The Year in Food
There Are Three Kinds of Food
I figure there is:
- Food I make for myself;
- Food others make special for me;
- And food made by total strangers in exchange for money.
I'll cover the first type in the next section, the second type in the section after that, and the third type might just be the only post I make in this food stub for all of next year. After all, I'm thinking about never going to the same restaurant twice. And a project like that deserves some sort of write up, I would think.
But that is then and this is now.
Ah, yes! This was one of the feasts for the year: a delicious duck dinner.
Place duck and root vegetables in a large pan and cook at 350° for two hours... and well, it's always worked for me.
Some folks call it stew, I call it slop. I was given access to a freezer, no holds barred. And this is what resulted.
Whatever mixed with whatever cooked for a few hours with an extra cup or two of water: a.k.a. slop.
But don't let the name fool you. Along with whatever else, there were kumquats, giving it all a nice sour-fruit flavour.
Pork Chops ala Brett
Oven baked pork chops on a field of onions, apples, and raisins... with maybe a hint of cinnamon, but I can no longer remember.
I like crispy pork chops.
And I like juicy pork chops.
Or actually, what I like is crispy pork fat and juicy pork meat, which is a difficult combination to achieve.
As I recall, this was juicy throughout.
So, one out of two ain't bad.
Ah, now this... this was a wonderful creation: a few pounds of roast beef, chuck, or whatever, a package or two of Italian sausage and a jar (just the jar) of spaghetti sauce (because that was all that was handy) mixed with a half gallon of water (maybe more)... and the flavour from the sauce and sausage was enough to infuse the broth throughout.
I mean, this stuff was good.
I should really make this again.
The Food of the Gods
The Food of the Goddess
That note is just something I saw blowing around in the wind... and I like the way the picture works.
Other than that, I did not make any of the following... nor do I recall buying it, though maybe I did... but most likely, I didn't.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I didn't.
Does that ever look good!
And it was, fantastic!
Eh, it looked better than it tasted. I mean, it tasted good enough... but not great. And let's be honest, one is looking for great.
On the other hand, drenched in custard and it was decadently delicious.
Ask for a cherry pie and you get a cherry pie.
That sucker did not last long.
Nice and sweet apple filled danishes, the bottoms nice and crispy. So, what we are saying is, the juice from the apples dripped down, but rather than becoming soggy, the sugar caramelized.
High & Low
Far & Wide
In the world of myth, sometimes kings try to pass themselves off as peasants... while these days, more often, the reverse is true.
Anyhow, the above represents found food.
I ate one of the bananas on the left... and did not die, left as it was by someone for some random hungry stranger, which in this case, was me.
But I did not eat one of the prepackaged lunches on the right. And who says there are no free lunches? As I'd already packed enough food for the day... and well, who knows how old that mayonnaise was? Still, in the picture, that orange sure does look good to me.
Eh, maybe if those sandwiches hadn't been left on top of a garbage can... but then, if they had not, I would not have known they were free for the taking.
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