Posts Tagged “food porn”

​A unique workshop where you will learn all about meat, the issues it raises and the latest technology. Watch as our activity leader joints a piece of meat, explaining each stage of the process. You then use some of the cuts to create a dish to sample together at the end of the workshop.

Katy bought me a place in an Alimentarium workshop. It turned into a 3h private chef lesson, seeing as I was the only person registered. We made chicken appetisers, ballotines, two different types of sausage, and generally had a really good chat about food in general. We ate what we cooked, but there was so much of it that the family enjoyed the leftovers.

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Katy expressed the desire to have a man-vs-food-esque burger. Not wanting to go completely off the rails, this is what I came up with: bacon cheeseburger with teriyaki mushrooms and an egg on top.

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Even though we have unlimited free coffee at work, I’d still love to have one :-)

Another common search phrase on my blog is food porn. The mischievous side of me decided to take this literally, so there is now a new tumblr blog dedicated to this topic:

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http://pornwithfood.tumblr.com

Everyone knows food is the new rock and roll, but these days it’s looking raunchier than ever. Le Guide Restos Voir, which is like the Michelin of eastern Canada, has launched a new ad campaign to promote its 2014 Restaurant Guide, and the images are… explicit.

Tonight,  I had rump steak with stilton,  steamed asparagus and mushroom risotto with a glass of rioja.  I paid £40 at the hotel restaurant when I was in Dundee for a meal that was waaaaaay less satisfying than what I just cooked for Katy and I tonight at probably half the price.  I just realised that I love the food I cook.

Lots of little bits of good news today :)

1. Normand sent me the aaaaalmost-final design for my upcoming tattoo and it ROCKS! I can’t wait to get it done!!

ric jap art

2. I have a 4-pound hunk of brisket that’s been brining for the last week currently smoking on the BBQ.

3. I broke the 18 stone barrier :) Katy and I aren’t on a diet per se, but we’re making a conscious effort to eat better, eat less and do more. We’ve been at it for a couple of weeks now. Katy has lost more than a stone already, and I’ve lost more than half a stone, but I’m finally below 18st for the first time in a while. I’ve also noticed that my fitness level has gotten better, so good news all around.

Current Mood:Busy emoticon Busy

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Rosemary foccacia (Italy), olives and feta-stuffed peppers (Greece), stickleton cheese and mushroom pate (UK), iberico ham (Spain). Lots of food miles, but damned tasty!

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Venison steaks, kangaroo burgers, curried turkey breast steaks, with a side of onions and mushrooms. Serve with a veggie and feta salad and some high-octane fruity cocktails and you have a rather decadent dinner.

I now understand why, when a member of the Spanish Mafia comes back from a sojourn to the motherland, they eat salad for a week on their return to the UK.

Tonight’s dinner was a 7 course affair with enough booze to kill a horse. I had jamon and white asparagus, grilled prawns, octopus, croquetas, hake fillet with red peppers and a steak that was as big ad my face, then pudding. At one point the people around me were begging for a digestif to help them with the steak so the guys
out a liter of homemade Spanish grappa (which our group of alcoholics managed to polish off). That doesn’t even take into account the 1.5 liter bottles of red wine, nor the half dozen bottles of champagne.

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Dinner started at 9pm and ended sometime after 1am. Excuse me while I go digest now…

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