Saturday, April 2, 2011

Couscous Party Tonight!*

This evening, I'll be headed to Brooklyn to attend a couscous dinner party hosted by my great and good friend ***REDACTED***. I have to admit (in a totes hetero way), that ***REDACTED*** is an extraordinarily handsome fellow- I've been razzing him for years that he's Morocco's answer to George Clooney. Hilariously, he related an anecdote of a cab ride in Shanghai (relax, people, he's no Thomas Friedman) during which the cab driver razzed him about looking like George Clooney... when the cab pulled up to the hotel in which he was staying, it stopped in front of a poster for the movie Ocean's Twelve which prominently featured a picture of Monsieur Clooney. Of course, the cabbie had to take photos of my friend in front of the poster, prompting passersby to follow suit. After hearing the story, I told my friend, "Don't feel too bad, think about all the times people ask George Clooney if he's ***REDACTED***." **

In the context of my last post, you can surmise that I'll be bringing a large bottle of limoncello to the party, so a pan-Mediterranean vibe can be achieved (my friend is Muslim, in the same sense that I'm a Catholic- there's a cultural connection, but the rules largely went out the window years ago... he fasts for Ramadan, but enjoys a glass of wine now and again)***


* We're gonna have a couscous party tonight... TONIGHT!
We're gonna have a couscous party alright... TONIGHT!
We've got nothing better to do,
Than hang around and eat a lot of couscous.
Don't talk about other foods, we won't wanna eat.
We've gotta say, couscous can't be beat!


** A joke I cribbed from my paternal grandfather, who was a dead ringer (down to the bowties) for John Houseman.

*** Another friend from Morocco will also be in attendance- he's a big, tough gent but a total lightweight... two beers and he's giddy as a schoolgirl. I can't imagine what a tipple of 100 proof booze will do to him, but I imagine he'll be hilarious.

12 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

Screw the George Clooney guy---how was the FOOD?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

but enjoys a glass of wine now and again)

hey, me too!

if by "again", you mean "half a minute after the last one"

vacuumslayer said...

I will also daintily sip a glass of wine if you twist my arm.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

George Clooney=meh. Moroccan George Clooney?! I'll take two. But not twins, though. That would be gross.

North African food is, I think, some of the most delicious food in the world. I need to track down some gf couscous...

Another Kiwi said...

We had lamb tagine last night, with slices of QUINCE in it!!! We're sophisticates I TELLS YA

M. Bouffant said...

Damnit, too early to be hungry!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That sounds good, A.K.

Make sure to take pics, BBBB.

;)

vacuumslayer said...

We had lamb tagine last night, with slices of QUINCE in it!!! We're sophisticates I TELLS YA

YUM!!!

I am roasting a chicken tonight. I have no idea whom will be invited to my orgy of flavors. Will it be onions? Garlic? Lemon? Apples? Rutabagas? Carrots? Who knows?!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I heard the title, initially, as the Cowboy Mouth song "Hurricane Party"

Perhaps understandble, since in two weeks or so zombies hit New Orleans. I understand it is typically more of a vampire-friendly town.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Screw the George Clooney guy---

He's married and I'm straight, so nah gahn happen.

how was the FOOD?

Excellent! I wrote up a detailed response, but Blogger stepped on its dick.

I'll take two. But not twins, though. That would be gross.

How about clones?

I need to track down some gf couscous...

How about millet as a substitute? Hell, millet couscous may be available.

We're sophisticates I TELLS YA

Yeah, lamb's not very common... **DUCKS**

Damnit, too early to be hungry!

But not too early to start drinking!

Make sure to take pics, BBBB.

Er... Uh... EEP!

I have no idea whom will be invited to my orgy of flavors.

Do you have an Umami fetish?

I heard the title, initially, as the Cowboy Mouth song "Hurricane Party"

Wasn't Cowboy Mouth founded by ex-Red Rockers?

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Ha! I was thinking about clones when I wrote that. I would have sex with a clone of *myself*, so obviously, I'm okay with that.

Aunt Snow said...

Yes, the food, the food!!