He still puts on a white linen suit every morning, rides in a chauffeured white Cadillac, visits Kentucky Fried Chicken’s white column headquarters and plugs his “finger lickin’ good” chicken around the country.
But Harland D Sanders, everyone’s favourite Kentucky colonel, is disturbed about what has happened to his chicken and to America’s dining habits.
While it sounds like an alternate history from Adbusters archives, it’s from an interview with Sanders in The Milwaukee Journal, 1975. You know something has gone terribly wrong with food when the mascot starts decrying it.
Since the City of Melbourne passed an edict that no new restaurant can get a liquor licence in Melbourne unless it serves a fish taco, my Melbourne restaurant name generator has become redundant. I’ve been meaning to write some reviews, but most of the new joints do a pretty good job of satirising themselves. So inspired by this tweet from Beechworth chef Michael Ryan, here’s a Mexican edition of the restaurant name generator. Name that new restaurant:
El Barrios Blanco
Press reload for more authentic Mexican suggestions. Also, inspired by my original generator, Willamette Week in Portland has made a local version.
I’ve just released a new bot into the wild, who invents a new name for a Melbourne restaurant twice a day, just like the Melbourne Restaurant Name Generator but delivered directly to the loving bosom of your twitter feed.
Follow it for regular, nonsensical updates.
Sampling Victoria’s finest jam doughnuts in downtown Footscray
Another year down, another year where my local market, Footscray Market, fails to build a website. Opening hours for the market over the Christmas/New Year’s period are:
Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve): 7:00am-5:00pm
25-27 December: Closed
Wednesday 28 December: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 29 December: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 30 December: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 31 December: 7:00am – 5:00pm
1-2 January 2012: Closed
Tuesday 3 January: 7:00am – 4:00pm
The regular opening hours for Footscray Market continue to be:
Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday – 7:00am-6:00pm
Friday – 7:00am-8:00pm
Saturday – 7:00am-4:00pm
In my last post Dr Maytel requested something that would generate development issues, and seeing that I’d neglected to send her (or anyone) a Christmas card and about half of my friends work for non-government organisations, here it is. You should hassle the UN to support:
POST-CONFLICT CIVIL SOCIETY COLLABORATION
Press reload to inspire a new development program
Once again, it is the time of the year when food journalists wheel out the world’s worst portmanteau, the listicle, and predict where food trends will head in 2012. For a writer, they’re brilliant content. No editor is going to sack you if Cambodian does not become the new Thai or the world’s predicted hottest restaurant closes. Your audience does not hold you accountable if the hot food destination that you suggest collapses into civil war. So why not let a machine do the work?
Here’s my automatically generated predictions for the hot food trends of 2012. If they come true, you owe me money.
- Mid-90s Veganism
- Capers are the new Salted Caramel
- Hot Kitchen Tool: The Paintgun
- New Habit: Emetic Tuesday
- New Nordic Bacon
- Food Destination: Somalia
Press Reload for increasingly accurate 2012 food trends.
Spotted on a packet of pork and cabbage dumplings, Footscray