(SEAWEED CHOWDER from last month plus some green onions)
Well, in honor of the HOLLYWOOD WRITER’S STRIKE and the out of control holiday season, we’re doing reruns. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens with this strike. The internet is changing everything. Ultimately, it seems the inevitable outcome is that the business will be streamlined and the middlemen are going to be removed from the equation. Unfortunately, some really big and powerful corporations and people have gotten really comfortable being in there, and they are going to fight it every step of the way. This is going to be some high drama. At the same time, it’s something that needs to happen. The middle has gotten increasingly bloated and corrupt. It’s really amazing what passes for ‘art’ these days. At least, it seems really far removed from the vision of most of the artists that I know. Personally, I think it’s disturbing that what the media considers top stories in entertainment are Lindsey Lohan in rehab and Britney’s dysfunctional reality. Have we lost our way, or what? Obviously, this phenomenon of dysfunction pervades more than just food. It’s everywhere in our culture. From food to media to medicine to academia to the housing market to hurricane relief and government to the environment and automobile manufacturing to offshore tax havens to my head is going to explode. It’s INSANE.
(this is a picture of my band, THE SCREAMING CHERRY BLOSSOMS)
But anyway, back to art. It’s great that the internet is providing a platform for artists to break free of the stranglehold of modern media companies. GO WRITERS!
So in honor of them we’re remaking some earlier recipes. I got the seaweed chowder recipe from one of my favorite blogs, THE DAILY RAW. Trying out new recipes is fun and inspirational. But seeing which ones you go back to is important too. So this week is going to be about reflecting back on where we’ve been. Kind of fitting for the end of the year, I think…