Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No, We Have Not Become a Political Blog


Despite all indications to the contrary, the wine wall has not gone solely political. We just haven't been able to help ourselves what with all the excitement. But, if you happen to be one of our very few readers who actually visit the "wall" on the right side of our blog to see what wines we've been tasting and how we've been pairing them, you'll be glad to know I just updated that section. No, we have not stopped tasting, or cooking, or pairing. We've just been a little distracted.

In fact, we were so distracted by Super Tuesday, that we forgot to post about our very bougie Super Bowl party. For which, alongside our chips, dips, wings, and pizza (everything but the chips homemade of course), we indulged in Olympia oysters (the smaller ones in the photo). Not familiar with this tiny, sweet, briny, heritage species native to Puget Sound? Check out Slow Food's explanation.

4 comments:

Kirstin said...

I think that you should be more a political food blog. Maybe interview oyster farmer/fisherpeople about how they think Clinton or Obama, respectively, would impact the consumption of Olympias. Has either of them promised, for example, to improve U.S. oyster commerce in some of the most vibrant oyster communities in the world- like Marseilles, or Japan? I didn't think so.

Helen said...

So true. How could I even think of caucusing for Obama without knowing where he stands on Slow Food in general and heritage species like the Olympia in particular?!

Anonymous said...

I thought you might find this interesting..if it had not already come to your attention. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confit_byaldi
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Emily said...

Would you like some more Olympia oysters to celebrate the upcoming holidays or maybe the election (fingers crossed!) with? We're giving away 4 Dozen fresh Puget Sound oysters including Olympia's to the person who best answers "What would you do with 48 free oysters?" I've linked to the contest through my name.

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