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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fried Coke underscores how far from healthy Coca-Cola is - Blogging Stocks

It is probably not much of a threat to Cokes reputation because at least one taster thought the deep fried Coke product was disgusting.
Fried Coke underscores how far from healthy Coca-Cola is - Blogging Stocks

Friday, October 13, 2006

Is That Smalec I Smell?

Mmmmm, I think it is.

A picture from Aussie in Poland on Flickr and from Warsaw Voice and their tips for hibernating through the coming winter: The recipe for Smalec.

In Polish and English.

kupić słoninę,
buy pork fatback,
pokroić ją w kostkę,
dice it,
włożyć do garnka i stopić,
render in a heavy pot,
przelać do kamiennego naczynia,
pour the rendered fat into a stone crock,
dodać usmażoną cebulę z boczkiem,
add fried onions and bacon,
wymieszać i poczekać, aż zastygnie.
mix and wait until it has set.
Smalec - bardzo niezdrowy - zajadamy na kromkach chleba z ogórkiem kiszonym.
Eat the smalec - although it is very bad for you - on slices of bread with pickled cucumber.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I'm Not Even Hungry And I Want To Make This Stuff

From Naughty Curry: Cheap Ass Chicken with Sriracha. I wonder how it would be with Sambal instead.
The recipe call for curry leaves which they might have at the Super 88 Market. Everything else is generally available.
Naughty Curry: SRIRACHA SAUCE: Fiddling With Fire and Spice

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

And Speaking Of Indian Food

We never made much effort to seek it out because our limited experiences with it weren't very good. But just to check it out we went down to the new Himalayan Bistro on Centre St. last week and this time it was excellent.
They start you with a super thin and crispy flat bread or cracker flavored with herbs. To go with that, three condiments. The first was a spicy tomato chutney/relish. The second was sweet and a little hot if I remember correctly, I think it may have been a tamarind flavor. The last was a creamy mixture of yogurt and mint in a shade of green that may well be unique in the world. All three were delicious and were good either on their own or together.
The appetizer was pieces of shrimp fried in a batter and served to be eaten with the condiments. They were also very good, cooked perfectly tender and not at all greasy. This compared with the dreadful, greasy, unfresh popcorn shrimp that I had while travelling over the weekend. I won't mention the name of the place but I will warn you to beware of Irish Admirals in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
For the main course J had the Tandoori Grill. It was a selection of meats and fish, (salmon), served on a hot iron grill piece. Alongside was a tasty yogurt based sauce. Everything was tender and tasty and the only small drawback was that she ordered it spicy hot and it didn't seem that way to either of us. Nothing wrong with the flavor or the quality though.
I had the Lamb Saag and loved it. It came spicy hot, as ordered, a nice mixture of spinach and yogurt along with a blend of Indian spices. The lamb therein was small pieces of moist and tender meat.
Altogether the whole dinner was a revelation to both of us and we're looking forward to going back.

Tandoor Chef

Tandoor Chef
Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
Tried this recently. Not too bad, the flavor was good and it was spicy but it was also salty. It's available at Whole Foods along with a couple of other flavors.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Goosing The Competition In The Chinese Restaurant Biz

CCTV International