Pittsburgh’s transformation from steel and manufacturing to eds and meds is a well-known story that continues to attract national attention, this time from Time Magazine.
Editor’s note: Ms. Thompson landed in the number two spot. A rather infamous list of mayoral faux pas from around the globe. Way to go LT for putting Harrisburg in the international spotlight.
The Year in Mayors’ Gaffes
A road to political purgatory, from bad to worst
Few consider the faith of the food writer. And this is probably a good thing. I won’t say that to worship food and drink is to pray to a false god. But even with all the high-minded talk of farm-to-table or Slow Food movements, of molecular gastronomy or urban gardening, of locavorism or fruitarianism or whatever-the-latest-ism, in my experience it rarely leads one down the shining path of enlightenment.
Or at least that’s what I believed until this past spring, when I spent one of the most glorious weeks of my life eating my way through Copenhagen, capped off by a 25-course, five-hour lunch at Noma, considered by many to be the best — and most thought-provoking — restaurant in the world.
“Some people see going to Noma as a religious experience,” said Michael Bom Frøst, a food scientist and director of the nonprofit Nordic Food Lab, which was established by Noma’s owners. This was several days before my own meal at Noma, and we stood in the lab’s shiny test kitchen, inside a houseboat moored across the canal from Noma. The brilliant Nordic sun shone in the bluest Nordic sky as we ate a pink ice cream made from seaweed and looked across the cold water toward Copenhagen’s center.
Copenhagen has become the epicenter of the “new Nordic” cuisine, which has supplanted Spain’s formerly avant-garde molecular gastronomy as the latest, buzzy Big Idea in international cuisine.
I can hardly type from laughing so hard over this massive slap in the face to the two most annoying and self-important people on planet Earth. Two more deserving cretins could not have been selected to receive this infamous designation by Time Magazine. For once I agree with them!
Heidi’s album flopped (surprise), she had massive plastic surgery (for no apparent reason) and now The Hills is cancelled after this season. Time to fade back into obscurity again. This is what happens when you are famous for being someone else’s friend, then you diss them and ruin the friendship by marrying a complete sociopath. You may recall the sex tape scandal Spencer started about Lauren Conrad, star of The Hills. A big “I told you so” from Lauren to Heidi and a muhahahahaha from me.
I call that karma!