Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World??

I was at Vicente Foods in search of an afternoon snack, and I stumbled upon a big box of chocolate chip cookies.  When the box says, "The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In the World [not kidding]," I can't help but to purchase a box and decide for myself.

Were they the best cookies in the world?  Not really, in my opinion.  They were still good, but had no X factor that would make me say that they're the best cookies in the world.  It's all subjective though, isn't it?  The creators, Bart and Judy, I assume, that in their hearts of hearts, believe that their cookies are the the best in the world.

I like the instruction sheet that it comes with:

"I. How to best enjoy our cookies:
These cookies are packaged in oxygen barrier packaging, -like a fine wine, these cookies benefit from "decanting"."

Pick up a box at Vicente Foods if you feel compelled to be the judge of a very bold claim.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More Mitsuwa Sushi Pics

I love the beautiful red color of Ikura.


My friends know I have a terrible fear of heights.  So before I got on my first flight in years, I pounded down 3 shots of Dewars before heading to the airport.  While at the airport, I progressively felt the dreaded feeling of sobriety.  I quickly went to a Mexican food stand at the LAX terminal to order a glass of Bud Light.  While there, I noticed their menu and couldn't stop myself from ordering a machaca & egg burrito.  I don't remember the name of the food stand, but the meat was really tender.

Chicken Soup

Does chicken soup actually cure a cold or is it simply a myth?  This article suggests that it may actually help decrease the inflammatory response with viral colds.

If you don't already have a soup pot, you should definitely invest in one.  I got mine at Ross of all places.

It doesn't get any simpler than throwing chicken, carrots, onions, celery, salt and peppercorns into a pot of water.  Simmer the goodies for about an hour.  I like to use chicken legs and thighs (bone in).

After cooking, allow the soup to cool.  I like to put the soup in the fridge overnight to let the fat rise to the top.  In the morning, skim off the layer of fat, and you have yourself a nice broth.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pasta Water

Here's a link to an interesting article about the conservation of water when cooking pasta.