Saturday, December 11, 2010

Novel bean week, plus aesthetic fascination

Last time, it was white beans.

Tonight, I explored pinto beans. Yes, I know, my life is wild.

I had just a couple tablespoons of molasses left, so I used that and some tomato and onion and bell pepper and cilantro and cumin and cayenne to make a kind of refried bean dish, served over brown rice. This was followed by a salted hot chocolate study break, which I recommend for all you beleaguered students.

Since there isn't much going on in the culinary department, I shall introduce you to an amazing school of movement called biomechanics, brought to you via Vsevolod Meyerhold, a man with a fantastic name and an avant-garde style of art that got him executed by Stalin. First, watch this:

Then, watch clips of Victory Over the Sun and original Nijinsky choreography of Rite of Spring and Petrushka. Look at constructivist painting. Appreciate the similarities and differences.

1 comment:

  1. Modern Family beat you to the punch with the salted hot chocolate tip.