Food Diary (March 31, 2012)
Lunch: Salad, bread
Dinner: Mushroom and dumpling soup, salad, bread
Most days this week it has been sunny and not very cold, almost typical spring weather. Today it snowed all morning and the temperature this evening is below 0 degrees celcius. Snow and below freezing temperatures is unusual. When this is reported tomorrow I am guessing some people may think this is April fools joke, though a very lame joke.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Cioccolato Gatto
Kiwi and lemon cake
Today’s Favourite Blog
This is interesting and disgusting. Don't continue reading if you have a weak stomach. The coastal province of Zhejiang in China has a unique springtime snack called virgin boys eggs. Eggs are soaked and cooked in the urine of young boys, preferably below the age of 10. Only boys urine is used, and this is how it has been done for centuries.
One virgin boy eggs stall owner said "If you eat this, you will not get heat stroke. These eggs cooked in urine are fragrant." "They are good for your health. Our family has them for every meal. In Dongyang, every family likes eating them."
A customer said "By eating these eggs, we will not have any pain in our waists, legs and joints. Also, you will have more energy when you work."
In case you want to indulge in this delicacy but cannot buy it at your local Asian shop, the cooking process is simple but takes almost a day. Raw eggs are soaked and boiled in urine. The shells of the hard-boiled eggs are cracked and simmered in urine for hours. Urine is regularly poured into the pot and the heat controlled to ensure that the eggs are not overheated and overcooked.
No, this is not an April fools joke.