Sunday, August 29, 2010

Momofuku Crack Pie - (for us XGLUTs)

Hi, my name is Shanks ... and I'm an XGLUT.

What is an XGLUT you ask?
XGLUT is the self-proclaimed-name (patent pending) I call a person whose world is turned upside down through the diagnosis from a blood test. A person who has loved and cherished gluten-based delicacies but is no longer loved back in return. A person who can no longer tolerate a loveless relationship, who takes hold of their life, and divorces (ex or X) the constitution of Gluten (GLUT). A person who is unique and now lives abroad (ex-pat) from the world of gluten.

Well it's not official but I am the chairman, secretary and single honorary member of the XGR, XGLUT Revolution. And to celebrate this occasion ... we're having pie!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Salmon Pastrami - yes Salmon!

Taste of Sydney this year was just huge and I got stuck at some really good stations, trying out all the great things they had to offer. The problem with this though was that there was much I didn't have time to sample.  Also I got easily distracted by shiny things and flashing lights, so bouncing around like a moth from light bulb to light bulb I missed a lot of stores that way too. Reading all the great reviews from other bloggers of the things I missed doesn't help reduce the feelings of regret, but samples from the kind people at Pead PR does, as missing out on New Zealand Regal King Salmon was one of those regrets. Well not anymore.  

Smoked Salmon Pastrami. What is there not to love about those words. Sustainably farmed king salmon, cold smoked and encrusted with a mixture of cracked peppers.  

These king salmon are raised in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds. 
Welcome to flavour country.

Monday, August 9, 2010

well i just blog the way i feel

stop breathing!
imagine none of this is real...