Blast from the Past

Pythagoras

Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.

Pythagoras – Ionian Greek Philosopher and Mathematician.

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The Simpsons

Homer

I thought I had an appetite for destruction, but all I wanted was a club sandwich.

Homer Jay SimpsonFictional main character that appears in the animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

The Terminator Speaks

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I love Thanksgiving turkey, it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.

Arnold SchwarzeneggerAustrian and American Former Professional Bodybuilder, Actor, Producer, Director, Businessman, Investor, and Politician.

Carrot and Coriander Soup

BBC Good FoodFollowing on from Jay Leno‘s quote about soup not being considered a real meal, I decided I had to put it to the test by following this BBC Good Food recipe for a very traditional Carrot and Coriander Soup.

As the recipe only really contains the most basic of ingredients, (a few carrots, a potato, and an onion), you would expect the soup to end up being really bland and boring but this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

The soup was jam-packed with flavour and it was actually quite filling! I’m not going to lie though, I had to have some garlic bread with it, because like Jay Leno, I’m not a big believer in having just soup for dinner. For a second though, I might have been convinced…

The soup was absolutely delicious but I still think I would have preferred it as a starter before sitting down to a nice full plate of steak and chips. Or something like that.

I promise I’ll keep trying though, watch this space for Butternut Squash Soup, Pea and Mint Soup, Tomato Soup, and many, many more.

PS: If you don’t have a nice big fresh crusty loaf on hand to soak up the goodness, you should try this last-minute tip on how to make your own garlic bread:

If you know of any other wholesome soups that might tempt me away from “real” dinners, please tweet them @FongtasticFood

Say What?

Anthony Bourdain

I have long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organised crime “associates”, food, for me, has always been an adventure.

Anthony Bourdain – American Chef, Author, and Television Personality.

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