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The spiritual chef

More and more people choose to eat their food raw nowadays, not excluding meat. And now, there is even raw food catering as well. I personally like my steaks well done, and my potatoes cooked or fried. But I’ll go for a cheesecake anytime!

Ahlan Wa Sahlan, welcome ترحيب ترحيب

Yes, this photo was taken last Sunday in Barcelona. Barcelona is a very very multicultural place, and we love it!


Linguini with lobster and cherry tomatoes.

What nice things did you eat lately?

Our World Tuesday, right here.

Salade provencale a la Mandy

With some Greek tzatziki as well. My world, and not only on Tuesday!

Fira per la Terra 2011

The Earth Fair is, among many other things, an excellent place for discovering and tasting different food, or different ways of cooking. A few examples… Have a muffin whilst watching the photos, and some of Louis la Vache’s coffee (see sidebar)…

And this is a different way of cooking, the solar way…Excellent idea, but not for everybody, I guess.
That’s my world on Tuesday. Click here!

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts 9

A typical restaurants in the walled old town of Nicosia, Cyprus.

TFFT, Thursday’s Food for Thoughts. As always, feel free to post any even remotely food related post. You can do it till saturday night, Barcelona time.

Due to the relatively limited success of this meme, I will take a few days to reflect about it’s future. Please let me know what you think about it. Thanks to all of you who participate(d)! I’ll let you know.

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts 8

Some of the best food on earth can be eaten in Italy. It is in Italy that Carlo Petrini created the Slow Food Movement after all! You might notice the Food for Thought label on their website… No, it’s not about us!
Show us what is your conception of the best food!

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts nr 7

Feeding time… Big guys need a lot of food!

This is the 7th edition of the weekly Thursday’s Food for Thoughts meme. Please feel free to post any even remotely food related photos. This meme is as always open till Saturday night, Spanish time.
Should you post something, and should you want to use a badge, just save one of the 3 below in your computer and post them as you would for any other photo somewhere on your post.

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts nr 6

This is what we eat at Christmas in my home county of Alsace, France: pain d’ epices. Here is what Wiki has to say:
Pain d’épices (“spice-bread”), sometimes loosely translated as gingerbread, is a French cake whose ingredients, according to the Dictionnaire de l’académie française (1694), are “rye flour, honey and spices[1] (today including aniseed but not traditionally ginger).[2] According to Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, the commercial production of pain d’épices was a specialty of Reims, made to a recipe of a pastry-cook from Bourges, and given éclat by the taste for it of Charles VII, “King of Bourges” and his mistress Agnes Sorel. The honey used was the dark buckwheat honey of Brittany. In 1571 the Corporation of Spice-Bread Makers of Reims were chartered separately from the pastry-cooks; in 1596 the Parisian makers of pain d’épices were given their charter, too. The pain d’épices of Dijon outpaced its older competitors in the Napoleonic era. In Alsace, a considerable tradition of pain d’épices incorporates a pinch of cinnamon.
Pain d’épices was a kind of sourdough without leavening; it was left in a wooden trough to rest in a cool place for months, during which the honeyed rye flour experienced a fermentation. When ready the dough was cooked in moulds. The modern product rises instead with baking powder, developed in the nineteenth century.
On the photo above, you can see the Alsatian version, dry, with a lot of sugar and spices. We call it langues glacees, iced tongues YUMMY!!!!!!!

This is for our weekly food meme. Please feel free to add any even remotely food-related posts, you can do it until Saturday included! If you do this, and want to add the logo on your own blog, just save one of those below to your computer, and add it normally as a photo on your post. No complicated html thinggies. Right click and save.

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts, episode 4

I posted a couple of photos earlier about the Barcelona World Race, around the world non stop. There was a red boat in the lot, and here is it’s sponsor, La Vache qui rit, the Laughing Cow (famous french cheese). This is my contribution to Thursday’s Food for Thoughts. You’re next, please feel free to post any food related photo below, in 3 or 4 clicks. It’s very easy, try it!

Few facts about the Laughing Cow: The Laughing Cow is red and jovial, and is almost always depicted wearing earrings that look like the round boxes the cheese comes in. On April 16, 1921, Alexander Baxter trademarked his brand, called “La Vache qui rit,” in France. In the trademark, the cow is said to have a hilarious expression. Bel had made the original drawing himself, after seeing a traveling meat wagon during World War I called “La Wachkyrie,” a play on the word for Valkyrie. In the beginning she wasn’t laughing, she wasn’t red and she didn’t wear earrings. This patent was the very first branded cheese product registered in France. In 1924, Benjamin Rabier, a famous illustrator, edited the drawing into something more like the image that prevails today. The blue and white stripes around the box date from 1955. Since 1976 both earring-boxes have been shown with the top-side visible. Before that year consumers were shown a top and bottom side.

And also… Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is often jokingly referred to as ‘La Vache qui Rit’ because of his supposed resemblance to the cheese’s logo.

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts, episode 3

Try this one!

This is for THE food meme, Thursday’s Food for Thoughts. Please feel free to add your link to any photo with a food theme. You’re next!

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts, season 1, episode 2

It is the second episode of this new meme. Thanks to Louis La Vache in San Francisco for his contribution last week!
This is, I think, the Gran Casino de Barcelona’s restaurant. Lovely place!

Your turn now! Feel free to share any picture having anything to do with food, even remotely,en food for thoughts! Just click on the link below. You are all very welcome!