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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beer Flats Have Curves : Super Bowl 2013

FOOD:
A couple of months ago met Maria Walley of Daelia's Food Company while she was promoting a new product at East Village Cheese Shop. 
East Village Cheese Shop is legendary for discount prices on a large variety of cheeses and gourmet products. Got to love that for a Super Bowl party.
Maria's pitch was spot-on. Weeks later received an email from Maria; and, she sent samples of Beer Flats in Pilsner and Porter for Cooking Lounge to review.

The first thing that caught our attention was that Beer Flats have curves. Perfect for scooping and cradling all kinds of tasty bites from cheeses to spreads to cured meats. 

At Cooking Lounge, we munched the Beer Flats with Collier's Welsh Cheddar Cheese and an Old Golden Hen English ale, while cooking during the holidays. Of course, the crackers go well with beer.

Beer Flats are hearty, sturdy, whole grain, small batch "artisanal flatbread crackers made with craft beer." The Pilsner Beer Flats are malty and slightly sweet. The Porter Beer Flats are a savory, flavorful balance of rye, caraway, and molasses with hints of cocoa. The Porter Beer Flats are far more complex on the palate.  These crackers have great shelf life. An opened box of Beer Flats maintained quality for over a month; they stayed crisp and crunchy. 

Super Bowl XLVll is February 3, 2013 in New Orleans. 

Beer Flats are a perfect compliment to almost any Super Bowl culinary line-up. 

Check-out Cooking Lounge's Super Bowl Recipes - Top 10 Websites from last year.

Beer Flats are available at:
Whole Foods – NY, NJ, Conn
Zabar’s - NYC
Bottle King – NJ
Malt and Mold - NYC
NYmouth.com

Enjoy,
Cooking Lounge
photos: wbj
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Destination in the Bowieverse: "Where Are We Now?"

MUSIC:
Could not resist posting about music legend and cultural icon David Bowie's recent release, "Where Are We Now?." New Bowie after nearly a decade! More Bowie to add to the soundtrack of your next dinner party (try Cooking Lounge Good Food ideas).

David Bowie did more in the 70's and 80's than any other successful artist to encourage freaks, geeks and outcasts to love and embrace their uniqueness with performances and near anthems of individuality, decadence and darkness wrapped in trademark chameleon personas. Every album was a seductive invitation to a new destination in the Bowie Universe (Bowieverse). Even Wall Street took notice in the 90's and started trading on the power of Bowie's genius, as asset-backed securities with Bowie Bonds.

Bowie's voice is haunting in "Where Are We Now?", hallowed and graveled with a dark resilient joy (a pulsating light) permeating every lyric uttered - 
...joy of survival...joy of  living... joy of remembrance in hedonistic days-gone-by...

The lyrics and accompanying music video are drenched in symbolism and open to all kinds of interpretation. The seemingly lo fi video - mise en scene desktop set, grainy slow motion black and white frames, and puppets with supper imposed heads (is this a comment on individuality?) - does what David Bowie does with deft, pull you into the Bowieverse to share his current revelry. 

Not the best singer but a master vocalist, "Where Are We Now?" is distinctively Bowie, memorable and melodic, with the ever present Bowie melancholy shocked with rays of light.

Enjoy,
Cooking Lounge