Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye, 2008!

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american taste fig. a: James Villas, American Taste

James Villas, American Taste

Maurice Brockway, Come Cook With Me

Jeffrey Hamelman, Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes

George Lang, The Cuisine of Hungary

Edna Lewis, The Taste of Country Cooking

Helen & Scott Nearing, The Maple Sugar Book

Marcella Hazan, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

nordic landscape fig. b: photo spread, Noma: Nordic Cuisine

René Redzepi and Claus Meyer, Noma: Nordic Cuisine

Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food & Drink, ed. David Remnick

Joseph Mitchell, My Ears Are Bent & Up in the Old Hotel

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma

a platter of figs fig. c: David Tanis, A Platter of Figs

David Tanis, A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

Fuchsia Dunlop, Land of Plenty: Authentic Sichuan Recipes Personally Gathered in the Chinese Province of Sichuan

Christopher Hirsheimer and Peggy Knickerbocker, The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Cookbook

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

John Thorne with Matt Lewis Thorne, Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite

Kenny Shopsin and Carolynn Carreño, Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin

Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, River Cafe Cook Book Easy

postcards by Sandy Plotnikoff

(pretty much all of) The Food Issue, The New Yorker, November 24, 2008

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Adam Gollner, The Fruit Hunters


Song

Benji Aronoff, The Two Sides of Benji Aronoff + “Lovesick”

endless boogie 2 fig. d: gimme the awesome!

Endless Boogie, Focus Level

Big Star, “September Girls”

V/A, Fight On, Your Time Ain’t Long

Bruce Springsteen, "Atlantic City"

Selda, S/T

shadow music fig. e: shadow music

V/A, Shadow Music of Thailand

Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams + Destroyer @ Club Lambi

Cat Power, “Metal Heart," Jukebox and Moon Pix

The Clean, Compilation

Creedence Clearwater Revival, S/T

de Kayes fig. f: ORdK

Orchestre Régionale de Kayes, The Best of the First Biennale of Arts and Culture for the Young

Kim Jung Mi, Now

V/A, Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976

Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer + live @ the Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

Black Mountain, In The Future

Feist, “Sealion”

Tindersticks, The Hungry Saw

Alice Cooper, “I’m Eighteen”

Dead Science + The Witchies @ Zoobizarre

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


Moving Images

My Winnipeg, dir. Maddin

Man on Wire, dir. Marsh

dunn's famous smoked meat fig. g: Memories of Angels

Memories of Angels, dir. Bourdon

Freaks & Geeks

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, dir. Zenovich

The Red Shoes, dir. Powell

king of kong fig. h: King of Kong

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, dir. Gordon

The Office (seasons 2, 3, 4)

Holiday, dir. Cukor

peekaboo fig. i: peekaboo!

Love in the Afternoon, dir. Wilder

finishing The Sopranos

finishing The Wire

Death in the Garden, dir. Buñuel

Up the Yangtze, dir. Chang

Joy Division, dir. Gee

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, dir. Dominik


Food & drink

Col. Newsom’s country ham, Kentucky

mustard shop 3 fig. j: Vve Tierenteyn-Verlent, Ghent

Vve Tierenteyn-Verlent mustard, Ghent

Het Hinkel Spel cheese co-op, Ghent

A & A Bake & Doubles Shop, Brooklyn

Pizza Moto, Brooklyn

café sabarsky 2 fig. k: Café Sabarsky

Café Sabarsky, NYC

La Bonne Humeur, Brussels

Les Brassins, Brussels

Cantillon, Brussels

Moroccan crêpes at Marché du Midi, Brussels

Frit Flagey, Brussels

Mamma Roma, Brussels

Comus & Gasterea, Brussels

AEB cavolo nero fig. l: AEB greens

gombo zhèbes

Graziella, Montreal

McKiernan & Joe Beef, Montreal

Salle à Manger, Montreal

Bistro Bienville, Montreal

Chez Roger Bistro, Montreal

Michelle's Chunk-E-Nut Caramel Corn

Peanut-Butter Destroyers

James Villas’ “All Debate Is Over” Fried Chicken

Crab rolls

corn chowder fig. m: corn chowder

Corn Chowder

Pettinicchi olive oil

Manic Coffee, Toronto

Gandhi, Toronto

zeppoles at La Cornetteria, Montreal

La Caprese fig. n: torta alla caprese

Torta alla Caprese




in memoriam: John Kinik, 1938-2008

aj

3 comments:

Billy Jack said...

Alice Cooper! Funny, I rememeber when Michelle's family vehicle had a
"Don't Blame Me. I Voted for Alice Cooper" bumpersticker.

Al

Lauren said...

Next time you're in NYC, try the pizza (and oven-roasted mortadella, if it's available) at Motorino on Graham Ave in Williamsburg. It's another brick-oven contender.

aj kinik said...

Hi, Billy Jack,
I wish I could say that Michelle and/or her family still had that bumper sticker, but, alas, it was left behind in Nelson years ago. What a shame. With Canadian politics being what they are these days, it would come in handy.

Hi, Lauren,
Thanks for the tip. Will do. We love to hear about any and all brick-oven contenders.

ajk