Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pork Perfume

In case you haven't noticed, pork has made a comeback. Bacon in particular has noticeably escaped the confines of the breakfast table, making appearances in dark and milk chocolate bars, brownies, and ice cream. Those who are more than bacon curious can turn to Heather Lauer's book Bacon: A Love Story for more savory and sweet ideas. (Her blog, Bacon Unwrapped, is also a delight.)

Those who truly worship pork take note. Zingerman's Deli successfully ran Camp Bacon in June ("the Davos of Bacon") and plans on bringing the gourmet event back in 2011. Ad copy in their summer catalog reflects their evangelical porcine enthusiasm. Offerings include a "Praise the Lard Gift Box" and Crespone Salami from Verona Italy that is so good the headline reads "Pork Perfume".

Who knew that salami would go luxe?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Smell Culture: Truck Stop Eau

When you are on the road, traveling from state to state, you get a glimpse of what life is like in other places. Ohio is not far from New York, but their smell culture might seem a bit foreign to those of the perfumista persuasion. This photo was taken inside the ladies room at a trucker's rest stop. Warning: Attempts to suppress laughter may result in failure.