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Gjetost Friday

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As a follow-up to the last post and after a long stressful week, it’s such a pleasure to relax with a killer cheese etc. arrangement and a nice glass of wine for dinner:

All the Major Food Groups

Bottom Left Clockwise: Gjetost (or Brunost for those overseas), Tomato (obvs), Lindt really effing dark chocolate (85%), Wasa Sourdough Rye Crackers, and Camembert.

On a similar topic, if you haven’t tried Gjetost/Brunost, go buy some. It is a delicious cheese from Norway (translation: goat cheese/brown cheese) made from the whey of goat’s milk (interestingly, Ricotta is another cheese made from whey, but has completely different characteristics). It has a lovely caramel flavor with a hint of goat, the caramel coming into existence from when the whey is heated and the lactose reacts with the whey protein. It’s also quite dense and creamy, which makes it best friends with a tiny piece of chocolate. Check here: http://cheesemongerswife.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/gjetost-you-either-love-it-or-you-hate-it/ for a more detailed breakdown.

PS. Cheese has been shown to prevent tooth decay due to the bacteria that adhere to teeth after eating, another reason why it is a perfect and irreplaceable end to a meal…

“A Dinner Which Ends Without Cheese is like a Beautiful Woman With Only One Eye”

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A Christmas present I am quite excited to immerse myself in…

An 1825 Masterpiece

Aphorisms of the professor include:

the famous “Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are”

“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a star”

“To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs”

And less favourably:

“Men who stuff themselves and grow tipsy know neither how to eat nor how to drink”

Can’t wait to see what other interesting tidbits Brillat-Savarin comes up with.

To be continued…

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast: The Benedict

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Really happy about this right now:


The best thing since an egg smothered in anything.

 

A treat for the taste buds that was super easy to make: Piece of toast, sliced turkey leftover, a dollop or two of cranberry sauce, a poached egg, and all covered in delicious turkey gravy. Voilà. Such a wonderful combination, I’m not sure why it didn’t happen earlier in my life.

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