Signs you live in a wealthy nation
Which is a shame in some ways, as I was just thinking about one of the Big E's big draws: the butter sculpture. What could be more perfectly American than taking an unnecessarily large amount of food, shaping it into a whimsical approximation of a cow, and then throwing it out?
And then my co-conspirator Mike sent me a link to the site of Jim Victor, a Pennsylvania sculptor who takes food sculpture to a whole new level.
A roast turkey made from chocolate!
A Channel 10 newsanchor in parmesan cheese!
A rather coy Fidel Castro in vegetables!
There's more; so much more. If you want to see Columbus's ships in pizza dough, Ronald Reagan in butter or Mickey Rooney in chocolate (yes, a disturbing thought, I know), I suggest you go visit Jim's food sculpture page.
Meanwhile, I'll be in the kitchen with a picture of Larry King and a bag of walnuts.