I was a bit surprised when two e-mails popped up yesterday about my Bloody Caesar post: one from Ed Lee from Mott’s Clamato’s PR agency and the other from Bryan Feheley telling me about Calgary's "Caesar Day."
According to an article in the Calgary Herald the Caesar is almost unknown outside Canada. I guess back in the days when I favoured hard liquor - before I moved Biblically backwards from wine to water - I only order them in Canadian bars or served them at home. Ed tells me he has hundreds of Caesar variations which he would be more than happy to share. I think I'll take him up on it, just in case my doctor changes his mind.
Both e-mails advised me of a campaign to name the Bloody Caesar Canada's official cocktail. Voting is open to residences of Canada - okay official I'm in Italy but I have a Canadian mailing address and god knows I pay Canadian taxes - and I urge all my Canadian friends to sign the petition. After all we need something more than poutine and beaver tails to call our own! Eh?
14 maggio - San Mattia apostolo