An interesting article in NYT ‘How grilling fish wrapped in banana leaf teaches you to trust your intuitions suggests that we can use Strelitzia alba plant to replace banana leaf
Happiness is…when your girlfriend take you on a date to a quirky restaurant you’ve never heard of.
We’ve got Betagen, pad Thai, pork leg rice and some dessert. I’m so going back to get the homemade coconut ice cream I was too full to eat!
“As wonderful as science is, culture also teaches us how to eat”, Michael Pollan explaining the French Paradox. Perhaps the secret to the the French slim figures -despite eating rich food – is dining slowly.
I miss dining in brasseries by the pavements in Paris, strolling by the Seine river with a Berthillon ice-cream in my hand, and just live without a timetable…
#stopdreaming #lifeisnotmeasuredbyfunalone #foodphilosophy
“Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with course and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: ‘Is this the condition that I feared?'” – Seneca
I’ve always wanted to try this: eat the cheapest food for a month, and ask myself if not having good (expensive) food is really that bad (The amount of money I spend on groceries is scary).
Those who love me strongly oppose to this idea. But I think I can come up with a rather nutritious yet cheap menu. This is one of them (I just have to do without the santan).
When people enjoy my recipe and encouraged to eat better
Conducted a cooking demo and talk with McCormick & Malaysian Women’s Weekly at The Cooking House, Bangsar.
So glad to be able talk about MSG, umami and salt (things I’ve been reading and find absolute fascinating). Shared my favorite Jamu Tonic recipe too.
What a great way to spend my Saturday morning!
“In 12th century Japan, Buddhist monk valued tea as an aid to long hours of study found that tea itself was worthy of their contemplation. They developed the formal tea ceremony…” – Harold McGee
Aha! That’s why お父さん otoosan (a priest) is so good at it!
Audible is life-changing! My current bedtime story I feel compelled to talk about: “Omnivore Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. There’s a few amazing argument against vegetaranism, one that struck me:
“Pig has a stronger interest than anyone in the demand for bacon”
For if people do not eat them, they might cease to exist. Isn’t it better to have lived and died (slaughtered) than never existed?
So I know tomorrow I’ll be enjoying my bacon in a new light.
Choose well, buy less. More outdoor activities, read less.
…And overcome my aversion to durians. When I was a kid, I’ll hide when I see this fruit and forbid my family from keeping it in the fridge.
Today, I think I really enjoy (not tolerate) this Musang King durian. Creamy and sweet, not smelly.