Wednesday, August 30, 2006

When in Barcelona, be sure to fill your mouth with broken glass


In a Dining In video, Mark Bittman nominates a ham sandwich as the greatest sandwich in the world. What's so great about it? Among other things, it's the crispness of the bread: "The bread is like so crisp that when you bite into it it's like glass breaking."

Mmmm, glass.

(Btw, this is not the culinary metaphor watch.)

4 Comments:

Blogger the chocolate lady said...

Know about the "I can eat glass" project?
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=493597

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

When I worked as a mental health therapist I had a barely out of adolescence patient who liked to eat light bulbs. Thank goodness those days are over! (Working as a therapist, I mean; for all I know she's still eating light bulbs because lord knows I couldn't do a thing with her.)

Seriously, despite the fact that I like his "How to Cook Everything", I have become quite disappointed with Mark Bittman. His "Minimalist Cooks at Home" was a major letdown, the recipes I tried were bland and boring.

What idiot wants to bite into glass?

9:36 PM  
Blogger mzn said...

I know about it now. Thanx!

Rebecca, I haven't ever cooked from the Cooks at Home book but I'm a staunch defender of HTCE and Best Recipes in the World. The light-bulb eating story is nuts. My father the gastroenterologist used to amuse us as kids with stories of things he removed from people's stomachs. Avocado pits, open safety pins, soup spoons...

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

What about that Minimalist Entertains (I forget the exact title)--the one with him in a green sweater sticking his butt out on the cover? I asked for that for Christmas a couple years ago; another big disappointment. There was nothing in it that sounded remotely like anything I would want to cook and serve to guests.

2:12 PM  

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