Friday, July 26, 2002

sweet victory

team u.s.a defeated team france at the recent 2002 world pastry championship contest, with a stunning chocolate centerpiece of a tiger jumping through a flaming hoop and innovative pulled sugar techniques.

actually this isn't saying much, since all three members of team u.s.a. are actually french themselves. so our french chefs beat their french chefs.

but newsweek has a nice article on the competition, and the entire story of the competition can be found on the contest's website.

on a more sobering note, new statistics reveal what i have suspected for a while: coffee farmers, near bankruptcy by years of low prices, have turned en masse to growing cocaine, thus creating a new high for drug production in latin america.

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