Friday, April 16, 2010

This Girl.

Barabara at put together a great piece about me, including a few recipes, on her Eastern European Food blog.

Here it is!
Profile of The Butcher's Daughter

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pickled Bear!

I haven't looked into this too much, but while in Vietnam we saw this baby pickled bear.

I'm not sure what the spiritual benefits to eating bear are, I do know the Vietnamese use a variety of animal parts to cure certain ailments and help to restore vitality and luck.

If anyone can shed some light on this.. please do.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Water Buffalo

97% of all Water Buffalo in the world live in Asia!
They've been domesticated for over 5,000 years.

They're used for work animals, dairy production, and meat.
I'd never been close to one but they were everywhere in Vietnam.

I saw them in rice fields, back yards, on sticks spinning around, almost anywhere just outside a city.

This guy was right outside a place we ate in the Mekong.

We set out to explore early one morning and saw this water buffalo spinning..

but when we came back.. there was nothing left!

I had always thought of them as just mozzarella makers..