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Glorious Cuisine From Around the World

Friday, November 23, 2007
The Wonders of Blackbread

Azerbaijan features some wonderful coriander-infused blackbreads. They are so hearty and go great with soup, cheese, tomatoes, white wine. That's all I've tried it them with so far, but I'm sure there are other uses.
posted by kent at 7:57 AM    2 comments
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The Turkish Side of Azerbaijan
Iskendar


Some layered salad type thing.

Lahmacun



posted by kent at 9:56 AM    3 comments
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Dutch Gourmet
Last weekend a Dutch friend of ours invited us over to her place for "gourmeting" as she called it. I had no clue what this meant but figured that since food was included, I would most likely enjoy.

Dutch gourmet reminded me a little bit of fondue in the sense that there are small pieces of meat, veggie and other food that you cook individually on the spot. However with gourmet, this means grilling the food on top of an electric pan. Linda, the Dutchie, did all of the prep work before we arrived and had a variety of food ready for us to grill; marinated fish, chicken, beef, meat balls, small hamburgers, chopped vegetables, and cheese. The grill that she had was manufactured by Tefal and had small containers that you could place under the grill to melt cheese or steam vegetables.


We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food was delicious. I think every household in a country where winter dips below -10* should have one of these. Its a great interactive meal!
posted by Blanka at 9:28 AM    4 comments
Friday, November 16, 2007
New Template
It's about time, too.

I'm currently working on centering the template and there are three images that will go in the header, but I forgot to bring them with me to the office.


Let me know what you think.
posted by kent at 5:01 AM    0 comments
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
A Taste of Latvia

It wasn't the greatest first taste. Fact is, if you want good Latvian food, be prepared to pay for it. This dish featured grilled grapes, french fries, a chicken breast, and a really nice sauce. In fact, the sauce was the only real good thing about it. Luckily, I was famished after a flight from London, so I wasn't too particular about taste.
Good thing I had a frosty pint of beer, though. That makes everything better.
posted by kent at 7:13 AM    0 comments
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Roast Wild Boar

What are the chances that you'd be walking down a side street in London only to come across a Polish-Mexican restaurant that used to be a Latvian-Mongolian place which boasted Roast Wild Boar as a special? I'll let the good people over at NASA calculate that.

If only the British knew about side dishes, or perhaps the blandness of them made the boar that much better. Let me tell you, people, the boar was magnificent. It was as tender as stewed beef, but with a slight pork flavour. It literally fell apart when I touched it with my dull knife.

The odd thing about this place (disregarding the fact that it was Polish and Mexican) was that it incorporated microwaves, five of them, for all of the heating up. My guess is that all the food is prepared somewhere else and the zapped right before serving. Interesting idea, but I can guarantee you Chef Ramsey would be all over this place like white on rice if he found out what was going on.
posted by kent at 7:34 AM    2 comments
Thursday, November 01, 2007
When in Chicago, Why Not Have Reuben Sandwich?

Sauerkraut, Corned Beef, Marble Rye, and one great sauce. This was one tasty sandwich. In true American fashion, it came with a side of potato salad.
posted by kent at 7:52 AM    1 comments