Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heeelloooo Nam'

I'm off to Vietnam for 2 weeks..

I'll be eating lots of this...
Pho sure!!
(sorry, I had to)

There will be lots to tell!

Monday, February 8, 2010

!? Veal Goat ?!

or Cabrito...

A friend sent this description over from a processing plant close to Los Angeles..
Cabrito are very small goats, veal goat. They are not much bigger than a rabbit 4-7 pounds dressed. They are cleaned for people, but great for the dogs as well.

yikes! I thought I would clear up a few things.
First they are young kid goats.. only 1 to 3 months in age.

Second, since they are still milk fed they are sometimes referred to as Veal Goats.

And lastly Cabrito is a Spanish word that refers to the dish of roasted young kid goat.
But overtime we have used the word to refer to any dish (roasted, stewed, or braised) using this young animal.

oh and Monterrey, Mexico is usually thought of as the headquarters of cabrito!

Why are little mini things always so cute..animals, hamburgers, golf..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Its a Cake! Its a Sandwich!

It's full of meaty goodness.. It's a Smörgåstårta!

Another reason to visit Sweden soon..
I saw one of these sandwich cakes at a party a long time ago
and always wondered where they originated.
And finally I've found out.

Here's the deal-
You take a loaf of bread cut it the long way, and layer fillings like a cake.

These fillings can be:
Shrimp Salad
Egg Salad
Cold Cuts
Chicken Salad
Insert whatever else you like to put on a sandwich..

And then frost it with Mayonnaise!!

Make it look appetizing by decorating it with olives, cucumbers, cheese, gherkins, tomatoes, radish, or any pretty vegetable.

Like a cake it looks to good to eat!

I'll be trying my hand at one soon..
will be sure to post some photos.