2012 is almost winding down. I'm getting ready to post my 98th post. I'm trying for 100 posts. I think I can do it. My nerd goal of every year is to read 100 books and I am just about to finish 103.
I've had this Salad book for a while. It was unearthed while i was looking for holiday books. There are a few interesting ways to use brains in salads, but what really triggered the gross out effect and piqued my interested was the excessive use of hands. I know sometimes we use our hands to cook, but this goes above and beyond. I have a thing about strange hands touching food. After looking through this book, I think I will have to check my food for that stray arm hair. Maybe I just don't like the faceless hands. If I could put hairy knuckle to face, I might feel better. I know any time I go out to eat, my food is being pawed and handled.
My facebook page is starting to pick up a little bit. If you happen to head over there for a "like" I would appreciate it. I promise I am not going to use your support for anything other than to promote my most recent blog or pictures I find in between posts. Participation is welcome! One day I will figure out how to add a FB box on here.
Anyway, back to the post....
|The Good Cook: Salads. Time Life Books, 1980. I know it's a little less retro than the books I use.|
|Tart Cultured cream. I can understand the first step. But what is this going to smell like after it's been fermenting? I don't know if I will have the guts to lift that cork lid. I'm gutless.|
|Making mayo. I'm seeing a lot of eggs, a lot of hands, whisking, oils, and the finished product. Eeew. Someone, somewhere says that looks delicious. I think it looks bad. Real bad.|
|I can deal with salt anchovies. I'm having a hard time with those furry arms.|
|Wine Jelly mold. I think I'll need to chew a few of these to go on with this blog entry.|
|Molded Spring Vegetables in Herbed Jelly. It doesn't look gross. It just doesn't look edible.|
|Boiled beef salad. I am going to be good and not say what the schmear of tapenade looks like on those beef slices. See, i can be a grown up! Boiled beef salad. That sounds so bland.|
|Sliced Tongue Salad. Okay..|
|Ceviche salad. I was nice and left out the manhandling of the fish.|
|Smoked Haddock Salad.|
|Cracked wheat salad. Maybe. Except right now it looks like the asteroid fuzz that gets everywhere in the movie Creepshow with Stephen King.|
|Sliced Duck and noodle salad|
|Salmon Aspic with Watercress Mousse. Okay that is weird.|