According to Business Insider, due to international sanctions, and Russia’s response [banning imports], a black market for cheese has formed.
“A sort of speakeasy scene for French and Italian cheeses evolved which was akin to buying drugs from 1980s bodegas in Brooklyn,” one Moscow banker told Business Insider. “First, you walk into the bodega slowly, trying to wipe any suspicious look from your face. Then you pretend to look around the shelves for a while until the clerk recognizes you, at which point you and the clerk make eye contact and establish that metaphysical connection that signifies to both of you ‘I’m here to cop an ounce.’ You wait until there are no customers around, approach the clerk. He takes you to the back room, shows you the goods, you haggle over the price, shove the bag in your pocket, hand over the cash and bounce. Except here you’re leaving the store with a ball of fresh Italian mozzarella…”
Or some amazing camembert, or brie … You get the picture.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russias-underground-cheese-market-2014-12#ixzz3MJEhwcUf
In a massive case of the Plate O Shrimp Phenomenon, I was just conversing with Jessica Hagy this afternoon.
Now, from her blog ThisIsIndexed, comes this cheese-related doodle:
A lot of people don’t realize what’s really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don’t realize that there’s this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you’re thinkin’ about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone’ll say, like, “plate,” or “shrimp,” or “plate of shrimp” out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin’ for one, either. It’s all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.
See also: Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
From the @midnight tumblr, and there’s more on their page:
Bitchin’ Lifestyle, the house brand for Nadia G.’s online media hijinks brings us an assortment of five grilled cheese recipes:
grilled cheese in a waff