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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Soul Food Extravaganza

Fried chicken, potato salad, spaghetti, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and better-than-sex cake.
That was a feast.
posted by kent at 2:03 AM    0 comments
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sister Blog
First of all, Farzina finally posted after what seemed like forever. Well done. I'd still like to know what Liz eats, though.

Moving to other matters, what's a meal without a good beer? Not one at all, according to the pivo masters of the Czech Republic.

And because they decided to act on their love for the potent potable, we have ourselves a sister blog.

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to:

Dobre Pivo
posted by kent at 7:56 AM    0 comments
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Welcome to Bangladesh
This is what my aunt serves you when you marry into our family. A gigantic platter of Bangladeshi prawns, each the size of your hand. We may not have the Taj Mahal, but we sure do have alotta mouth watering seafood (it comes with being flooded twice a year).

posted by F at 11:56 PM    0 comments
Sightseeing in Austria
Austrian Puff Pastry (yeh i just made that up, no idea what it's called)
It actually looks better than it tastes. And i thought it was sooo purdy, I had to take a snap. Then, again my sweet tooth is generally restricted to Nutella on most days/
Now this I know. Anchovies and mayo. :P Not something I was expecting in an outdoor food fair in Vienna.
Germany and Austria share one great establishment. NordSee. A delectable fresh seafood restaurant.
Kent, you still on your chair? Yes, I finally blogged! :D

posted by F at 11:49 PM    2 comments
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday means a lot of things to a lot of Catholics and Christians out there: the last Tuesday before Lent begins, a 40-day period of fasting before Easter. This CBC article explains it very well...and lets me get right down to the food.

Shrove Tuesday (or 'Fat Tuesday' or even 'Mardi Gras') means pancakes. Before the fasting begins, all the fat and sugar and other goodness in the house needs to be used up; you can't have temptation staring you right in the face, now, can you? Pancakes are the perfect thing to use up the aforementioned indulgent ingredients.

I'm a great lover of breakfast for dinner, so tonight, to kick off Lent as best I can what with my loose morals, I made pancakes. Not just any pancakes- I made a German Pancake, or a Dutch Baby, depending on what your Mom called it growing up.

Oven baked, puffy goodness, it's very easy, with minimal ingredients and effort, and a deliciousable outcome. Even the Recovering Catholics (like me) will agree- Shrove Tuesday is one great excuse to eat pancakes.
posted by Meg at 8:06 PM    2 comments
Thursday, February 15, 2007
13th of February Coconut Chicken Curry

Using the brilliant Egyptian convention of naming cities, bridges, and streets after significant historical dates, the panel has decided to name this dish "13th of February Coconut Chicken Curry."
It's a coconut, onion, garlic, green pepper, ginger, and tomato base, coloured with turmeric, and flavoured with hints of cinnamon, cumin, coriander, pepper, and salt. Milk and water make the sauce, and chicken the protein. Server over rice and you got yourself a solid south Indian curry.
It's also the first addition to a "Great things you can make while cooking in less-than-adequate foreign kitchens." If you have an addition, I'd be happy to add it.
posted by kent at 9:23 AM    5 comments
Sunday, February 11, 2007
German Cheesecake
 

My German friend, Iris, is giving me informal cooking lessons in Swabian food. So, I'm a Chinese-Canadian, learning how to make regional German food in India, go figure! This week, we made German cheesecake (or "quarkcake"). The great thing about it is that you don't actually need to buy any cheese (something that is very expensive here in India). Instead of cheese, you make it with "quark" which tastes like yogourt but has the consistency of a soft cream cheese. It's super easy to make and if anyone is interested, I can give the recipe for quark. The cheesecake tastes richer and creamier than a New York style cheesecake, and is also less sweet. It is usually just made plain because, as my other German friend, Anja, says, "It's so good that you don't need to add anything else."
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posted by Samantha Lee at 8:10 AM    4 comments
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Pizza Delivery in Japan

One night, my roommate and I ordered pizza and to my delight, the pizza that we ordered had four different flavours. It was really good but a little bit different. For one, I've never had corn on my pizza before. I actually can't remember what the toppings were since this was a couple months ago, but looking at a flyer (Pizza Hut), some of the toppings on Japanese pizza include: broccoli, shrimp, crap sticks, mayo, eggplant, calamari, seaweed, tuna and probably other things that I can't pick out just by looking at tiny pictures. Of course, there is pepperoni and cheese and lots of things that I'm used to seeing as well. But Kent, what does an Egyption pizza look like?
posted by ~diana~ at 4:41 AM    1 comments
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Yemeni Feast

A feast fit for a Yemeni. We were five people and they brought out this giant platter covered in rice, lamb, and chicken. In amongst the lamb was liver, intestines, tripe, and even some animal hair. We quickly discarded the above and went straight for the tender rib meat.

Mmm....
posted by kent at 9:56 AM    1 comments
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Typical Japanese Lunch
I have Japanese food for lunch quite often and it looks something like this...

Clockwise from top left: raw octopus with cucumber in vinegar sauce, fish, leek, kishamin noodles, raw fish, rice, soy sauce, picked vegetables

Clockwise from top left: raw fish, say sauce, white radish in miso sauce, soba noodles, leek emptied into noodles, raw fish on top of rice, hidden pickled vegetables

Clockwise from top left: teriyaky chicken with white radish on top, deep fried something (maybe fish or pork), salad, pickled vegetable, miso soup, tofu, rice
posted by ~diana~ at 6:04 AM    1 comments