Or, cheap and good pesto for your queer decadence on a budget
In which my partner is 30 and getting bi.
Gingerbread sculpture, fighting food insecurity, and Hulu commercials.
Decolonize Thanksgiving history and support queer youth. Oh, and cookies.
Silly name aside, if you’re a geek in Seattle this holiday season, you must check out the Sheraton Hotel’s annual (and free) gingerbread village “May the Holidays Be With You.” That’s right, Star Wars-themed gingerbread to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Here’s some photos I took last weekend!
The part of me that desperately missed Halloween and pumpkin food in Japan when I was there in the early ’10s is very pleased, but 2015!me is a little alarmed by how quickly it happened, if 10 years is “quick.” Globalization is a factor, of course, but just as much at work is Japan’s marketing of seasonal goods.
In which every bakery I encountered in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kagoshima was decked out for Halloween. Manneken, Hirakata
Krispy Kreme’s “Mad for Monsters” campaign features four types of doughnuts:
Both Mister Donuts and Krispy Kreme Japan are doing Halloween campaigns this year, and because I love you all so much, I ate a ridiculous amount of doughnuts one morning for science.
What a perfect time to come to Japan and do some food anthropology!
This year’s winner: Elysian’s Punkuccino. I was a little skeptical of a coffee-chocolate-pumpkin beer, but the flavors are perfectly balanced–a molasses-malt head, rich pumpkin, coffee, and stout with a little sweetness. I got to try a lot of these at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival–highly recommend the event. Special thanks to my family in…
Today’s post is about shifts in marketing: which brands continue to produce Halloween-themed goods/advertising and which don’t. Also doughnuts. Mister Donut decided to go with fall-themed cronuts this year: crushed chestnut whip, apple-custard pie, and cherry-cream pie. Meanwhile, Krispy Kreme Japan went full-out Halloween with “Krispy Skremes,” and they are not messing around: