Surreal Winners


08 Apr Surreal Winners

Bob Blumer, the Surreal Gourmet at The Drake.


Normally, I sit back and let technology do the dirty work for me. I rely on because it’s neutral, easy to use and absolves me of any bias. But this time, I asked you to sway me with your words, and you did. I gotta say, you are a good-natured bunch.

I was expecting horror stories of water balloon bombings or tacks on chairs. The worst gag was a toothpaste tube stuffed with mayo — but it must have been effective. After I stopped laughing, I spent hours wondering how the heck he’d managed to do it.

And Melissa? She dropped by to share a lovely story about Bob Blumer’s graciousness. She already owns the book I’m giving away, so wasn’t even entering the contest .

So, here I am left smiling at your stories and acts of kindness, and kicking myself for volunteering to sit in the judge’s chair. But I’ve no one else to blame, so here goes. The winners of  Glutton for Pleasure: Signature Recipes, Epic Stories and Surreal Etiquette by Bob Blumer are:

  • Judith Rutty Godfrey for recounting her father’s mysterious prank involving mayonnaise insertion. I think it’s illegal in some states, but there’s something extra in it for you if you show me how he did it.
  • Lisa MacColl for using her culinary trickery for good, not evil. What’d she do? She got a fussy child to like omelets. That’s gotta be worth at least a book. I’m sure the child’s mother agrees.

Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll be back soon with a crumpet recipe. No joke.





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