Kitchen equipment, food products and related items, or objects of desire (yes, they do exist) that catch my eye, or that I've used and loved.

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Browsing Archive: July, 2009

Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All

Posted by on Friday, July 17, 2009, In : Food Writing 



Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is my food hero of the moment, and probably will be for a while yet. It isn't for nothing that he's earned his amusing moniker. He has famously sampled everything from roadkill, to fugu, to placenta. He's done battle with some of Britain's largest supermarket chains, over the provenance of food, more specifically, about the way chickens stocked by supermarkets, have been farmed, and vexed burger titan, McDonalds with endless questions about what goes into their bur...


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Whittaker's Almond Gold 45 g Slab

Posted by Kmk /dd on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : edibles 



Oh, how I love these gold foil packed nuggets of pure chocolate pleasure! What's to love about Whittaker's chocolates? They're made from cocoa beans imported from Ghana, acknowledged to produce some of the world's best cocoa beans. Whittaker's, a New Zealnd company, handles the roasting and processing of the beans themselves. There are flavours like coconut, ginger and kiwi, but my favourite is the single serve (45 g) chunky bar absolutely crammed with diminutive and perfectly roasted almonds...


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Kitchenaria 6 Slice Chrome Toast Rack

Posted by Kmk /dd on Sunday, July 5, 2009, In : Tableware 



The manufacturer of this six-slice, chrome toast rack describes it as "modern" and "funky" but when I saw it, I immediately thought retro and 50s. I love kitchen appliances and accesories from that era and have a toaster that was one of my mother's wedding gifts. It doesn't work anymore and is beyond repair, but I love the lines and look of it so much, I can't bring myself to throw it away; there's even a full page picture of that toaster in my cookbook, which is littered with pictures of my ...


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Like Water for Chocolate

Posted by Kmk /dd on Thursday, July 2, 2009, In : Movies 



I saw this movie, with my intended, when we were in the full flush of love. But you don't have to be in love to appreciate the beauty of this cinematic gem directed by Alfonso Arau.The title alone, especially in Spanish, (Como Agua Para Chocolate - go on, say it and see if you don't get goosebumps)is deeply evocative and the movie delivers on all the unspoken promises the title makes. "Like water for chocolate" is apparently a Spanish colloquism/euphemism for sexual frustration - something th...


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