Monday, October 29, 2012

Polenta at the end of the world

Apparently I'm seeing into the end of the world and it's name is Hurricane Sandy.
Who knows if I'll actually make it to the real event, the wind from the 7th floor is very dramatic and the cabin fever is starting to get to me. I've watched all the Netflix, all the Hulu and done all of the cooking and cleaning that I can stand.

Some people buy canned soup in preparation.
And some people make:
Brussel Sprouts,
fried rice,
banana bread,
and beets

If the world does in fact end tonight. I'm going out in culinary style.

Cheesy Polenta
8 c water
2 c polenta
salt and pepper to taste
4 oz cheddar cheese- grated
1/2 stick butter

-bring the water and salt to a boil.
-Pour in the polenta, stir with a wooden spoon until thick and gloppy (about 5 minutes).

-Remove from heat, stir in the cheese, pepper and butter.
-eat hot, then chill in the fridge and cut into rounds when cold.

Currently rocking out to (until the internet fails):
Andy Scott's "Luxury Problems" on NPR First Listen
This is a pretty ominous with this storm raging outside. I live on the top floor of a 7 story building, so things sound awful out there. This album could the be the soundtrack to a dystopian movie... and I'm not entirely convinced that this hurricane isn't either the start of the end of the world, or we're going to be thrown in 2084 or something.
Onto the music. For electronic, it's pretty low key, pretty laid back. The album feels deliberate, very complex and well thought out. This is described as "ocean floor dub" (rather than dub to dance to) and that fits it perfectly. The high voice wraps around the bass like a glove. It's pretty spectacular, but if you are expecting a more main stream sounded dub-step or electronica, this album isn't the way to go. It's a new take on the genre.

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