Playlist

  • Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation
  • Rooster - Alice in Chains
  • Jigsaw Falling into Place - Radiohead
  • Quien Fuera - Silvio Rodriguez
  • La Tortura - Shakira

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mango Ice????? and not Ice-cream?

Another rant after coming across this: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/dining/mango-ice-means-summer-is-now.html

Why in the world would you not make mango ice-cream? First, Haagen Daz discontinued my favorite flavor in their extra fatty ice-cream line-up and instead moved it to their sorbet line. Talenti rubbed it in by coming up with an Alphonso Mango sorbet. I don't do sorbets - they suck.

Mango lends itself to ice cream beautifully. A ripe juicy mango is just the right ingredient for a creamy real ice-cream. I can understand an orange or lemon sorbet - citrus doesn't go very well with cream - but mango??? Grrr! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Snap!

I've long been a dark chocolate fan - to the extent that I refused to eat any form of milk chocolate. I did soften that stance a bit after discovering Pierre Marcolini, Neuhaus and Nutella/Ferrero. Still, for the most part I avoided milk chocolate - certainly anything American in origin.

I was in England a little while back and - harking back to my childhood - I couldn't resist picking up a few Cadbury bars. It's a tussle between my palate and heart. The former says 'this is shi*' - the latter still finds pleasure in those wildly evocative bits of raisins and nuts in the Fruit&Nut bar.

Still, as I clean up the last remaining bits of the bar sitting at my desk, I can't help but think how depressing the 'snap' of milk chocolate is - limp and pasty. With a truly good bar of dark chocolate, hearing and feeling the snap adds so much more to the experience. Oh well ..

Friday, May 06, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011