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forbidden food from your country
<------- Date-shells (Lithophaga lithophaga)
Date-shells are the “no,no” food in Croatia and don’t order them, don’t ask for them, don’t try to buy them. And, if someone offers you to join at their table, say no. It is better than to keep thinking about the “forbidden fruits of the sea” forever after and you can also get fined up to 6000 USD for just ordering them!
yet another hfcs thread
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>After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found.
tl;dr, 2013, consuming hfcs, shig and dig
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I made mulled wine for the first time on XMas and the anticipation was high... I have wanted to try it for a couple years and did a lot of research.
Lots of people seem to either hate it or love it, and I have to say I was completely blown away by how awesome it was. I was inspired by several recipes and went with the syrup route in order to conserve the alcohol.
I added: 3 bay leaves, 6 bruised cardamom pods, 1 vanilla pod (split in half), 6 cloves, 3 star anise pods, 1 stick of cinnamon, about 12 raspings off of a whole nutmeg, zest of 1 lemon, and juice and zest of 1 orange. I added ~1.5 C white sugar and added wine... should have added just enough to cover the sugar, but I added more than that.
I brought it to a simmer and cooked it for a long time until thick. I left it in the pot for a few hours until I was ready to add the wine. I added 2 bottles of a Chilean red wine that I can't remember right now and heated until it was sufficiently hot.
I will do it again this week and this time try using clementines instead of oranges and using less sugar. I even cut down the sugar compared to some recipes, but I think adding a third bottle of wine (depending on the number of people) or just adding a cup of sugar would be better.
It was incredible stuff, perfect for a cold night.