Smitherman, Giambrone and Toronto’s other wannabe mayors, recast as food

Smitherman, Giambrone and Toronto’s other wannabe mayors, recast as food

Sloppy joe, meet George (Photos by kdhauxiliary and Taki Lau) 

The mayoral race is heating up—literally. The Globe and Mail recently concocted a dish in each mayoral candidate’s likeness: George Smitherman is a too-spicy “Sloppy George”; Adam Giambrone is a “half-baked rump roast”; and Giorgio Mammoliti is a “zuppa di bizarro.” (John “thrice-heated prime rib” Tory has been taken off the menu.) Sadly, there are no recipes or photos, but we still thought that this exercise might prove useful to undecided voters—after all, no dish can satisfy every taste. On election day, voters can go down the list, visualize the appropriate food and vote with their stomachs. Crumb-bedecked Pantalone on rice? Or lean—perhaps too lean—chicken à la Rossi?

We consider it an elaboration on visceral voting. Just don’t choose the ham.

• Dining out on the Toronto candidates [Globe and Mail]