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Haw-Di-I Bull Head "Original" BBQ Sauce

Water spinach

It appears that someone doesn’t like my writing about Cheetos. In the past I would have ID’d the IP address and written a reply which would have ended with “… and the horse you rode in on”, but I’m above that now, so I’ve only deleted the narrow-minded comment and will stick with saying “I […]

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dumpling-back

Dumplings

Peter Michael Winery is actually named after Peter Michael, a British engineer who apart from starting the winery, also founded Cosworth and won a knighthood from the Queen. My friend Butter Boy introduced me to the Peter Michael wines when we had dinner together before he decamped from the Big Croissant. The winery is  based […]

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Les vins d'Alsace

Chinese food

I’m back baby! Yes, after the election of the Cheeto, I changed select service providers to European ones and brought down the server to harden the software. It’s not like the NSA has this site on the list of to-dos, but given the Vault 7 data burps and the subsequent wannacry and petya issues, it’s […]

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Apple roses

Year of the Monkey

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey (猴), or more specifically, the Year of the Fire Monkey. Depending on the circles that one runs in, it’s either supposed to be a rollercoaster because the Monkey is lively, but I’ll look to 孫 悟 空 (Sun Wu-kong;  […]

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2-bone Prime Rib, interior

Xmas Eve again

Wow – it’s Xmas Eve again, and for a second straight year in a row, it’s green/brown. No snow. In fact, not even close as I think today’s high was somewhere around 16ºC (60.8ºF for those south of the 49th) and the CBC says it matched Los Angeles. I’m not complaining, though I probably should […]

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50 oz Côte de boeuf

World Vegan Day

Today is November 1, which is the day after Halloween and also el Día del Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a holiday in Mexico where families honor the dead, celebrate the ancestors and assist with the departed’s spiritual journey. On a flightier note, el Día del Muertos also the basis for Grim Fandango, the […]

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Plum clafoutis

Garbure

Have you noticed that it’s been a while since I wrote anything apart from a casual mention about my pal Butter Boy? This post way back in January 2014 (!) would probably be the last one, though that was more about Mme Butter Buy’s New Year’s dinner. As we all know, Butter Boy migrated north […]

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Hot pot condiment - egg, shacha barbecue sauce, shoyu, chili paste and sesame oil

Nabemono

The Big Croissant is currently steam-baking in a very sticky heatwave presently, with temperatures yesterday getting to 31ºC and a humidex rating of 40ºC. For those of you still in the old Fahrenheit scheme of things, that would be 88ºC and humidity pushing things to feel like 104ºC. Irrespective of how one measures it, it’s […]

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Macarons from Le Salon du thé de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)

The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff. The way to describe the better things one might have or want to have, be it booze, food, booze and food… It’s the secret stash of the items that you don’t schlep out for the unwashed masses, but rather that you save to share with those who 1) might matter and 2) […]

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Seared onglet with onion-ginger sauce and watercress

Steak dinner

Today is the 38th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. It’s pretty easy for me to remember the date and all, but I spent the anniversary peeling carrots, because it’s canning season. 3.990 kg peeled and trimmed carrots = 12 tightly packed 500 mL jars in case you’re wondering. So after an entire afternoon […]

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