Anyone who rhymes kimchee with confit and Colicchio with carpaccio gets extra points in my book.
I sat that as a thank you to the writers of The Simpsons for their episode “The Food Wife,” one right up my alley, with a guest appearance by Mario Batali (love!) as well as this very funny song, “The Food Blog Rap.” It’s a takeoff on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind, a song I do have on my iPod. Now I’ll have this one, too. Click through to watch the music video.
By now you may have heard, thanks to Jamie Oliver and Dr. Oz, that castoreum is a natural flavor behind some of the products we consume. I use the word “behind” literally, since castoreum is the product of a beaver’s anal glands. Castoreum is totally unique, chemically speaking, to the beaver – not to be confused with that stinky defensive spray that comes from a skunk’s anal glands, or reason dogs walk in circles sniffing each other’s rear ends. Same place, different thing. Urban myth or no?
Luscious, rustic steamed tacos with a potato filling from the kitchen of Señora Elvira and the pen of the renowned Diana Kennedy. Quick, easy, and delicious. Here you go: