A lot of the Lego references are – of course – quite New York-centric, but I’ve isolated a few of the food ones here.
On the topic of food, you should have a buzz through his mini-memoir of life with coffee, as shown through cleverly stained napkin art – it appears in the same paper. I especially love his description here: “My mother (who makes the most delicious coffee in the world), is obsessed with a particularly potent mechanical foam maker. The result is a layer of impenetrable foam, a kind of lacto-stucco. I have to gnaw my way through it before being able to get to the actual coffee. Apart from that she really makes the best coffee in the world.”
Awesome is too micro-sized a word to describe his artistic feats!