Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Bacardi Rum Is Not A Food
Well no, not unless you serve it in a fruitcake. And even then, it depends on the fruitcake.
But it's a good thing you mentioned that, 1954 Bacardi ad. Because when I saw that delectable cottage cheese next to a limeade-grenadine-rum cocktail I couldn't decide which of them would make a nice retro diet meal.
Actually, when I see cottage cheese with chives I think of the restaurant on Long Island we used to go to when I was a kid. It was in an inn and was very mid 20th century Classic American. So among the things you got on the table instead of a bread basket were a dish of cottage cheese with chives and some melba toast to put it on.
I do not think that I would care to dip any melba toast in my Perfect Low Calorie Bacardi Cocktail, though.
I didn't do a calorie count on this one, but it probably does have fewer calories than the cottage cheese, assuming that the latter is full fat. I like the raspberry-pink color of the cocktail, though. Very nice. I ought to do a post about pink cocktails. For the holiday season, maybe next month. And I'd better make a note of that or else I will forget.
By the way, I am working on a new blog! When I get a couple more posts up, and finalize the name, I will take it live and stick it on Entrecard (I know, I know, I have problems with it too, but still...) and link to it. It's sort of a blog for armchair chefs and travelers - world cuisine, culinary history, odd facts about food, herbs, spices, folk medicine, folklore and food through history. So I might write about Napoleon's favorite cake (I just made that up, I have no idea if he had one) followed by a post about tisanes followed by a post about weird flavors of Pocky. A grab-bag, like my other blogs - but different stuff. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I'm enjoying setting it up...