Q: Last week it sold at auction for $370 a pound. What is it?
A: Tuna. Yup, bluefin to be specific
It was caught off the northern coast of Japan. The whole fish sold for over 100 grand, and was split between a Hong Kong sushi bar owner and a Japanese competitor. They say that a single piece of sushi made with this fish will go for 35 bucks. That's ONE piece. I mean, I like sushi, but....
I know we were joking about this on the air a lot, but I really DID get around to taking down our Christmas lights last weekend. But you know what? Coming back from our son's High School "college night" last night we noticed that lots of houses still have Christmas lights, not just up, but on, as well. Fine by me.
This morning we were having fun with a specialty book store in San Francisco.....Omnivore Books on Food located in Noe Valley. Yeah, books about food, but not just cookbooks. General books about food as well. And old ones at that. "The Bartenders Guide by Trader Vic", for example came out in the 1940s. I know you're asking "How 'bout a book about bacon?" There's "Bacon and Hams" that came out in 1917. Omnivore's on Cesar Chavez at Church.
Good morning! On this, the morning of my (COUGH) 29th birthday (truth be told, this is the 16th anniversary of my 29th birthday - truth in media, you know), I am asking everyone in the Bay Area to please DO SOMETHING (http://www.heralddeparis.com/do-something-wednesday-march-4th-2009/25154).
Lately, a lot of people have asked me - begged me, actually, to come back to San Francisco and rescue the Chronicle. I am afraid the poor Chron has been sucked nearly lifeless, and left on the side of the road to die in the hot sun. The Chronicle was the first daily newspaper I worked for, so it is sad to see it in this state. We are, however, going to have a go at a new media venture in the Bay Area -
The Paris | SF - Honest, bias-free news and information with all the world, national and regional information people need, and just enough of a quirky, snarky perspective as to make the ghost of Herb Caen proud. That effort should be up and running within a week or two. In the meanwhile, the SF venture is organically gaining interest from Bay Area residents on Facebook:
But back to DO SOMETHING 09. If you would please ask your listeners to do something today, I would be most appreciative.