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Saturday, May 19, 2007
Steak Sauce With A Kick
Steak Sauce With A Kick:
"Deglaze your frying pan (after searing your steaks) with brandy. Add two tablespoons of butter, a little white wine and a splash of Grand Marnier. Serve over steaks - you'll never use steak sauce again."
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I am a teacher, world traveler, eclipse chaser, stormchaser and comet hunter, I love to travel and am always looking for more flavor, memorable foods, recipes and more where ever I travel.Originally from Providence, RI, I have worked/lived in North Carolina, Michigan and Kansas. Traveling continues to inspire me with new ideas, thoughts about food, cooking and finding recipes.. Here you will find recipes that I have enjoyed, foods and my restaurants reviews that I have tried from all over the US and the world . I try out my recipes on my greatest critic, my wife, Sue-Ellen, who also is a teacher. Age: 57 Hometown: Olathe, Kansas (near Kansas City) Occupation: Educator/teacher/ consultant (Science/Gifted/Spec.ed/Technology) Favorite restaurant: See my review and the left side of this blog and those on cruises Food specialty: Thai, Caribbean, Mexican, Indian, Cajun Interests: Comet hunting , astronomy, eclipse chasing. stormchasing, photography, videography, recipe collection, eating and cooking, menu collecting Favorite Food chefs: Ming Tsai and Emeril Lagassiz Favorite Food shows: (1)Bizarre Foods (2) Ming Tsai's show (3) Iron Chef America (4) Bobby Flay's throw down (5) Emeril Live Favorite other shows: Leverage, 24, The UNIT, Sara Conner Chronicles, Heroes, Food Channel Three people, alive or dead, that you'd like to invite to a dinner party: Leonard DaVinci, Thomas Edison, my father 3 food can't live WITHOUT: Chicken, beef, mango Food I won't go near: Ham Culinary inspirations: Ming Tsai and Emeril LaGassi Culinary secret weapon: Wok and my Mac Laptop Favorite food: Eggplant, Chicken, Beef, mango Weirdest thing I've ever eaten: Blood Sausage at castle Middle Ages buffet in castle in Austria 1999 Favorite food destination: any place with Thai or Indian or something different to eat
Culinary Exploration Best Meals / Travels
I have been compiling the best meals I have ever eaten. This is tough.
Name the ones you liked in the past, lately or whenever or even what you want to try but have not (watch Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel - what a hoot). Name 1-10 , just one , a few or couple of your favorites. Include date, where , meal with specifics and anything else.
My best last one in Tucson, AZ after photographing and videotaping hummingbirds and also stormchasing in July 2007, was at the J bar. We had a fantastic ground lamb appetizer. I had plantain enrusted chicken which was great. But the chocolate jalapeno sunday was unbelievable and amazing.
Other memorable meals not necessarily in order : (1) medieval buffet in Austrian castle - the blood sausage was nasty but the rest of the meals was great (1999) ; (2) chicken munfungo Puerto Rico (1998) ; (3) superb South African Buffet with exotic curries, meats, etc Cape Town, SA (2001) ; (4) On or about cruises : Beef and salad in Senegal, Africaand meals aboard cruiseship Canberra (1973); many meals aboard Celebrity cruiseship Galaxy (1998) ; (5) several Thai restaurants in Seattle and Vancouver (2003); (6) Norwegian Buffet at Epcot Center - Disneyland , FL (many years ago); (7) Italian meals when I was young and growing up in Providence, RI (1960s) -my current favorite one now without a doubt is Cinzetti's -in Overland Park , KS - an all you can eat buffet with the best fried calamari, desserts, frittatas and much more with excellent quality; (8) BBQ at LC's in Kansas City area as well as the BBQ at the judging cookoffs that I do around Kansas & MO during the summer (today and last few years since I came to Kansas ); (9) the meals after at Malay Cafe opened ( near Kansas City airport)- last few years (not as good now) (10) Indian food buffet at Korma Sutra and Paradise India in Overland Park; India Palace in Lawrence and OP, KS ; (11) Marakeesh mediterranean food buffet- best flavoraful med food superb in OP, KS (before it disappeared ) :(