Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bear Meat, Lotus Root Chips, Unadon, ... Travel Bites!

Kyoto, Japan ~
Freshwater Eel and Rice

“To learn how to properly skin an eel takes five years. To properly skewer it, eight years. To properly grill it, a lifetime.”

A restaurant in the Gion district of Kyoto, a neighborhood where geiko (geishas) still live and study today, a spare menu. There’s no need to look beyond the unagi...

Read more: Unadon at Uokeya U; wsj.com




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Chefs' talk
~ Grant Achatz gives us an inside look at Alinea's fall menu—and a shot of what we can expect from his new cocktail bar, The Aviary...
Read more: The Thinking Man's Meal; gq.com

~ Anna Gare is having her star turn on Junior MasterChef, but she long ago found the recipe for success...
Read more: From rock chick to master chef; ninemsn.com.au




Food for thought
As more of us indulge our passion for local, organic delicacies, a growing number of Americans don’t have enough nutritious food to eat...
Read more: Divided We Eat - What Food Says About Class in America; newsweek.com




Power ingredients
Bear is every bit as good as pork or beef. So why are we so ambivalent about killing bears and making savory bear dumplings?...
Read more: Bear: A Meat Worth Trying; theatlantic.com


Singabera
A rhizome with ancient roots, ginger's fire and spice has made it a truly global ingredient. What role does it play in your kitchen?...
Read more: Consider ginger; guardian.co.uk







Holiday notes
~ Parties and Menus - A festive buffet menu that balances the savory and the sweet...
Read more: A Caroling Party; marthastewart.com

~ What is life without an occasional splurge?...
Read more: Joys of Caviar; colincowie.com

~ Lotus Root Chips for a Funky Snack; planetgreen.discovery.com




Food stories
There's some debate over the origins of the modern sandwich, but the best known story is this: in the 1760's, John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich...
Read more: Sandwich Monday: The Sandwich That May Or May Not Have Started It All; npr.org




Travel bites
~ Food Bloggers Name Their Must-Haves Asian - Cameo appearances on television cooking shows? Check...
Read more: The Dishes Asian Foodies Can’t Live Without; wsj.com

~ Cape Cod - Raw on the half shell, you can chew them or allow them to simply slide down your throat...
Read more: A Taste of Cape Cod Oysters; more.com







Healthy corner
~ Food allergies — caring for children with allergies and intolerances; ninemsn.com.au
~ Tasty, Healthy, Homemade Options for French Fry Fanatics; rodale.com


From the mixer
~ Amid Rising Demand, Price Of Coffee Beans Soars; npr.org
~ Mapping Factory Farms; civileats.com
~ 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010 (plus 2 more); glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com


Check Also:
~ FOOD MEDITATIONS »: A digest on what's happening in the global food community ...
~ MISHKA BITES »: Travel Bites and Other Life Distractions ...
~ OCK STYLE »: Photography, Styling and Everything Chocolate, Wine, Etc. ...
~ RECIPES HUNTER »: Passionately compiling a comprehensive collection of recipes from all over the world ...
~ SERIOSAMENTE »: Questioni Italiche e Non. Cercando di Essere "Polemicamente Corretti", Ma Non Troppo! ...




Chips - Red Beets and ZucchiniImage by ockstyle via Flickr
Appetibilis
~ How To Make Brioche; ruhlman.com
~ Pumpkin Honey Mousse Cake Recipe; norecipes.com
~ apple latkes; smittenkitchen.com
~ Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake; honeyandbutter.com
~ Crostata con la Crema - A Daring Baker's Challenge; acquiredflavor.blogspot.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...

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