By Matthew Yglesias
I found almost everything about this CNN article on DC power lunches slightly bizarre, but especially this last bit that’s not about power lunches at all:
The newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is known by friends as a “very adventurous diner.” She is a fan of Lebanese Taverna, in Woodley Park, which serves up Middle Eastern fare.
I like Lebanese Taverna, too, but hummus and grilled meat surely doesn’t count as “very adventurous.” Which is especially strange since the evidence of Sotomayor’s adventurous dining is fairly clear:
Food played a big part of Sotomayor’s family life. “Because of my very Puerto Rican taste buds,” Sotomayor loves what might sound like exotic fare to some: pig intestines on warm bread, pig feet and beans and pig tongue and ears.
A couple of months ago I had the brains of a whole-roasted piglet served on brioche as a spread (more or less how you would serve a pate) and it was excellent.