In which we embrace the plant-base
(Oh hi, it’s been a while, we’re changing things on…
Left: Smoothie made with blueberries, strawberries, banana, soy milk, chia seeds, Vega protein, spinach
Center: Bufalina’s marinara and brussels sprouts pizzas
Right: Foreign & Domestic’s giant burger (off the menu, you have to ask for it)
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Funny, fascinating, full of gross and amazing facts.
Ben Monson, for instance, consumed sixty-five Mexican flautas. Who knows what the freightage was on that. I never before noted the similarity between flautas and flatus, but I bet Ben Monson has.
“Organs,” says Rozin, “remind us of what we have in common with animals.” In the same way a corpse spawns thoughts of mortality, tongues and tripe send an unwelcome message: you too are an organism, a chewing, disgusting sack of guts.
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Somehow Nora Ephron makes broken hearts hilarious.
Arthur shook his head. “I’ve always been terrible at colors,” he said. “It comes from having grown up with the single-row box of crayons instead of the big box.”
“But Helen is your wife,” I said.
“But I never trusted Helen,” said Richard. “She just used to sit there and drink her Tab, and I could never figure out what was going through her head.”
Shine by Wild Belle