Recipes found in a prisoner’s cell
- 1 (8oz) bag microwave popcorn
- 2 (8oz) bags caramels
- 3oz honey (one fourth of 12oz bottle)
- 2 scoops peanut butter
Pop popcorn, set aside in medium bowl, place caramels and a little water and heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Add honey and peanut butter, heat for one minute and stir. Put popcorn on plate or plastic bags and drizzle mixture on popcorn.
Larb or laap is widely considered as Laos’ national dish – this meat-based salad is flavored with mint leaves, chilli, fish sauce, and lime juice, giving it a zesty flavor. Most restaurants use pork or chicken to make larb, but you can also enjoy it with minced beef, duck, or fish.
What is the largest amount of food you have seen/heard about someone eating at one sitting?
Personally I had seen one man pile 9 plates of Chinese food (mostly cheap noodles and chicken). When they eat by themselves, I think they eat a lot more. When they are with friends, the social pressure keeps them from gorging too much. My waiters had said a larger number, but they might be overestimating. No one can really eat more than 2 pounds.
A mixed rice bowl that is served in a hot stone pot. An assortment of veggies, protein, and fried egg is combined with red pepper paste and sesame oil.
The problem is that it’s impossible to cook a well done steak that will hold up to the standards of just about any chef. We know that a well done steak will lose a lot of moisture and flavor. We only want to send food out that meets our standards, and that’s not really possible if the steak is being cooked well done.
Doesn’t matter to you, right? But we don’t know that. We know we’re sending out an inferior piece of meat, and our job is to impress the customer. What if they don’t like it, and then blame us?
1. First of all, by well done, I mean brown all the way through, which is not the same as completely burned so that the steak resembles a hockey puck in appearance and flavor.
I have had some phenomenal steaks cooked well done at moderate-to-upscale steakhouses, and the outside was barely charred at all.
After trying steaks cooked to a variety of temperatures, I feel that well done is the best according to my tastes. I don’t feel that the flavor is substantially lost by cooking the steak for longer.
Chickens Used for Eggs
Chickens used for egg production are among the most abused of all farm animals. In order to meet the consumer demand for eggs, 280 million hens laid 77.3 billion eggs in 2007. From hatching to slaughter, egg-laying hens are subjected to mutilation, confinement, and deprivation of the ability to live their lives as the active, social beings they are.
1. If you see something on the menu and can’t find at least one or two other items that the ingredients could be used in, don’t order it.
For example, my restaurant has a pulled pork sandwich. We don’t use the pork for anything else. Since it’s not ordered too frequently, it’s not fresh and the product you’re eating might be days or weeks old. It’s not going to get you sick, but it definitely won’t be as fresh as the other things on the menu.