What is Dim Sum?

02.28.2011 What is Dim Sum?
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This post is for my friend Tracy Kontos… Even though I’m posting it now, I hope that she can’t read this until at least March 25th;)

We had a few discussions about ‘Dim Sum’ out in LA. Tracy hadn’t had dim sum before, I on the other hand grew up with it. The best general descriptor I can give is that dim sum is a style of eating…think Asian tapas. Usually eaten around brunch time, I believe the direct translation is “with tea”. Thank you to a blog reader for setting me straigh… “Dim Sum” translates into “to touch the heart” and is often confused with “Yum Cha” which is “With Tea” in Chinese… You sit in a large dining room and servers wheel around carts of delicious goodies- everything from steamed dumplings, to sticky rice, to chicken feet.

Bazaar

02.26.2011 Bazaar
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One of the best meals of my life…

Food should be interesting. It should be exciting. It should be fun. My meal at the Bazaar by Jose Andres exemplified all three of these qualities. I had been slightly infatuated with Jose Andres recently, hearing his lectures from Harvard University’s Food and Science series is truly inspiring!

Four ingredient pineapple ‘creme’ brulee

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Pineapple ‘creme’ brulee- I know what you’re thinking… No
fruit should ever come near a creme brulee. But consider that this
is not creme with cream and eggs, but ONLY pineapple juice and a
modified tapioca starch- completely uncooked, but with custard
consistency

Aeropress: A new Multitasker

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I’ve been making coffee at work for about a year using an
AeroPress.
It’s way faster than a french press, makes cleaner coffee
(Less Grit and sediment) and is perfect for making a single
americano…I wouldn’t replace my vaccum
pot
with one, but it’s a solid companion. Tonight i tried
another use for the aeropress: making juice. Happy to report, it
worked great! I made two juices: Jalepeno-Scallion Raw Beet I cut
up the ingredients, blitzed them in a blender with just enough
water to get them moving. Pressed them through a filter, and voila!
perfect juice. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t enough to knock out
orange juice for your family breakfast, but it’s enough for a batch
of spherified
caviar
:) I was pleasantly surprised at how well juicing
the hard, fresh, uncooked beet was. Stay tuned for shperification
pictures!

2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled
over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of
its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢
reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy
numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold
416 passengers. This blog was viewed about
5,900 times in 2010. That’s about 14
full 747s.

In 2010, there were
127 new posts, not bad for the first
year! There were 352 pictures
uploaded, taking up a total of 95mb. That’s about 7 pictures per
week.

The busiest day of the year was November
2nd with 112 views. The most popular
post that day was 2
March 2010: DIY Immersion Circulator (SeattleFoodGeek Mk.
II)
.


Where did they come
from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were
seattlefoodgeek.com,
en.molecularcuisine.org,
facebook.com,
kitchencurse.com, and
cookingissues.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for
jld612 wiring, diy
immersion circulator
,
seatlefoodgeek, taqueria
el venado cabo
, and cartopia
hawthorne
.

Attractions
in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got
the most views in 2010.

1

2
March 2010: DIY Immersion Circulator (SeattleFoodGeek Mk.
II)
March
2010

19 comments

2

Sous
Vide Mark II
November
2010

4 comments

3

Tnrplaya’s Food
Blog…
March 2010

4

MasterChef
Audition Result!
December 2010

5

Sous
Vide Update
April
2010

4 comments

Wiring the JLD 612 PID controller with Solid State Relay

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Wiring the JLD 612 PID controller with Solid State
Relay

 

Everything tastes better when it loosely resembles the shape of Texas…

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Merry Christmas!