How about playing a little guessing game?
The first reader to correctly uncover the identity of this UFO (Unidentified Food Object), as well as the reader who comes up with the most unlikely or the funniest suggestion, will each get the wallpaper of their choice, signed to their name with a little note.
Not to mention the fame, and my respect and consideration for at least a couple of days. How’s that for a tempting prize?
UPDATE : WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
Well, dear readers, the UFO was in fact, <drumroll>… plaited mozzarella! Or more accurately a tresse de mozzarella, kindly given to me by a French producer at the Salon du Fromage – the tale of which will follow later today.
Hence, I am happy to announce that the winner of the first prize is Meg, who was the first to correctly identify it. Bravo Meg!
The winner of the second prize was pretty hard to determine, as you all came up with excellent, surprising and funny suggestions. But I have to hand it to Linus, who made me laugh out loud (At the office. Ahem.) with his “Michael Jackson. Yep. White, lumpy and sticky-looking. It’s Michael Jackson.” Congratulations, Linus!
Both winners can email me to say which wallpaper they would like, and what name(s) they would like it signed to…
And finally, a word of thanks to all of you for your participation, it’s been fun!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go comfort my plaited mozzarella, who’s going through a bit of an identity crisis, unsure whether she’s garlic, challah, yogurt brain, a mushroom, a turtle, a breast implant, popcorn, a litchee or other tropical fruit, the globe of an eye, a bag of risen dough, a Ferran Adrià creation (she would like that), knotted intestine (not so much), asparagus, cauliflower, a set of three buttocks, an albino chipmunk, a turkey, a new kind of edible plastic, a mutant squash, or none of the above…