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 ..