Friday, August 31, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
The marinated herrings were delicious here too.
Here's a link to a page on how to make salo:
Saturday, August 25, 2012
As we're staying in an apartment in Moscow rather than a hotel, we can cook for ourselves as well, using the excellent local produce. Here's something I cooked up the other night--pork chops with red currant sauce and dill, with pan-fried forest mushrooms, preceded by a simple, delicious entree of red caviar, Siberian vodka and black bread!
The mushrooms I simply cooked in butter, adding a small splash of vodka, plus salt and pepper. The pork chops were also gently fried in a little butter till coloured on both sides, then I added the red currants in a sweet-sour juice(which I bought from the markets)salt, and chopped up dill, then cooked till pork is done. We had it with a little mashed potato as well. Deliciously simple!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Well, it won't be eighty dishes and we're not quite off around the world, but quite a few countries--Russia, Poland, France, UK and Singapore. Will try and post some culinary titbits, restaurants, markets, from each! Right now in Sydney Airport, looking at the array of food on offer, better than it used to be, but still not very inspiring--ordinary shopping-mall food-court stuff, really. But at least cheaper than it used to be or at least a bit more in line with ordinary prices out in the 'real world.' (Isn't it funny incidentally how airports, like hospitals, feel very much like they're not quite in the ordinary world--places of transition I suppose.)