food

Oysters

And what did the one oyster say to the other oyster? “Oy, ster me up already wont ya?” And I have heard of stories about oysters being an aphrodisiac, though I am not exactly sure about that. And then there are those stories of the beautiful pearls that are found in oysters. And I imagine they must make for some great recipes. And Gulf oysters are great. At Be Oyster Aware, you can be informed, cautious, smart and sure about oysters. At Be Oyster Aware you can find out everything educational there is to know about oysters, as well as some great oyster recipes too.


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Flavor This Food

Food flavorings? Did someone say food and flavour? It seems as if most people could like good food and the flavor of food, for that is what makes good food good, some sort of flavor, whether it be sweet, salty, spiced up or anything and everything else in between. Isn’t flavor what gives food its taste? And what would food be like with out flavor. Would food have any taste, or would it be just plain, bland food. And how could one think of a name for a fancy dish or entree if it didn’t have that appealling descriptive adjective like sweet or salty to go before the name of the dish. Well I guess it’s possible to eat plain food also but usually food with flavor rocks. And food with natural flavor rocks even more. About those foods that are manufactured up in a laboratory with chemicals names and ingredients that are too difficult or long to pronounce and a list of ingredients too innumerable to read for one ingredient, I am not sure. For someone who may need help in flavoring their food, Food Flavoring specializes in food flavourings. Food Flavorings helps food and drink product developers flavor up those food and drinks. There are also a lot of great Christmas recipes on their website and you can request flavour samples of different flavor types such as strawberry, lemon etc; and flavor status such as natural and other flavors in liquid or powder form. Happy good food.


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food, holiday, poetry

Glorious Food

And the advertisers say today is Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, and the day after Thanksgiving. And a friend of mine, Laura, sent this email yesterday for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. The poem seems to be about food, food and more food, as I guess that is one of the things that this American holiday centers around. And I spent the whole day wondering if I should repost it or not. It is a poem. And as I remember Laura, she is always good for a great poem. Happy day after remember the Indians, Black Friday, Buy Nothing and poetry day.

Who Among You Knows the Essence of Garlic?

Can your foreigner’s nose smell mullets roasting in a glaze of brown bean paste and sprinkled with novas of sea salt?

Can you hear my grandmother chant the mushroom’s sutra?

Can you hear the papays crying as they bleed in porcelain plates?

I’m telling you that the bamboo slips the long pliant shoots of its myriad soft tongues into your mouth that is full of oranges.

I’m saying that the silver waterfalls of bean threads will burst in hot oil and stain your lips like zinc.

The marbled skin of the blue mackerel works good for men. The purple oils from its flesh perfume the tongues of women.

If you swallow them whole, the rice cakes soaking in a broth of coconut milk and brown sugar will never leave the bottom of your stomach.

Flukes of giant black mushrooms leap from their murky tubs and strangle the toes of young carrots.

Broiling chickens ooze grease,yellow tears of fat collect and spatter in the smoking pot.

Soft ripe pears, blushing on the kitchen window sill,kneel like plump women taking a long, luxurious shampoo,and invite you to bite their hips.

Why not grab basketfuls of steaming noodles,lush and slick as the hair of a fine lady,and squeeze?

The shrimps, big as Portuguese thumbs,stew among cut guavas, red onions,ginger root, and rosemary in lemon juice,the palm oil bubbling to the top,breaking through layers and layers of shredded coconut and sliced cashews.

Who among you knows the essence of garlic and black lotus root,of red and green peppers sizzling among squads of oysters in the skillet,of crushed ginger, fresh green onions,and pale-blue rice wine simmering in the stomach of a big red fish?

— Garrett Hongo

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Review My Restaurants

A website where you can review your favorite restaurants and share your reviews with others, I think I’ve read about something like that. At Trusted Places, you can now review your favorite london restaurants in London and all around London. The reviews are posted by real people at real places. Their site has reviews of the day and this weeks top places. It sounds like you can find a lot of great places to eat or not eat at TrustedPlaces website. This is a sponsored post.
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capitalism, famine, food

Cheap Eats New York

I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer afford to eat in New York City. I can no longer afford the overpriced gourmet yuppie (Young Urban Professional) food in this town, or at least in this neighborhood the East Village, and that I may have to resort to dumpster diving, where you can actually find some really good food, and/or soup kitchens in order to continue to eat. Maybe I can compile a list of restaurants who give out leftovers at the end of the day after they close. Do they exist? For there is a ton of good food being thrown out and wasted in this town everyday at unbelievable and unbearable proportions to witness. City Harvest is an organization that collects this food to give away to others, and that is a good deed indeed. Maybe I should try calling them to see if they have any good food to give away. Is the word “Gourmet” a code word for overpriced food that one cannot afford? For richer or for poorer, this Quality of Life gentrify the neighborhood campaign is doing me in. Am I paying for location, location, location for this item of food that can probably be found for less than half the price in Nowhere Ville, Nowhere Town? And every single building I walk past on the Island is food, food, food and more food to remind me that it’s time to eat again and again nonstop for as long as I am walking around on the street. Every building I past seems to be either a food market or restaurant and I want to go in and eat at every single food establishment I past as the menu and food display always looks so good and appetizing. And forget about going into those Whole Foods Health Food Markets that are popping up everywhere these days. Only the rich or at least people who are willing to pay the price for those outrageously overpriced food items shop there. I would need a full time job just to be able to afford to impulse eat in this town. I am being reduced to a rice and beans, bread and water diet here and thereafter. No more sushi, lobster, crepe suzettes, le’ ten string beans with fancy sauce de jour, tuna tartare, bagadou bagels, shi shi salads and cafe’ au laite’s for me anytime soon. A cheaper way of eating is at hand, somehow.

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The Land of Plenty

And while I am on the topic of food, is the earth really on fire? Literally it may be for there are wildfires raging in several states and countries now. Are forest fires the norm? I am not a scientist and I do not follow the weather pattens of history, only I do see the headlines of global warming everywhere now. And the food crops, the drying and browning of the earth is causing concerns. For feast or famine, the news has it that farmers are in an emergency crisis over the loss of millions of dollars from damaged, destroyed and lost crops this past year from freezes and frosts and farmers in the South are seeing the worst drought they have ever seen in the past thirty years with no end in sight. Yet the supermarkets are stocked to the rim, the restaurant and catering businesses are flourishing, the harvests are plentiful and milk and honey (at least milk) is overflowing freely.


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Food Glorious Food

I am a fan of food. Cooking and eating food is one of the greatest things to do in life. Eat, drink, and be merry…Food is life. Do I ever think about how many calories are in food? Not really, I am not exactly sure what a calorie even is. A calorie could be something about a heat unit in food maybe. Well if one does calorie counting for every single calorie of their food because they are on a diet or for other reasons, MyFitnessPal’s free calorie counter may be just for you. With MyFitnessPal’s calorie counter you can track your diet and your meals quickly and easily. You’ll get the tools you need to lose weight easily. At MyFitnessPal you can learn how to make better food choices and get on the path to a healthier living and lose weight the healthy way and their membership is %100 free. This is a sponsored review.

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