Hilarity Watch: Passive-Aggressive Appetizers

I’m glad I’m not the only one who believes food doesn’t always have to be taken so seriously. I was literally laughing out loud while reading Yoni Brenner’s list of "Fourteen Passive-Aggressive Appetizers," and I work in one of the quietest offices in Manhattan. They probably think I’m crazy. While I may be a little off-kilter at times, I don’t know if I would have the guts to do this:

"2. Vegetarian friends? Try veggie rumaki: wrap a strip of imitation bacon around a water chestnut, spear with a toothpick, and broilโ€”but instead of imitation bacon use real bacon, and instead of a water chestnut use veal. "

"9. Tempura makes great finger food, and the batter locks the flavor of just about anything in a savory, opaque crust. Impress your friends with creative choices, from squash blossoms to mislaid car keys to the two-carat engagement ring that Cheryl gave back to you after she โ€œreassessed things.โ€ Surprise!"

Love it. If you ever imagined what you would say or do to your ex’s new love, Mr. Brenner comes up with some good ideas (see # 5 and 6). Check out the actual article on The New Yorker’s "Shouts and Murmur’s" page for a good laugh…and good ideas for your next dinner party. 

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