Posts Tagged ‘triptych’

Taami Berry Tasting Parties in San Francisco – African Fruit Makes Sour Taste Sweet

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I missed out on the crowded táami berry kick off party last month, but it must have been something like this event that was covered by the New York Times.

Here’s the pitch:

“For those of you who have never come across this miracle fruit, the táami berry has the unique ability to modify the perception of flavors – making sour and bitter flavors taste remarkably sweet. táami berry defies the notion that eating healthy can’t taste good, literally forcing people to rethink their assumptions about flavors.”

But I did get a chance to try things out later on. For about an hour after eating one these tiny little fruits, sour lemon juice will taste like sweet lemonade, I can guarantee you that.

As it looked in SoMA at Triptych on Folsom during the kick-off party a few weeks back. It was just filled with handsome young people:

See? These are just little things. One Synsepalum dulcificum per person, that’s all you need.

Host Noah comes to a table to explain how it all works. There were lots of different kinds of foods to nosh on…

Anyway, if you’re into it, Twitter will let you know when the next event gets scheduled.

Know Your Legion of Honor Faberge Eggs: #6 Red Cross Triptych

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The fantastic Artistic Luxury exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum continues. Read all about it here and here.

But what about the Faberge Eggs? Here’s one from 1915, the time of the Great War: The Red Cross Triptych:

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When World War I broke out in 1914, the trouble that had loomed at the edge of the Romanov’s awareness began to penetrate the protective shell of imperial privilege. In response to the suffering of their people, and in an attempt to present an image of patriotism and concerned involvement, Alexandra enrolled herself and her older daughters in nurses’ training and had the palaces converted into provisional hospitals to care for the increasing number of wounded.”

Needless to say, there weren’t too many Imperial Faberge eggs delivered after this one, what with the Feb Rev just a couple of years away. 

Nevertheless, eggs, precious eggs!