This is the Weirdest Press Release We’ve Gotten All Week

Hint: it involves nudists.

November 29, 2017

By Stacey McLachlan / Photo: Stanley Dai/Unsplash

As you can imagine, as the editors of a publication that reports on the best of our fair city, we get a lot of hot news tips in our inbox. Publicists will reach out to let us know about cool restaurant openings, entrepreneurs will share info about their startups and big brands will send over their fall lookbooks, all in hopes of coverage for print or here online. Most of the time, these emails help us do our job, inspiring stories and assignments and keeping us in the loop about what’s  going on in the city. (Keep it up, you sweet things.)

But other times, we’ll take a nice big sip of hot coffee, open a press release and do a spit-take—this morning, for example, when we received a note from a mysterious American PR company. The subject line? “Why Nudists’ Favorite Kitchen Aid is the Slow Cooker.”

At first, we thought we might be reading a release from the beloved appliance brand KitchenAid, but upon further reading, this was very much not the case. Rather, it was a dispatch from the publicist of the American Association for Nude Recreation, sent from Kissimmee, Florida (presumably where national headquaters is located? Scared to Google it in case IT takes our computers away).

“Nudists, like most of us,” it begins, “love to cook.” What they don’t love, it turns out, is the risk that can involve in a hot kitchen. “According to the majority of the American Association for Nude Recreation members, they have a major incentive to avoid hot splatters. So, they often pull out their slow cookers for delicious, splatter-free meals.”

The email goes on to share some fave slow-cooker recipes. Spaghetti Bolognese and Corned Beef and Cabbage, everyone’s favourite meals to eat au naturel, may sound messy, but don’t worry: “As a nudist there’s no worries about spilling and staining clothes while eating, just dab the sauce off your arm or leg with a napkin and continue to enjoy your meal.”

Winter must be a tough time to recruit nudists, so we get why they’re reaching out to media to help spread the word that it’s still possible to thrive during these colder months. Keep on doing what you’re doing, guys; we’ll be over here, enjoying wearing pants.

 

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