Thursday, September 22, 2011

Song of the Week: Rotten Apples

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quote of the Week: Love of Tasting

"There is, however, one point of view deeper yet and more important than the love of tasting of the variety of human modes of life, and that is the desire to turn such knowledge into wisdom."

--Bronislaw Malinowski, Argonauts of the Western Pacific


Fun with Poutine

A little My Drunk Kitchen and South Park for your viewing pleasure...



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fried Butter on a Stick

That's right. Fried butter on a stick. If you didn't think Denny's Baconalia (not to mention their Mac 'n Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt), the Heart Attack Grill, or various Epic Meal Times and Man v. Food episodes were enough evidence to prove America's obsession with eating fatty, artery-clogging goodies, then behold, fried butter on a stick!

Seriously.

It's a stick of butter, battered, fried, and drizzled with glaze. And then you eat it. And then you die.  

I can't embed the video, but you can check it out at this YouTube link. I think my favorite part is how the reporter giggles when her colleague says "heart-attack inducing." ...Would you eat it?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Oysters, Mad Men Style

What says Mad Men better than succulent oysters and gin martinis at a nice joint like District? Just don't try to walk up 23 flights of stairs afterward...






Maine Memories...

Don't get me wrong, the grilled cheese sandwich I devoured for dinner before heading back to the library for mass amounts of lecture writing and reading for seminars was very good. I make a damn tasty grilled cheese sandwich. But the solitary cooking of the sandwich, not to mention its lack of complexity and the quickness in which it was eaten, has got me reminiscing about the last family dinner I had in Portland with my Maine family--potatoes au gratin, empanadas stuffed with fresh Maine lobster, fish tacos made with local fish, avocado-mango dip, and grilled Maine shrimp complete with a specialty tequila cocktail to accompany the fantastic meal. A grilled cheese simply cannot compare to the company of friends and family and the leisurely cooking and consumption of delicious food on a quiet Sunday evening.  

While I can't be in Maine tonight, at least these photos captured some of the culinary joy of that meal...


Lobster Empanadas     












Tequila-Marinated Grilled Maine Shrimp








Tequila Cocktail with Freshly Squeezed Juices, Ginger Simple Syrup, and St. Germaine's Elderflower Liqueur 








Potatoes Au Gratin







Look at that burbling...
video


Fish Tacos












Mango-Avocado Dip 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Song of the Week: Ungodly Fruit

Quote of the Week: Butter

“When I think about forever I get upset. Like the Land O’Lakes butter has that Indian girl sitting holding a box, and it has a picture of her on it holding a box with a picture of her on it holding a box. Have you ever noticed that?”

—Sally Draper, Mad Men