And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? ~Bill Bryson
Haven’t posted for awhile and then goofed and posted a fandom post here (whoops) so I figured this might be a good time to play catch up.
This is a plate of tonkatsu at KoKo Kitchen, taken last month when I went out to Utah for Sundance. I was reunited with Domo, who I brought back with me from Japan and left with my friend Josh years ago when I first volunteered for Sundance. He promised to take photos of Domo all over Salt Lake but never got around to it, so Domo’s back in DC and shenanigans will have to take place.
So, got back from California after 6 months of trying to settle in and while the weather was gorgeous I’m too East Coast, I guess. Just never found my niche. I’ve been doing some social media and marketing and trying to break back into the beer industry- volunteering is fun, of course, but it pays no bills.
And then, four days before leaving for Sundance, I slipped on a patch of ice and fell. Hit my head so hard I was probably lucky that I only lost my sense of taste and smell. This meal had marvelous texture, but the only taste was in my memories- the tonkatsu I ate in Japan was delicious and I still remember the crunchy crust and tender pork.
It’s been a little over a month and I can taste sweetness and saltiness now, so that’s something. It could take weeks or months, but I’m sure I’ll get it all back. It’s hard, though, to justify spending money on meals out when I can’t taste them, so I’ll probably be cooking at home a lot, and eating cereal and simple stuff, while my brain works all of this out.