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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Food and Drink

Suddenly, it's Wednesday. The week is flying by. Not only was there more jaw-dropping economic news (AIG, for example), there was also news of a near collision of the Earth and an asteroid on Monday.

And if things aren't wild enough on Earth and from the heavens, there then came reports of the hilarious argument from Bernie Madoff that his wife, Ruth, should be allowed to keep $69 million in assets. This is the Ruth Madoff who withdrew $15.5 million from Bernie's brokerage firm right before he was arrested. Ruth took out $5.5 million on November 25, and $10 million on December 10 from Cohmad Securities. Bernie was arrested on December 11. Coincidence? Yeah. Sure.

Ruth Madoff is the co-author of a cook book. A search for her name on Amazon turned up Great Chefs of America Cook Kosher. (This is a post about Food and Drink).

Ruth Madoff. Cook book.

Bernie Madoff. Cooked books. Allegedly.

If all of this isn't hard enough to swallow, Eric Asimov writes about chardonnay in his Wines of the Times column for the New York Times. I have to admit, I am a chardonnay hater. Still, perhaps Mr. Asimov has identified something new. In these times, it is best to try to keep an open mind.

With all that's going on you may well ask, when will there be good news? The answer: tonight. We are opening a good bottle of Malbec.