The Fransk – a new kind of fusion

On an excursion to the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken, which is just outside of Copenhagen in Denmark, we were stimulated by many things, namely the French-Scandinavian cuisine! We had been hearing about the French-inspired take on the famous Danish pølser – a boiled hot dog, usually served with remoulade, a sweet mustard or ketchup, fried onions, and a bun. This new kind of food-fusion was available on nearly every street corner, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to indulge.

Jess was attracted to the giant ice cream cone, but Ben couldn’t be stopped by the sweet smell coming from the Grill.

 

But what should we choose?

 

So many choices!! Boiled? Grilled? Bun or no bun? Toppings? or … what’s this? a BAGUETTE?!?!?!

 

Could the choice be any clearer?

 

Displaying the Fransk proudly

 

EXTREME CLOSE UP! Look how the dog is surrounded by baguette!

 

How do you say “unique” in French?

Monster im GemüseregalSonderausstellung

I found this photo on one of my favorite non food blogs Monster Brains , and I wanted to share it with all of you!

This is just an advertising image for a  German biology museum exhibit about how crazy food is, i think.. here is the translation from the page…

Tomatoes, potatoes, bananas – all familiar companion with our patronages in the supermarket. But why these fruit and kinds of vegetable look so, how we it in the shelf to find? Why don’t bananas contain seeds? How from once do kohlrabi and once a Karfiol develop for the same plant type? Which for us today is in reality the result of efforts lasting for thousands of years of humans from wildly occurring kinds cultural forms appears normal also for humans positive characteristics to be bred. In the direct comparison with the game forms one cannot often fight off thereby the impression that under the influence of humans „monsters developed “.

here is the original text and website

http://www.landesmuseum.at/en/biology-center/event-details/monster-im-gemueseregal/

ok! Bye!

 

 

Wrap-N-Mat

So here’s just a little quickie about this cool little thing I picked up. They have been around forevah, but I ‘ve never gotten one until a few weeks ago.

And it’s pretty good so far, it does all the stuff it says it will, easy to close, stays closed, and washes easy. It’s only good for one sandwich, so there’s no room for piggy business or date night with this size. You should get one and quit using disposable shit. Or better yet make your own. Here’s a video about doing just that.

MEATOPIA 666

There once was a thing called “Meatopia”  (If I was a radio DJ I would be punctuating with air horn blasts the spaces between paragraphs, so imagine one sounding off now if you will.)

Don’t believe the hype. DON”T BELIEVE THE HYPE. I’m speaking for the little guy here. If you read a good thing about this farcical festival of food, you read an untruth.

Mista Bee buzzin with a review of the first annual “Meatopia” a so called food festival.

You’ve never seen a bee, a little flying bee, wait in a line of people to get some food before have ya?  But wait I did in several lines, waiting for a meaty morsel patiently, waiting waiting, and then as each food vendor ran out of food, you read that right, (food vendors out of food?) I was told along with all the people in line waiting “sorry we’re out of food.”

As each of the 30 “Meatopia” food vendors ran out, so on it went each line getting longer, and before a taste of food the vendor would inform the line “sorry all out.”

For two and a half hours I waited and was not fed a scrap. The bullshit of it all was the food was pre-paid for, I’d paid 45$ for 6 tastes. I thought innocently “Meatopia…six tastes…hamburger…hotdog..ribs…pulled pork…lamb…maybe some meat i’d never tried like rabbit?Yumms!  I’d bought a ticket online and I showed up hungry and with 3-4 hours left of this so called Meatopia. I expected to eat, heck I’d spent 45$, anybody living in Cleveland can feed their two kids for a week on that much cash. TRUE.

I’d say there was a hell and I was in it if I wasn’t a bumble bee.

Sad and Hungry, if it was Meatopia I’d witnessed the fall of it.

Final notes, I’d like to say damn Meatopia’s creators, kiss my bee hind now and in the next years to come jerks, and I’d also like to thank  Meatopia for ruining my afternoon. lucky I don’t sting ya.

Doan goes to Mikey’s Burger

A couple of weeks ago while trying to enjoy myself in the Lower East Side a friend of mine and I went to get some post drink snacks at Mikey’s Burger, the latest offering from lower Manhattan’s leader of Vietnamication, Michael “Bao” Huynh, the guy behind Baoguette and Bia. A smallish, tiled greasy spoon, Mikey’s Burger just sells burgers, hotdogs, fries and shakes, mixing in elements of Southeast Asia with the classics of American fast food.
My friend Steve and I, after glancing over the menu, decided to go with the The Mikey, which is a burger topped with onions, corned beef, and pickled mustard seed. We perched ourselves on two stools by the fryer and watched as the cooks took out and shaped fresh hamburger patties and cooked them to order on the grill. I also took note that the precooked fries were kept oiled in a tray before they hit the fryer, which, while I dont know much about frying, struck me as a pretty interesting approach as I always assumed blanching was the way to go when making fries. Either way if and when I ever decide to make my own french fries, I might give that approach a try, but then again we didn’t get the fries so I have no idea if they were any good. Anyways, after about 5 minutes, we got our burgers, served in little paper tries. I proceeded to pour some Sriracha on the burger and dig in. The first thing I noticed was that the burger itself was juicy and thick, as they went with the more patted down ball of meat approach as opposed to the patty. But beyond that I didnt really taste the corned beef or the mustard seed. All in all it wasn’t a bad burger, and it really hit the spot at 3AM, however it’s a tad bit pricey ($5.50…I guess it could be worse), but when you’re drunk at 3AM, everything seems like a great idea.