|food and music obsessions
||[Apr. 11th, 2009|01:53 pm]
I was listening to an interview of a Spanish chef on The Splendid Table and just about died when he described a dish called Arroz Cubano (Cuban rice) that apparently everyone in Spain has grown up with. Fried egg+rice+tomato sauce (and at times banana?) sounds heavenly. Will try to figure out kind of rice to use. I doubt the medium grain rice we have in the house would be right...
I also am so going to try making Panna Cotta after reading David Lobovitz's blog post on it. It looks so easy! I just need to get my butt to a store and buy cream and gelatin. Though I have a feeling I may already have gelatin it may be buried somewhere...I also have a huge bottle of homemade vanilla extract I really want to test (you just stick vanilla beans into a bottle filled with vodka or rum and let it sit for a while--minimum 6 weeks, probably).
I also want to eat Cowboy Steak with Chimichurri Sauce because I love chimichurri sauce. Love. I...just don't want to make it myself. ^^;
I am currently completely obsessed with "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen after listening to an interview on Fresh Air--he is putting on concerts after having all his money stolen by his manager while he was in a Buddhist monastery! I love the original (check it out here) but I am also looking for awesome covers. I am so glad you can hear samples on Amazon and on iTunes. I still haven't decided on whether to buy CDs or mp3s, and if I go with mp3s whether to go with Amazon or iTunes. I've been too traumatized by successive hard drive crashes to not expect another one--and even now I'm still lazy about backing up. XD; On the other hand, CDs take up space and can get really heavy. What to do, what to do.