Thursday, March 4, 2010

way with words

I am a huge, huge AA Gill fan and his columns for the Sunday Times are always a treat.

His latest is on three NYC restaurants - Momofuku Milk Bar, DBGB and The Breslin - and though I wish he'd have dedicated a column to each there's no shortage of the AA Gill gems that make his writing such a delight.

Of The Breslin:

"But the signature dish must be the deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. The dish that did for Elvis. Collectively, the table’s eyes rolled in their heads and everybody hummed a muffled, chewy rendition of Love Me Tender.

The Breslin is one hell of a restaurant. Packed with regular Joes talking with their mouths full and their heads empty. I loved it here."

and the movement of serving comfort food in a near-depression city:

"The mouth appeal of the fat and the sweet and the sticky is incoherent. The flavours just make your mouth a big, warm sleepover. This is cud Valium, mood-altering, head-numbing, feelgood food."

he makes me swoon with wordy indulgence...

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