Jul 06 2005



Color me nuts! I’ve been eating quesadillas and guacamole for two days straight and plan to continue on for another two. Oh, it’s a wild ride, all right, but this dish is so exquisite that, if it turned out that the patriarchy is responsible for it, I would have to not blame it. It’s that good.

For this batch I used that weirdly bland kind of Monterrey jack cheese that has the red flecks of chile pepper, and a lot of diced red onion and cherry tomato and scallion and cilantro and chopped fresh spinach. Like my ancestors, the earliest Texans, who did not know from tableware, I then repurposed the quesadilla slices as rudimentary spoons/shovels for pushing the guacamole into the gaping Twisty maw.

I would argue that chopped iceberg lettuce is the only appropriate bed for the guacamole.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. Iceberg lettuce is too pedestrian for you. It’s flavorless, and pale.

Ah, but it is also crunchy, the yin for delicious avocado puree’s yang, which puree, if it can be said to possess a flaw, is perhaps a teensy bit on the slimy side, texturally speaking.  In fact, I would go so far as to assert that iceberg lettuce is the opposite in principle of guacamole and that both of them must therefore contain the seed of the other, and cannot exist without the other, particularly when in the presence of a quesadilla and my mandibles.

Did I just use the word “repurpose”? Great Scott!

Anyway, a propos of food-related obsessions: a foodumentary documenting everything I ate from July 2004 to February 2005–the philosophical precursor to I Blame The Patriarchy–can be found, with marginalia, here.


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  1. amanda

    Off-topic, slightly, but what kind of camera do you have?

    Your photos are stunning!

  2. Twisty

    I use a Canon 10 digital SLR, but I attribute any success my pictures may achieve to the lens, a Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 wide-angle zoom.

    A testament to the greatness of any lens is its ability to make me–a chump–look even marginally like a photographer.

  3. Crys T

    Mmmmmmmmm…quesadillas and guacamoleeeeeee…….

    I see nothing odd at all about eating that for 4 days straight. It’s ALWAYS a good time for gaucamole. Especially if it’s got lots of garlic.

  4. Mr. Word

    Ha! What a great post! The delicious quesadilla is an easy treat!

    I’m sure that you know that ‘Quesadillaphilia’ isn’t really a real word! But don’t let that stop you! It’s expressive!

  5. Twisty

    What, Mr. Word, do you mean by “real”?

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