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

Chef’s Log 57: Canapé Your Respect

‘Value for money’ is a term used very loosely on this planet. Money itself is a strange concept. I don’t understand why humans didn’t stick to the original barter system. My planet has been using it for the past hundred millennia or so and it still works perfectly fine. It is yet more evidence of the species’ declining intelligence, if you ask me. Continue reading

Chef’s Log 56: The Route to Happiness

The burger is a beautiful and complex thing. Never before have I encountered a single dish that can be so many different things and serve so many different purposes all at once: it satisfies a meat craving as well as any steak does, it’s the ultimate sandwich (if you stretch the definition of sandwich a bit), it’s a balanced meal (at least my version of a balanced meal) with various elements, it’s fast food. What’s truly fascinating is that a meal which was born out of necessity and poverty has evolved over time to become something truly iconic and even indulgent. But this post is not about the history of the burger. It is about the best (and by the best, I mean the BEST) burger that I have ever tasted. Continue reading