Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The King of All Fruits

I will be putting up a short post today because the Blog Tech and I are having a Gastronomic week and this morning we explored the nether worlds if our local Asian district. I will post more tomorrow after I edit my way through the myriad of photos we took. We are making another trip at the end of the week and will document it as well. I don't know exactly what kind of job I have done as a mother but one thing I am proud of is the fact that I raised both of my kids to be adventurous eaters. They will try anything and everything. They are constantly reading about new foods and seeking them out. Today, the Blog Tech took a big step......he bought a durian. Durians are from Southeast Asia and are called the King of All Fruits. However, they have the reputation as also being the smelliest of all fruits. They have been described as smelling like a cross between stale vomit and rotten onions. My food hero, Anthony Bourdain describes them by saying that after you eat them, your breathe will smell like you have been French kissing your dead grandmother. The outside of them resembles a spiky, barbed football and it has been recorded that people have died after having one fall on their head. The Blog Tech will be documenting his exposure to the durian and hopefully, as long as it doesn't hit him on the head, we will be showing you pics of it tomorrow. If you would like to see a smell test done on one of these fruits, click on the following.

Here are some new magazines that just came out in the stores.

This is a cookbook I just bought after reading about crocodile bread. I am hoping to experiment with making it in the next few days. It is a very unusual bread recipe.

This is a slag glass compote I found a few years ago. These are rather rare and perfect for holding Halloween candy!

This is a small brass cauldron with two witches kneeling on either side of a cauldron over a fire.

The opposite side has a witch on a broomstick flying in front of a crescent moon.

This is a Victorian locket with a gold spider and spiderweb. This is a really nice rare piece. Click for a closer look.

This is a brass letter holder depicting two Welsh witches spinning yarn.

And lastly, a Westmoreland glass cauldron ashtray.

Hope you liked show and tell today! I can't wait to hear about the Blog Tech's taste test!

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