|Pasta with brussel sprouts in tomato sauce|
Food Diary (January 13, 2012)
Breakfast: Sourdough toast
Lunch: Pasta with brussel sprouts in tomato sauce
Dinner: Pork and veal aspic with sautéed carrots
Baking/sweets: Polenta/Semolina Crackers
Whoever is responsible for naming aspic was certainly in a strange mood when he or she thought of the names. Aspic sounds more like the name of a chemical rather than a culinary delight. And head cheese was the name chosen for aspic made from the head of an animal. The head part of the name makes sense, I wonder how cheese fits into the picture. Aspic is also called brawn. Brawn sounds quite normal especially when compared with aspic and head cheese. In Swedish aspic is called sylta, which is also the word for jam. Sometimes google translates kalvsylta as calf or veal jam.
Aspic is quite nice, pity about the name. I wonder whether aspic would have been more popular if it had a better name. Pork and veal terrine or even jellied pork and veal sound far more appealing.
And while on the strange theme, here are couple of photos taken not far from my home. It was quite cloudy, not great conditions for taking photos but I felt like it anyway. The water should be frozen but this has been a very warm winter. November and December were the warmest since records began 250 years ago. Very strange weather.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: La Mia Vita Dolce
Pear Crostata with Chocolate-Almond Frangipane (Crostata di Pere)
Today’s Favourite Blog
Interesting chart comparing apple the fruit with apple the computer