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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Try not to eat too much katchapuri when in Georgia. You'll leave hoping you never have to see the stuff again (it's hard enough for me to post these pics).

The dish is essentially dough topped with cheese and then baked in an oven. What you see in the latter two pictures is a special variety. It's a bread boat filled with two types of cheese, baked in the oven, and then topped with a raw egg (and a healthy portion of butter) right before it's served to you. You then must mix the inside of the boat around so that the egg cooks. It is heavy, salty, but goes really well with most Georgian wines.
posted by kent at 11:02 AM    0 comments
Friday, March 28, 2008
Coming Soon...
Oh, the monotony.

Get ready for the steady dosage of cheese, bread, and dumplings that is Georgian cuisine.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
What's in a Gnocchi?

Gnocchi (Italian Potato Pasta) are not easy to make. All the recipes tell you so. They require many attempts to achieve perfect and, as one website put it, "the Gnocchi gods to be smiling upon you."

Above is my first effort. I think they turned out decently, although next time I need to add more flour.
posted by kent at 1:07 AM    3 comments
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Barge Grub

This is a typical meal you might find on an oil-pipe-laying barge. You can go back for seconds, thirds, or fourths if you want.
posted by kent at 12:32 PM    4 comments
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This makcik would come every Sunday to make Pecel - a type of Spicy Salad...

The Salad...very very yummy!
posted by Vims at 8:20 AM    2 comments
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
What do I do with this?

A friend of mine bought me coffee beans from Bali…premium quality coffee beans…any idea what I can do with them...?

I digressed in the search for a solution to my problem, into an adventure of the history of coffee in Indonesia… finding out that Coffee is not a native plant to the Indonesian archipelago. In the 17th Century, the Dutch brought Arabica coffee plants to Indonesia – to grow the plants to break the worldwide Arab monopoly on the coffee trade.

According to one website, coffee plantations were responsible for the development of a lot of Central Java infrastructure. The coffee beans here are from Bali’s Kupu Kupu Bola Dunia (Butterfly Globe) factory in Denpasar, a family business of the Tjahjadi family started in 1935.
posted by Vims at 8:43 PM    4 comments