Luncheon at OWS in Zuccotti Park Is No Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park by Georges Seurat


Despite reports dripping with sarcasm (or maybe it was saliva) in the New York Post and other blue-blood rags about demonstrators at the Occupy Wall Street encampment feasting on gourmet vittles, my visit there this afternoon proved otherwise.


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For carnivores: sardines mashed with parsley and salad oil on a baguette (click on any image to enlarge)


Lunch today was a sardine sandwich on a short length of baguette, a serving of boiled corn, and a vegetarian stew of potatoes, peppers, and diverse beans. That was it. There wasn't a shred of arugula or lobe of foie gras in sight. In fact, the campers I talked to were perpetually short on vittles, despite individuals generously putting out bowls of chips, breakfast cereals, and vegetarian dips at nearly every turn in the narrow paths that wend their way through tents and tables, as demonstrators milled around, clutching cups of bodega coffee.

In fact, any food that you can bring down to Zuccotti Park, prepared or otherwise, will be appreciated.


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The vegetarian bean stew should be labeled "makeshift" rather than "gourmet."


Next: More pictures from Zuccotti Park


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10 comments
ajweberman
ajweberman

Aron just got out of a fat farm and the tub or lard is starting to gain weight again. Don't feed him. He got food stamps and is not homeless. Or as we did in prison, spit in his food.

David Christian
David Christian

no, Aron never pied Shatner. Although i'm sure good reason could have been found.

Mitt Ponzi
Mitt Ponzi

Sardines?  How pedestrian.  Real job-creators like myself would never sully the palate with something so prosaic.  Except for during numerous campaign appearances (via Southwest Airlines, thank you).  Then it's all common-man food like fried dough and burgers and fried coca cola, and whatever other slop the unwashed masses call "food."   

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Dave
Dave

Yeah ,I know he's annoying , but Shatner?!

Garsleat
Garsleat

I volunteered to make sandwiches for OWS and we made two different sandwiches (meat and vegetarian) to be brought to the protestors.  We try to make something healthy because I'm pretty sure consistent pizza or cupcake donations would pay havoc to the people's health.

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

The food looks fine to me -- actually, the sardine sandwiches look really good.

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