Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snake Blood

           Snake blood is used in South West Asia to mix drinks, and they insert the snake blood in alcoholic beverages. I don't know if they ever heard of cranberry juice or grapefruit juice. It basically takes place of a mixed beverage like pineapple juice. It has a rich tangy test, it is compared to the bitter taste of wine, and I honestly do not recommend mixing it in your beverages.

Fried Spider

Extreme Foods (Fried Spider)

     Present in Cambodia and South Asia, many countries consider insects as food. Served with a thick creamy brown sauce to help those crunchy critters slide down your throat easier. They also come in chocolate coated, but many people of these regions prefer it to be fried dipped in a thick brown sauce.

Baked King Crab Legs

Nice summertime dish, served good with a side dish of spaghetti, served with a nice butter cream sauce. It is hard to discover these king crab legs, and when you do overseas it is a very dangerous job. They use ice-laden boats and work in difficult stormy and windy weather. Sometimes they break through ice to find this giant critters, and work through midnight storms with their lives at risk.

Bake King Crab Legs (Favorite Shellfish)

Godive Chocolate Cheese Cake

    Layers of flour of Godiva chocolate cake, with a rich thick Italian cheesecake on the bottom. One of my favorite deserts, and its perfect around Christmas and Thanksgiving time. It is served in a lot of restaurants around this October, November, and December time. It is perfectly put together with some chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and some whip cream with a side glass of milk, coffee, or hot chocolate.

Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake (My Favorite Desert)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spiced pumpkin roll

              Pumpkin cake filled with creamy, delicious filling and rolled so it looks as good as it tastes. The smell of pumpkin is one of those aromas that create memories, a smell that identifies a particular occasion or feeling it produces. It is similar to pumpkin pie, and for cake when you want something new.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Fried Ice Cream

Fried ice cream is a dessert. There are Mexican and Asian variants. The dessert is commonly made by taking a scoop of ice cream frozen well below the temperature at which ice cream is generally kept, possibly coating it in raw egg, rolling it in cornflakes or cookie crumbs, and briefly deep frying it. The extremely low temperature of the ice cream prevents it from melting while being fried. It may be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a touch of peppermint, though whipped cream or honey may be used as well.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Wine, a traditional Portuguese drink, is drank a lot after dinners and at many social events. They have white wines, red wines, and green wines. Green meaning not the color, but the fact that this wine needs to be drunk "young". The term they use is called "Vinho Verde, which is very popular in the Minho province. Port wine is fortified wine of distinct flavor produced in Douro normally served with desserts. Vinho da Madeira, is a fine regional wine produced in Madeira similar to that of a sherry wine, which is mainly used to cook. The flavor is so distinct, because of the distillation of grape wastes which is made in a variety of brandies, called aguardente, which literally means, "burning water".

Portuguese Wine

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Adam and Lindsey eat chocolate covered crickets

Crunchy Chocolate Crickets

                              This is the extreme food of the week, a chocolate covered cricket. These slimy candies/insects are eaten and found worldwide. If you please it is possible for you to order them online.
Here is a video of a couple of people experiencing the crickets


Portuguese Cod (bacalhau)

Foremost amongst these is bacalhau (cod), which is the type of fish most consumed in Portugal. It is said that there are more than 365 ways to cook cod, one for every day of the year. Cod is almost always used dried and salted because the Portuguese fishing tradition in the North Atlantic developed before the invention of refrigeration - therefore it needs to be soaked in water or sometimes milk before cooking. The simpler fish dishes are often flavoured with virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What is out There to Eat?

     Since I enjoy food and learning new recipes, I would like to inform many people on the new dishes I learn, or even have them introduce new dishes to me. I have been around a lot of fine Italian foods my last five years, and work with a diverse staff. For example, my fellow co-worker Jose is originally from Portugal and has introduced many new dishes to me and my workplace.
     As the week progresses i will be introducing many new types of food from chicken and rice dishes to delicious deserts. I will display and describe many foreign dishes from where they were originated to the ingredients needed.