I really hate this octopus. I'm sure it'd taste delicious. Anyway, I'd like Argentina to win- what with the Paraguay and Spain wins, my fantasy team will be scuppered otherwise.
Hmmm. So I was walking past the British Library the other day, and I noticed this Stephen Fry quotation on the wall: "An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them." The thing is, I didn't see who it was attributed to, and naturally assumed it was an Oscar Wilde pearl. Then I realised that there are some serious similarities between Fry and Wilde:
Poor Cult Potato. How I've neglected you. In my defence, I've been really quite busy- had exams/went away up north/had a massive party. No excuses though. Anyway, I woke up this morning and thought to myself, it's Summer baby! Oh yeah. So, after a breakfast of truffled eggs and steak (actually not kidding) I set about composing the Summer playlist to rock all Summer playlists. It seems to be quite hiphoppy, but here you go anyway:
Tinie Tempah- Pass Out
Big Boi- Shutterbugg
Kelis ft. Andre 3000- Millionaire
Big Boi ft. Andre 3000- Royal Flush
Nas and Damian Marley- As We Enter
B.o.B.- Nothin' On You
Dizzee Rascal- Dirtee Disco
Fyfe Dangerfield- She's Always A Woman
I'm fully aware that Fyfe seems a little out of place, but I love it so I don't care. I'm also not usually such a Big Boi fan, but, again, I don't care. I've put the Shutterbugg video below, but also highly recommend the Dirtee Disco video- very funny!
I've only just realised that photos of dishes from Ferran Adrià's elBulli from 1987-2005 are up on the net. How awesome do these look? Certainly firing the belly juices for Taste of London next week!
Rock mussels with seaweed
Veal marrow with bonito consomme
Pink grapefruit soup with tarragon and black sesame
1. Pachyderm: Someone (or something) with thick skin. It is used for animals such as elephants, hippopotami and Dale Winton.
2. Mithridatism: The process of taking small amounts of poisons in order to build up an immunity to them. Named after King Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus, who, afraid of assassination, initially cultivated the process. (Mithridates VI also developed the 'Antidotum Mithridaticum', supposedly a universal panacea as it contained all known antidotes at the time of its invention).