There is a special flour one uses for steamed buns - makes a light and very white result. Does anybody know where I can get it in the Denver Metro area or online?
My agent would like a subtitle for my cookbook, Cooking in Leaves. Any bright ideas? It has about 25 different leaves enveloping traditional food (grilled, steamed, baked etc), leaf fact sidebars, and folktales that go along with the food/leaves. Thanks for any brainy ideas! http://www.karenalbrightlin.com/cookingleaves.html
What I love in a restaurant:
**Ethnic restaurants as authentic as street food.
**Hole-in-the-walls with dependable food and owners that get to know you.
**If casual seafood: paper towels on the tables and wood floors with shell discards.
**Free samples of wine.
**Clean and elegant bathrooms.
**Exotic, unctuous offerings like innards (a wimpy companion will have to stomach it).
**Small portion offerings with reasonable prices so I can try several things.
**Food I've never had--unless it's dog, rat, cat, or human.
**Tacky indulgence: all-you-can-eat steamed crab (straight up, no butter).
**If it's casual, electrical outlets with internet enabled outside of peak hours.
**Abundant lemon wedges for my FRESH BREWED tea.
**Would love--but never get--passion fruit.
**Both olive oil and butter on the table for bread.
**Every kind of sweetener on the table from raw sugar and stevia to saccharine and Splenda, something for all tastes.
How about you? What do you love?
Bob Kinney, the inventor of fish sticks, passed away at the age of 96. Interesting, given my guest blog the other day. http://culinary-colorado.com/2013/05/15/guest-post-learning-to-love-exotic-foods/
It was about how this Midwest girl (me) adjusted her taste in fish from fishsticks to whole fish after marrying her Taiwanese husband.
Bob Kinney also held the record for the most fish sticks stuffed into his mouth (62)?
In Taiwan I ate pork blood popsicles, fried scorpions, fish eyes, and snake soup. Aside from dog, is there anything you would not eat?
Here's a look at the mooncake frenzy that happens in Singapore during the Mid-Autumn Festival.