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Local Eats

Home Cooking & Takeout in Roslindale, West Roxbury and Beyond

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Grilled Salmon Skin

Grilled Salmon Skin
Originally uploaded by libraryman.
Check out the large version.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Flame-grilled Lamb with Spicy Pepper Sauce

If I put the information together (interpreted the flickr tags) correctly Burger King is selling lamb sandwiches in Singapore. I learn something new every day.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Chicken with Chilli and Nuts

Chicken with Chilli and Nuts
Originally uploaded by dopiaza.
I saw this picture in the Flickr flash thing and it has a recipe with it that sounds great. Flame on!

A copy of a copy of a copy: My beef with google

The Broken Neck Man has a problem with Google. He didn't say what he thinks of Wendy's.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Carcinogen Warning Sought for Fries, Chips - Los Angeles Times

SAN FRANCISCO — California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer sued nine snack- and fast-food giants Friday, saying the law requires them to tell the public that their potato chips and French fries contain a toxic chemical.

In a suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Lockyer sought a court order compelling the companies to place warnings on their cooked potato products because they contain higher levels of a suspected carcinogen, acrylamide, than other foods.

The defendants include Frito-Lay Inc., KFC Corp., McDonald's Corp., Wendy's International and Procter & Gamble Distributing Co.

"I am not telling people to stop eating potato chips and French fries," Locker said in a statement. "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may not be a necessary part of a healthy diet, they sure taste good."

But he pointed out that Proposition 65, a ballot initiative passed by voters in 1986, requires businesses of all types to provide the public with "clear and reasonable" warnings before exposing them to potentially dangerous substances.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Whole Foods

From KIPlog at FOODBLOG.........

Is Whole Foods The Wal Mart of Grocery Stores? I was going to respond in the comments, but am a little late to the discussion.

You can't compare Whole Foods to WalMart because WF isn't going to run the carnecias and mom n' pops out of town. It just isn't in competition with places that sell half a lamb for the price they sell a half a rack of chops.

Thruby and potatoes

Thruby is a Greek spice that tastes similar to, but not exactly like, oregano or thyme. Friend J gave me some she got from her neighbor S. I had a mediocre potato harvest in my garden - small potatoes, and not too many of them. Here's an interesting thing I did with the two ingredients.

24 small potatoes (~1 - 1.25" diameter), peeled or not as you prefer, scrubbed and trimmed
(or you could use larger potatoes diced into similar size, about 12 oz.)
2-3 Tbs olive oil
1 small red onion, halved at the equater then quartered pole-to-pole
~1 tsp thruby (or oregano & thyme, mixed with the balance going to oregano)
salt, pepper to taste
lemon wedges
plain yogurt or libani

Put the prepared potatoes in a pot of cold water. Bring it to a boil, then lower heat to a rapid simmer. Cook until barely done, 4-5 minutes - test with a toothpick. Drain and let steam dry a bit. The potatoes can wait a little at this point: cover them loosely with a pot lid so they don't dry out and put them in the fridge if it's going to take longer than an hour.

Heat a heavy-bottomed pan to medium hot; add 2 Tbs oil. If the potatoes have been in the fridge, take them out while the pan is heating. Add potatoes, swirl pan around to coat potatoes with oil. Sprinkle onion, and a little salt and pepper, over the potatoes, let cook for about 3 minutes. Stir the pan, and continue to cook at medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes so potatoes brown evenly. Add a little more oil if needed. Check with toothpick to be sure insides are soft. Sprinkle with about a teaspoon of thruby, stir and cook 5 minutes more, stirring partway through. Taste, adjust seasoning.

Serve with lemon wedges and yogurt to spoon on top.

I love the combination of potatoes and yogurt, with whatever seasoning.
And if I had parsley on hand, I would have sprinkled the dish with a healthy dose of that.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Varying Views

I was just reading my blog roll and I realized I had the The Food Whore and The Kitchen Chick lumped in with I Blame The Patriarchy. I suppose I'd be called a bad person if I suggested a food blog cat fight.

Natto with raw egg

Originally uploaded by snowy's goodthings.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Google Earth Help

Google Earth Help

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Hamburger As Clown Face

Originally uploaded by OPBuzz.
With a jaunty cap. Do you see it? Do you?

Tragic Mistake Or Crime Against Nature?

A place in Ohio serves burgers with tartar sauce on them. Even worse, they do it intentionally. Gack! Triple gack!!!
Foodgoat ... something tasty every day: Tryout Tuesday: Stevenson's

I Blame The Patriarchy: Quesadillaphilia

There's a lot of iceberg lettue bashing going on these days. You can't scratch an au courant chef without them sniffing about the shortcomings of their 1960's childhood diet and telling you that mescalun at $15.00 a pound is the only way to go. But Twisty knows at least one thing iceberg is good for and you get to have quesadillas with it.
I Blame The Patriarchy: Quesadillaphilia