Friday, January 22, 2010

California tried to come here...

... but didn't quite make it. A friend made a special effort to ship my favorite olive oil to me, even going to the Sunday farmers market under the freeway in Sacramento to buy it from the grower, but the box arrived yesterday minus its bottle. There's a reason "Thou shalt not steal" made it into the top 10 of the commandments, and I'm sure the oil won't completely calm the waters of its thief''s roiling conscience. To read a review of the missing oil, click here.

And for those of you in or visiting Southern California soon, be sure to check out a very interesting exhibit at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles. Clare Crespo has created an entire Mardi Gras feast with yarn versions of seafood gumbo, beignets and cafĂ© au lait, king cake, catfish po’ boy, and more. Her oysters are pictured here.

The show’s opening is on Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heath, featuring complimentary Abita beer and other pre-Fat Tuesday offerings.

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  1. If you ever happen to run across it, or find your self in Arizona, Queen Creek Olive Oil is really good. Pricey, like your fave stuff, but it is very nice to be able to buy local, artisan oil.
    I am so sorry for what happened to your gift.

  2. Thanks, Tina. It's indeed a treat to have a good local olive oil. There's a store here that carries a number of oils; I'll see if they carry Queen Creek. Or maybe I'll just have to come for a visit!