|Yellow peas in filmjölk sauce with semolina|
Food Diary (October 08, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with coconut, banana, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Yellow peas in filmjölk sauce with semolina
Dinner: Pork curry with flatbread
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Wholesome Cook
Beetroot and pine nut risotto with Chevre dressing
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
Strange and interesting. Park Avenue Autumn, the upscale New York restaurant known for their interesting art collaborations, will be serving an Iraqi delicacy of venison and date syrup on plates once owned by Saddam Hussein.
A press release from the restaurant states:
“As symbols of the past, they represent the rich and complicated history of a place long misunderstood by its invaders. With over 627 varieties of dates grown in the country, the date is to Iraq as a cigar is to Cuba, or Champagne to France. In fact, 99% of all date syrups available in the United States originate in Iraq, but today are usually labeled as a product of Lebanon due to United Nations sanctions.”
I wonder whether customers will have positive or negative thoughts when they eat their meal? Will it make the meal more or less enjoyable? I have never had this experience so I cannot even speculate but it is interesting for sure. I have eaten in a palace owned by a Middle Eastern businessman in a fairly 'rough' country. The businessman has good reputation and this left positive memories. What we ate was delicious because of the circumstances. I am curious about the dining experience at Park Avenue Autumn.
The last sentence from the press release is also very interesting. The syrup originates from Iraq but it is labeled as a product of Lebanon to bypass UN sanctions. I didn’t realize it was that easy to fool certain organisations, or they know this already. Its like putting carrot puree in brownies and telling kids the brownie has no carrots even though they know there is!
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