Posts from 19th November 2009

Nov 09

Tomme de Savoie, Fourme de Ambert, Abondance (cheesy lovers #37, #38 & #39)

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Tomme de Savoie

Raw-milk cow cheese from France, from Le Marché du Quartier

This wedge of cheese is grubby on the outside; gray and brown, pitted and wrinkled. Inside it’s a soft moist translucent creamy paste dotted with little holes. The inside tastes tastes tangy and bright and grassy and citrussy, the rind composty and dusty and mushroomy. It’s a happy contrast of taste and texture.


The Pop World Cup 2010: Call For Players

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sad swedish fans
Pop giant Sweden failed to make the final 32.

We’re looking for people who want to manage a team in next year’s Pop World Cup.

If you don’t know the concept of the Pop World Cup, it’s simple. Tracks from participating countries go head to head in a tournament to decide which country is the champion of pop. As a manager, your job is to select tracks – between 3 and 7, depending how far your team gets – for the country you manage.

The game will start towards the end of January 2010, and you’ll know who you’re managing on December 5th, so you’ll have plenty of time to find songs. That really is all you need to know!

If you want to take part, leave your name (and some kind of contact – Twitter name, email, whatever) in the comments box. This time we’re going to give you some degree of choice as to which team you get. So please either put the word RANDOM next to your name, indicating that you’ll take whatever country you’re given, or pick FOUR countries you wouldn’t mind managing. (Country selection after the cut)