Chef’s Log 71: A Feast in the North East

Visiting a new place is always an exciting proposition, especially when it involves crossing new culinary frontiers. So when I was given the opportunity to visit North East India, I did not hesitate to take it. I was excited to learn that this part of the country is known for doing justice to that most delicious of meat–pork. Continue reading

Chef’s Log 70: An Ode to the Irish Baileys Cheesecake at The French Window Patisserie

O dessert most divine, surely you do not belong on this humble Earth
Most would have used boring old wine, but the Baileys added such a thrill
Your complexity and depth of flavour had no perceivable dearth
No matter how many spoonfuls I had, I just could not have my fill

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Chef’s Log 69: You’d Be Stewpid To Not Try This

We have an old saying on my planet, which roughly translates to ‘true strength of character can be measured by how much meat one can consume in a single sitting.’ This could explain my strong dislike (and mistrust) of vegetarians—at least partially. But the point is, I have grown extremely fond of the red meat found on Earth, particularly the pork and beef varieties, and have a special preference for restaurants that can do it justice. Continue reading

Chef’s Log 67: Longing for Longuinhos

As you know by now, I am something of a food enthusiast. Of course, anyone who knew me on my home planet would say that this is an understatement. Whenever a certain dish caught my fancy, I would go to great lengths to experience that dish in all its glory at least one more time. Armed with nothing but a multi-purpose rope, I once singlehandedly scaled the highest mountain on Gastronomica just for a chance to capture (and later eat) the incredibly rare WereDragon egg. Continue reading

Chef’s Log 66: Gunpowder, Season(ing) and Pork

As any great food connoisseur would know, it is more than a little challenging to find a restaurant that manages to get every dish on the menu right. Of course, it would be equally challenging to actually sample every dish on the menu, even for me. However, I believe I might have found a restaurant that could potentially live up to the task mentioned above. Its name: Gunpowder. Continue reading