|Pickled herring with caviar and mashed potatoes|
Food Diary (December 16, 2011)
Breakfast: Toast with boiled egg
Lunch: Pickled herring with caviar and mashed potatoes
Dinner: French onion soup with croutons
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Sprinkle Bakes
Twelfth Night Cake
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: The Daily Meal
An eye catching article on the“12 Weirdest Snacks in the World”. The weirdness of a snack is a matter of opinion and while not everyone will come to a consensus on the 12 snacks listed, it is interesting to see what makes it on the list. The 12 snacks that make it to the party are:
Scorpion Lollipops: In Mexico, and now in some parts of the Southwest, lollipops come with scorpions in the center. They come in banana, apple, blueberry, and strawberry flavors
Turtle Eggs: In Nicaragua, sea turtle eggs are eaten as snacks, usually with a dash of hot sauce.
Wasabi and Chicken Wing Ice Cream: One of the more popular ice cream flavors in Japan is wasabi ice cream. Other flavours include raw horse meat, chicken wing, octopus, shrimp, squid, and garlic.
Tavuk Gögsü: The Turkish dessert tavuk Gögsü, which is made with rice, sweetened milk, cinnamon, and chicken and has a rice pudding-like consistency, was one of the most popular desserts served to sultans in the Ottoman Palace and it's still considered a signature dish.
Laverbread: Laver is a type of salty seaweed found in Wales, Ireland, and on Britain's west coast that's often spread on toast. But the Welsh also turn it into a breakfast snack called laverbread, which is a cake made of boiled laver rolled in oats. It's often eaten with bacon or cheese on top.
Deep-Fried Tarantula: Available in Cambodia, tarantulas are available at street stalls throughout the country and they're often flavored with garlic, salt, and sugar.
Tom Yum Popcorn: as you guessed these are available in Thailand. Spicy tom yum soup is converted into a powder and sprinkled over popcorn.
Raw Herring Sandwich: Raw herring is particularly loved in The Netherlands, where people pick up the herring by its tail and let the fish slide into their mouths.
Iwashi Sembei: Baked in soy and sugar, these small fish skeletons, or iwashi sembei, are eaten as crunchy, addictive snacks throughout Japan.
Pig’s Blood Cake: These are popular in Taiwan. The chewy snacks are made by soaking sticky rice in pig's blood before rolling it around in peanut flour and cilantro, and serving it on a stick.
Fish and Chips Gelato: fish and chips gelato is available in Australia. Reportedly inspired by chef Heston Blumenthal's bacon and egg ice cream in London, a local ice creamery created their fish and chips flavor with lots of salty and tangy notes and little fried bits on top.
Eskimo Ice Cream: In Alaska, Eskimo ice cream has little to do with ice cream that we are familiar with. Eskimo ice cream is made with a type of shortening, like Crisco, mixed with berries, melted snow water, and sugar, as well as common additions like salmon, caribou, reindeer tallow, and other meats and fish. It's all mixed together and is often eaten as a snack, spread, or even dessert.