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Entries from April 2004

Holy crap that’s hot

April 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

Found in my comments was, one of many hot sauce web vendors. Normally I ignore requests for ‘reciprocal links’, (I don’t sell anything so reciprocal links have no value to me) but these guys are selling this million scoville unit pepper extract! and it’s not even their hottest product! This stuff is weapons grade.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Scovile scale, Tabasco is 2,500 units. The hottest I can bear is Matouk’s West Indian Hot Sauce, a papaya/Scotch bonnet blend which some sites list as ‘blistering’. I think it’s about as hot as a sauce can get and still be flavorful. By that I mean, it’s hot, but it won’t burn off your taste buds.

Learn all about habanero nomenclature. “But because consumers in the United States were familiar with the Mexican peppers, habanero became the buzz word for the species–even to the point where writers were calling the Scotch bonnet a type of “habanero.” Wrong. The Scotch bonnet and habanero are different pod types of the same species.”

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Tags: Exotic Food Products

Yet even more food blogs

April 28th, 2004 · Comments Off

More food blogs:
Adventures in cooking
Breaking Free trying to help those addicted to the full english breakfast.
diet-blog Dieting and weight loss news and links
Everybody Eats: A Journal
Food Basics
carbwire “an online review of everything low-carb.”
Manhattan Waiter “War Stories from the Men and Women who Serve…and Sometimes Spit in Our Food”
Slice“It’s about pizza. New York-style, that is.” Even though I live in Chicago, I need to get my fix of NY style, even if it’s just from reading.
Skinny Chef

If you’re not the kind of person to spend hours clicking through a static list, try Food Porn Watch a food blog aggregator built by redbeard, who has some wine and cheese reviews. Anybody who drinks Cruzan rum deserves a few links.

Of course Bourrez Visage has a nifty rss page too,although it’s sort of troublesome in my Safari browser.

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Tags: Uncategorized

The Food Blog List

April 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

Thanks to the diligent URL checking by Andrea of Tenacious Flog, I’ve been able to clean up my food blog list. I had done some link cleaning not too long ago, but many had changed addresses (mass exodus to Typepad) and some had gone away for good. Now because of Andrea’s gracious help, the list is now all clean and shiny.

Here’s some I just added:
The Amateur Gourmet
Cuisine Capers
The Domestic Goddess
Eat Chicago
Edible Tulip
Jamie Oliver’s Dairy Yes, that Jamie Oliver
Recipe log
A spoonful of sugar
Stella Bites
Tenacious Flog

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Tags: Food News and Links

Some food links and news

April 25th, 2004 · Comments Off

A Magnificent Obsession That Starts With Rice and Fish “…there are almost no women who are sushi chefs in Japan: legend has it that women’s hands are too warm to make sushi. ”

Huge sandwich breaks world record
Bakers in Mexico City worked together to make a 3,178kg cheese, ham and lettuce sandwich, which measured three and a half metres on each side.

Bacteria banish fowl bugs “A probiotic diet makes chickens healthier and safer to eat.”

I’ve missed yet another “Is My Blog Burning?

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Tags: Food News and Links


April 6th, 2004 · Comments Off

My favorite coffee got some press on WGN and on their website with the story: Chicago’s Very Own: Stewart’s Coffee.

Stewart’s is good stuff because you only need a tespoon per cup, instead of the usual tablespoon. I like the Hawaiian blend personally.

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Tags: Drink


April 1st, 2004 · Comments Off

Cornbread poem

“Tonight I made some cornbread, as I’ve often done before,
Always following directions ’till it had become a bore.
So I made some substitutions. (The directions should have read:
“Friend, no matter what you do, you can’t mess up cornbread.”)”

I was just saying to myself, as I ate some leftover cornbread tonight, I need to start throwing some experimental stuff in here, it’s cheap enought that I won’t feel bad if it doesn’t turn out. A few years ago I had some awesome jalapeno cornbread at a B&B in Wisconsin. That’ll be next.

The leftover cornbread I was eating did have a shot of Knob Creek Bourbon in it though. Mmmm.

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Tags: Food News and Links

Food Links

April 1st, 2004 · Comments Off

Twinkies: Another Fine Chicago Invention

Too Many Chefs has a list of Fool recipes for today.

The National Cornbread Festival is on April 24-25 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. They even have an official song.

Taste – A brief tutorial Actually a detailed anatomy and physiology of gustation.

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Tags: Food News and Links