Monday, January 9, 2012

JOE BEEF'S GOT GINGHAM with Anthony Bourdain

Artistic Self-loafing: Frédéric Morin has no idea how stylish and contradictory he seems as he disparages the idea that Food=Art.
9th January, Twenty-Twelve (Montreal) Anthony Bourdain came through Montreal last year as part of his "Layover" series and gave the world's Foodie Fanboys a decent insight into the culinary sub-culture this city is known for [see here]. This youtube vid had 300 hits on it's first hour of issue and within days it had hit over a hundred thousand, such is the appetite for good foodie news.
Proof it wasn't a one-off. Frédéric in Gingham again.
Seems foodyism is everywhere in the world. You can't turn left or right in this town without hitting some kind of Nouvelle Cuisine-du jour. When did this whole thing explode? One minute I was eating baked beans on toast for a treat, next--through peer pressure alone, I can't seem to be able to get through the week without a taste of the good life and not feel like I'm missing out on something.
Alas, matters of taste are so subjective, and obviously we aren't here to comment on what you put inside your body... So for now, all we care about is what you're all wearing to the feast.
Take David McMillan and Frédéric Morin, owners of Joe Beef [see here] hanging out with Anthony Bourdain. I don't have a clue about what they are eating, just that they are complaining how the bourgeoisie commentators are trying to turn food culture into a conversation about 'Art.' Well, Fred, with a shirt like that, nothing you can say, eat or cook can prevent you from being a walking work of art for the folks at Got Gingham. Thanks Fred! We got no beef with you.

More Gingham Gets in time for Twenty-Twelve

 Montreal Streetstyle Gingham

"Hmm... something smells wonderful. They must be cooking with Gingham."

"I say we get something to drink. How 'bout a Gingham and Tonic at Big in Japan?"

"Mmm-Mmm... Good. That's what Gingham Soup is..."
Hooked on Foodie Culture? Getchaself some Gingham.
Ain't Got Gingham? Just head to Café Neve [see here] where they've got extra Gingham on pegs for those who come unprepared!

 Today's caption "--a subculture" is brought to us as part of a joint initiative between the Montreal Foodie Writers Association and some other guy who couldn't be bothered to turn up to the meeting.

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Thanks and credit to for that pic of Fred [see original article here].

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