Things Come Apart, 50 Disassembled Objects in 21,959 Individual Parts (by Todd McLellan)
Opening at Prada, S/S 2011
The homie Eddie Huang drops what, after one episode, is already the best “food show” I’ve ever seen. Seriously, fuck all that shit on Food Network (aside from Chopped, that shit is the wave) and Cooking Channel that is just the same re-hashed (pun definitely fucking intended) concept over and over again. Oh, that cheeseburger is “one of the best burgers in America”? Cause to me, it just looks like a cheeseburger that is made the same way every other cheeseburger is made, i.e., with meat, seasoning, a grill, a bun, vegetables, and cheese. OH YOU ADD CHIPOTLE MAYO TO YOURS AND CHINESE 5 SPICE IN THE SEASONING? I AM SO IMPRESSED.
Anyway, Eddie is one of the few people in the food biz who is willing to speak to his mind and give a voice to people that traditional food outlets would overlook, even condemn, for their lack of square plates or a politically correct frontman. While I’m still not sure I wanted to see a rabbit get slaughtered so, um, vibrantly, I still can appreciate the message — “People who eat meat and aren’t willing to kill an animal are fucking pussies and fuck them”. It’s educational without being academic, offering up a unique perspective on food in general, not just on the fleeting pleasures we as people get from food that is delicious. To me, that is something that deserves to be illuminated. REPRESENT, EDDIE. I’M EATING AT BAOHAUS TOMORROW JUST TO RE-ITERATE MY SUPPORT.
PS - THAT AQUA RALPH LAUREN PULLOVER IS THE SHIT.