Instead of cheeseburgers and fries, I have been indulging in raw food chops and a new thing I heard about recently is kebabs.Kebabs have been a hit with my close friends and neighbors here in Thailand so I decided to give it a try a few weeks ago. It being a very busy time in Thailand and a good way to spend time with friends and family here.
The first day I made these dishes I did not feel like cooking them. I was not confident enough to melt the butter or the oil required for the dishes and also I was not confident enough to cut the meat into tiny pieces to do the final blow. Also, I was not confident about how efficiently the food would cook. was going to find out if my fears were justified or not.
And the very first night I brought the dishes to the next door next door, a close friend, and she in her opening hey told me everything was going to be great. She was right. The dishes were outstanding and I never expected theoroughfare of the dishes to be so good that night. The next day brought the dishes to yet another close friend, who also happened to be a friend of mine, and she also ate the dishes superbly. To top it off she provided me with a tiny bottle of something I did not recognize which way roundabout solving the riddle of what I was not sure about at all. In short, if you were to close your eyes and push through the night, you would come across a vegetable gardener doing something remarkable with carrots and mushrooms.
The fact that I felt no different about this situation suggested to me that I was still not looking hard enough in my life. Like many other people I had a bit of a through line in my life. I came into it fairly late in life, at about the age of twenty-two. I had been working a string of low paying full time hospitality jobs and was still not making much more than minimum wage. I had managed to save up a few hundred dollars from doing a few things, but had still wound up in the red.
At this point I had tried everything I could think of. I had moved to New York, and like many other young New Yorkers I craved for more ” authentic” food, or at least something better than Fish and Chips. I tried restaurants, I tried friends restaurants, and even tried some of my own neighbors places. But it was not the same. That is where I was going to find myself.
I did some digging and found that there is an amazing diversity of cooking and recipes out there, and that cooking can be done in various styles, with various ingredients being used and cooked in various ways. One of the best resources I came across was a book that I came across named Culinary Authentacies: Food Stories from Around the World. The author does a fantastic job of surveying the different cultures of the world and the ingredients they use. There is a foreword by the author introducing the book, which goes into great detail about each country and the ingredients they are known for using. This book not only has me reading it cover to cover but goes into even further detail after the folded pages are turned upside down.
Cooking around the world is not as difficult as it may appear when one is ready with a cookbook. There are some fantastic markets currently available which are well worth checking out. If you are a novice, best of luck with your endeavor, but if you are already a bit experienced the Internet will continue to provide brilliant resources as you make your way through these deals.
Vegetables are grown in the U.S.A. most of them are raised on organic farms which are accredited to produce organically. They are cooked by careful and very particular cooking methods. We are all familiar with the expression “the sweeter the fruit is the gourmet”. Well, here is a saying that should be applied to this phrase: the nicer the fruit is the gourmet. And if you happen to be around a friend of the boss, or even a friend of yours really doesn’t like nuts, well you will not be able to resist a nice piece of Almonds. They are the perfect answer to that difficult problem. Like fruits, Almonds are also available in handy baked forms. There are a number of favorites including Chocolate Almond Macadamia which can be found in our devoted bakery section.
The world of Baking is wonderfully diverse. It is one of the most interesting branches of learning and has henceforth been referred to as the culinary science. Al learning should always be of interest to all of us.