There it is, the sea, the most unintelligible of non-human existences. And here is the woman, standing on the beach, the most unintelligible of living beings. As a human being she once posed a question about herself, becoming the most unintelligible of living beings. She and the sea. (401) The moment of consciousness, of self-awareness … Continue reading Reading And Eating Clarice Lispector’s Story “As Águas Do Mundo.”
Ah Brazil, home of my gorgeous, talented wife Gabriela Maya, feijoada, and “the beautiful game.” Also, home of Cachaça, a brilliant distilled spirit made from sugarcane. I’ve been drinking this wonder of the New World since I first alighted in Rio de Janiero in 2003. To begin, sugarcane is washed and pressed to release the … Continue reading Bento Velho Cachaça
We’re preparing for Brazil vs.Germany and I’m drinking a caipirinha as we cook a Moqueca. Why moqueca? It’s a signature dish from Bahia! Here’s where we are so far. I’ve halved, quartered several limes and added a spoonful of brown sugar. Also, the Rolling Stones on brown sugar. Next step, mottle. Add ice, cachaca, and … Continue reading Caipirinha, the Girl From Ipanema, And World Cup 2014!
You want to prepare for and enjoy the World Cup match between France and Nigeria today, don’t you? Well, here are five necessary steps. 1.) Procure and drink a rosé from Provence. I recommend Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé 2013. And if you don’t have time to chill it, don’t worry you can drop in a … Continue reading France And Nigeria? Rosé, Une Boucherie, Frejon Et Asa.