Monday, April 6, 2009

Calzone Cafe

The picture is here purely because of the striking green in the winter sunlight in Dublin city centre. A pleasant and attractive sight for a snack. The people here look settled in, don't they? No need to move when in good surroundings. Food retailers, in general, seem to like green and the reason appears to be that no one ever complains about this colour. It's therefore sometimes regarded as neutral and hence undemanding. But beware. Only a pure green is so perceived. Any other kind of green is somehow tainted and directly confronts neutrality. So there's nothing neutral about the vivid lime green of the cafe. I have never eaten there so I cannot comment about the Calzone. The calzone pizza is derived from the word for trousers. Folding pizza dough around the toppings makes a pocket. Purists argue for the sole ingredients of mozzarella, basil and tomato.