Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Everyone Will Start to Cheer

With the Presidential candidates visiting Iowa, I am reminded of then-candidate Barack Obama's visit to Iowa in the 2008 campaign. Obama was mocked as being elitist and out-of-touch with ordinary Americans for having the audacity to talk about arugula prices with an audience of arugula farmers. Those of us who watch Food Network programs, particularly the competition shows, know that chefs frequently rush to the pantry to get a hold of arugula, a commonly used ingredient. If you really want the common touch, here's the late Stevie Ray Vaughan performing Little Feat's "Sailin' Shoes" on a 1989 episode of David Sanborn's Night Music. At the end of the song, there's a brief clip of SRV reciting "A Few of My Favorite Things" - including arugula!