I have been overseas recently and am just catching up on what has been happening on this side of the world. I saw that Sarah Palin was in Philly and stopped in for a cheese steak at Tony Lukes. C’mon, now. How can you trust this woman to be the VEEP if she can’t even get to a top-ten sandwich joint in the City of Brotherly Love? D’Alessandro’s, Abner’s, Geno’s, Jim’s Steaks, John’s, Pat’s . . . all of them are WAY better than Tony Luke’s. Not even close.
I can handle the fact that she believes that dinosaurs and humans walked the earth together 4,000 years ago (LA Times). I can even forgive her for not being able to name a single news source that she regularly peruses or for not being able to name a single Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade (NYT, CBS et al.), but I CANNOT forgive her for wasting a meal on the road. Check out this site for more fun Palin-tology.
As Matt Damon put it the other day so succinctly, "I need to know if she really thinks that dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that, I really do. Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."
If anyone out there hasn’t got tickets for this weekends festivities at The W, come on down and get ’em at the door. Tom Colicchio is joining us for a weekend of dine and wine that everyone is going to love. See you there.
You know how much I love press releases. Here’s a few samples from one I received from the Sandra Lee last week (parenthetical comments are all mine).
National bestselling author and star of the popular show Semi-Homemade Cooking on the Food Network, will be on tour in Minneapolis, MN to promote her three new releases: Semi-Homemade Desserts 2, Fast-Fix Family Favorites and Money Saving Meals (Holy moly! Three new books all at once!) on Thursday, December 11th. As an internationally-acclaimed home and food expert, Sandra is known for giving practical tips to make everyday living a little bit sweeter and simpler, allowing today’s busy homemaker to take 100% of the credit for a meal or a tablescape that seems as if it were time-consuming and intricate. (Well, tablescrape is a new one, but having perused enough of Sandy’s books to be dangerous, it’s kind of funny that the “sell” here is taking all the credit for something when the seminal idea of her genre is having someone else do the work! Only in America.)
Sandra will discuss the following (and more) on her Sweet & Simple Book Tour:
—How Minneapolis ’s homemaker’s can make the holidays and everyday living special using quick tips.
—The top issues that plague Minneapolis ’s homemaker’s-the rising cost of groceries, etc.- and their solutions.
—How to make one entrée stretch into three delectable money saving meals.
—Shortcuts to make gourmet and heirloom desserts served in fine restaurants.
—Thanksgiving/Holiday-food and cocktail recipes that will make each occasion festive and fun.
(Wow . . . Where and when? I can’t wait!)
Here’s where Sandra Lee will be on Thursday, December 11th:
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Sweet & Simple Cocktail Hour at the Rotunda, Mall of America
Sandra can expand on Money-Saving Meals for Thanksgiving/Christmas and “Quick-Fix Holiday” recipes and tips. You can check out a quick write-up on Money Saving Meals on Chefmom.com. (Hmmmmm. YUMMO!)