a tummy ache on christmas eve
for future reference, apparently the following meal combination will render my stomach comatose and in pain: breakfast: two rice crackers, yogurt that i found in our work fridge*, coffee, nori lunch at giulias: pretty massive hamburger with cheese + beetroot + lettuce + mustard, chips with rosemary, watermelon+berry+mint juice post-lunch at redoak: 500ml of organic hefeweizen * i think this...
i like a fish taco joint that knows its good.... →
macaroons are the new cupcake.– from last night’s dinner conversation. for you uncouth un-hip types, this is a macaroon. and, confusingly, so is this.
i miss texas. especially meat by the half pound. →
how to dismember animals (circa 1508)
from the booke of kervinge by wynkyn de worde, some of my favourite animal-dismemberment terms. even if they are potentially cute animals. break a deer lift a swan spoil a hen disfigure a peacock display a crane mine a plover thigh a woodcock splat a pike undertranch a porpoise tame a crab (quoted from schott’s food and drink miscellany)
Fast food has the same nutritional value as a grease-soaked sponge garnished...– (via fromtheoldman)
Why do we rate a purely subjective experience like restaurants and food on a...– From a recent SBS Food article on the Michelin star-rating system.
sweet, sour, bitter, savoury, MSG. i mean, umami. →
sydney has an appalling lack of good gringo-style mexican food. most mexican joints here serve food that is barely edible. just lots of crappy aztec clip art and foil-wrapped pre-made meals or trendy two-colour logo, nostalgic fonts also serving crappy foil-wrapped pre-made meals. you might as well eat an airplane breakfast. (having said that, baja cantina in glebe serves some bitchin cali-style...
there is no fury like the want for a corn fritter. →
one morning several years ago, i had an intense hankering for corn fritters. so i made an improvised attempt with some leftover curry, eggs, canned corn — and ended up giving myself food poisoning. so since then, i’ve left it to the health-inspection-approved cooks to make it for me. although i am pretty certain that this bill granger recipe (which requires corn in its plant form, not...
jerk ham: ham for jerks! →
i think i’ve found my christmas ham recipe of choice. nothing beats pork + chilli + plenty of ham leftover for holiday season hangover breakfasts.