*** Cotton Candy Affogato: This is an instagram worthy drink. If you enjoy getting likes on instagram, showing off cool looking food, and like people giving you compliments, this is the drink to get. I am also victim to this food-craze on IG where I would order something for the photo, not because I am really craving it or think it tastes amazing. And this didn’t really taste amazing. For one, the cotton candy was really dense. It was probably the packaged cotton candy you can buy pre-made because fresh cotton candy is fluffy and it melts as soon as liquid hits it. As soon as I poured the expresso over the cotton candy, the cotton candy just starting chunking and deforming. Fresh cotton candy would’ve had the liquid smoothly pass through it. I ended up reshaping the cotton candy to make sure it didn’t land all over the table. Apart from the cotton candy, it was just regular affogato (ice cream + expresso). I enjoyed every bite that didn’t include the cotton candy.
*** Popcorn Chicken: Weirdly enough, I was actually disappointed that the chicken wasn’t as “MSG”-y or heavily seasoned as they are when you order them at Quickly’s or Tapioca Express. They were a little flavorless, but the sweet and sour dipping sauce did help a lot. Personally, the unhealthier the popcorn chicken is, the better. I already committed to the unhealthy factor when I ordered it, so might as well go all out right? Marinate that thing in MSG and throw cancerous powder in it. Eating with Jenn is a dangerous game to play because when it comes to food, I don’t mess around! This popcorn chicken was way too healthy.
**** Jasmine Green Tea: This isn’t my order, but it sure was tasty. A little on the sweet side for my taste preference, but the jasmine flavor was strong. The set up reminds me of Cafe Maji…it’s actually a complete rip off of Cafe Maji…Milk and Honey did open up first in Artesia in 2011, but they didn’t use this kind of dishware until after Cafe Maji opened up. But correct me if I’m wrong. I do prefer Cafe Maji’s side, however, to Milk & Honey. Milk and Honey gives you a sliver of chocopie, but Cafe Maji gives you a cream puff. Ding Ding! Instant winner right there. Although I did not mind stealing Chris’s chocopie anyways.
*** Potted plant macchiato: I wanted to try a macchiato because, well, the name of the cafe says it all. However, for something that is supposedly their specialty, it fell a little flat for me. I really liked the top of the drink with all the decorations, the syrup, and the cream, but overall, the drink started falling flat once I reached the base. Also, beware of drinking the soil too quickly because the tiny particles can get caught in your throat!
*** Green tea macaroon ice cream sandwich: I’m very picky with macaroons so a 3 is actually a decent score for me. The ice cream and the macaroon were very good together in that the macaroon wasn’t too sweet so it balanced out nicely. Unfortunately, the macaroon was very chewy whereas good macaroons are more on the fluffy side. But it also could be that the ice cream caused it to change texture.
Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.
“In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden. Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve. Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement. Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”
my mother told me this story over and over when I was little
"Always be Lilith, never Eve"
"Always be Lilith, never Eve"
Ever since reading about her story when I was younger, I never sought to be Eve again.
Lilith is the one men fear. Because Lilith knows she does not need men to validate her existence.