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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Everyone Should Have One

If you don't have a forno oven, go out and get one. Or build it. Or commission it. Just do whatever it is you have to do to get it done. They are so cool that I am even trying to build one on my balcony in Baku (don't ask how).

Besides the fact that you can churn out buffalo mozzarella pizzas as seen above, you can also do breads, stews, braised meats, and just about anything else.

But the coolest thing of all is the paddle you get to use. Makes you feel like a real pizzaiolo.

posted by kent at 5:53 AM    3 comments
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Fresh Orange Juice in Morocco

In Essaouira

In Marrakech

If I remember correctly, it was about 65 cents for a large glass. Yummmmm.

posted by Muriel at 8:23 PM    0 comments
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Breakfast in Italy

This omellete is filled with all sorts of Italian goodness: prosciutto, pancetta, parmasean, fresh rosemary, tomatoes, red onions, and garlic.
posted by kent at 3:30 AM    1 comments
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Redefining the Gourmet Burger - Part 2
The control burger with a little bit of horseradish

The Lebanese - Roast halloumi and red pepper

The Thai - Peanut sauce, bamboo shoots, and shredded coconut

The Hick Burger - Smoky pepper cream cheese, bacon, and flambeed apples

The Greek - Tadziki, tomato and red onion

posted by kent at 12:23 AM    1 comments
Monday, November 02, 2009
Cornish Pasties
Good Pasty-eating Form

A handmade pasty

From my Dad:

When I was a kid my mother worked in an english bakery in
Fort William. One of the specialities du maison was Cornish Pasties. Lovely crescent shaped pies containing an onion potato meat mix baked to a golden brown. Couldn't wait to see if mother brought some leftover ones home. The pastie was originally developed as portable food for the Cornish tin miners. Something they could throw in their pocket to sustain them for the day.

When I was in Weymouth, England near the cornish border I came upon the ultimate pastie shop. Ah these were things of beauty containing all manner of ingredients. I bought a couple and repaired to the local pier to sit and watch the sea and read The Guardian. Ah delicious!

posted by kent at 2:32 AM    1 comments