“The first course was an oxtail soup, but no, not an ordinary oxtail soup. It was as if the contents from an emptied sink had been swirled in a bowl with some warm water, with only a simple crouton to garnish. As I ate it I was sure that it must have been similar to the soup served in Soviet forced work camps–salt would have surely ruined it, clearly knowing this he had added none.” —Stewart Woodman trashes the menu at Heartland. Here’s Lenny Russo’s take on the whole thing.
“Irish citizens, faced with high unemployment, were upset by the announcement that their government would give away chunks of cheese to the poor. “It’s about how they’re going to tell their children or grandchildren that Santa has very little money,” said one Irish man in response to the plan. “What are they going to tell their children and grandchildren: that Santa has cheese instead?” —from this week’s Harper’s Weekly Review. Personally, I think it’s a great idea.