East of Heart
Posts Tagged ‘food’
  • What am I eating? I try to embed mention of food into my travel posts but since I happen to have a number of past restaurant colleagues with short attention spans, I have to give them a proper food post once in a while as a carrot for them to keep visiting.

    ¿Qué estás comiendo?

    What am I eating? I try to embed mention of food into my travel posts but since I happen to have a number of past restaurant colleagues with short attention spans, I have to give them a proper food post once in a while as a carrot for them to keep visiting.

  • General restaurant food in Peru is ordinarily a lot duller than it's made out to be and mostly revolves around rice, peeled white potatoes and saucy salty meat preparations. Those who search though will find

    Health in a Bowl (and other Andean delicacies)

    General restaurant food in Peru is ordinarily a lot duller than it’s made out to be and mostly revolves around rice, peeled white potatoes and saucy salty meat preparations. Those who search though will find

  • It was in the middle of the pedestrian chaos that links La Mar and La Marina avenues that I met Mohammed, but I had to line-up.

    Persistent Flames

    It was in the middle of the pedestrian chaos that links La Mar and La Marina avenues that I met Mohammed, but I had to line-up.

  • ...what happens when two wannabe carpenters shack up. I just moved to Barranco, a district on the southern edge of Lima where there is more life in the streets, public art on the walls...

    Work Surface

    …what happens when two wannabe carpenters shack up. I just moved to Barranco, a district on the southern edge of Lima where there is more life in the streets, public art on the walls…

  • It turns out that palta comes from Quechua and is the name of a people that used to occupy an area in the southern Ecuadorian Andes and northern Peru. When the Incas set out to conquer new...

    Güebones

    It turns out that palta comes from Quechua and is the name of a people that used to occupy an area in the southern Ecuadorian Andes and northern Peru. When the Incas set out to conquer new…

  • Walking home from school last night, I happened upon this impressive food stand. I haven't got it clear yet, but usually when these stands have a reputation, people start to refer to them as huariques, small and unique local gastronomical institutions.

    Boss Egypt

    Walking home from school last night, I happened upon this impressive food stand. I haven’t got it clear yet, but usually when these stands have a reputation, people start to refer to them as huariques, small and unique local gastronomical institutions.

  • You know, Peruvians aren't lying when they tell you that over 3,000 varieties of potatoes are grown in their soils. Potato is called papa in Latin America, not patata!

    3000 Papas

    You know, Peruvians aren’t lying when they tell you that over 3,000 varieties of potatoes are grown in their soils. Potato is called papa in Latin America, not patata!

  • At Mistura today, I also had the privilege of bumping into Yukio Hattori, president of the renown Japanese Hattori Cooking and Nutrition school, commentator on Iron Chef and one of the foremost public authorities on food in Japan.

    Resurfacing Tuna

    At Mistura today, I also had the privilege of bumping into Yukio Hattori, president of the renown Japanese Hattori Cooking and Nutrition school, commentator on Iron Chef and one of the foremost public authorities on food in Japan.

  • Today, I attended Mistura, Lima's extraordinary annual national gastronomy fair. I had little idea of what I would find other than numerous food stands representing Lima's many restaurants and niche eateries (huariques). I discovered that it was a lot more [...]. To my luck, Ferran Adrià was again present to give an inspiring talk, now with almost a full week of enjoyment in Lima and an obvious enthusiasm for the culinary energy of this country.

    On the Bulldog’s Tail

    Today, I attended Mistura, Lima’s extraordinary annual national gastronomy fair. I had little idea of what I would find other than numerous food stands representing Lima’s many restaurants and niche eateries (huariques). I discovered that it was a lot more […]. To my luck, Ferran Adrià was again present to give an inspiring talk, now with almost a full week of enjoyment in Lima and an obvious enthusiasm for the culinary energy of this country.

  • Creative people are relentless and incredibly disciplined at keeping their mind in a state of invention. This was made evident to me once again on Wednesday in a sports coliseum filled with 4,000 students who came out to see Catalan chef Ferran Adrià give a free talk.

    ¡Bueno!

    Creative people are relentless and incredibly disciplined at keeping their mind in a state of invention. This was made evident to me once again on Wednesday in a sports coliseum filled with 4,000 students who came out to see Catalan chef Ferran Adrià give a free talk.

  • Wandering Lima's colonial-era neighbourhoods in the centre this Sunday, surrounded by weekend throngs, I definitely felt at the head of a mighty country with vast hinterlands and a very palpable sense of the past.

    Panzita de burro, me tienes pensando

    Wandering Lima’s colonial-era neighbourhoods in the centre this Sunday, surrounded by weekend throngs, I definitely felt at the head of a mighty country with vast hinterlands and a very palpable sense of the past.

  • Snapshots of my last days in eastern Turkey in 2010.

    Kurdistan Retrospective – Doğubayazıt, Van, Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa

    Snapshots of my last days in eastern Turkey in 2010.

  • A reflection on a previous rant about food supply in Sweden and more photos from Spain.

    Controlled Detonation

    A reflection on a previous rant about food supply in Sweden and more photos from Spain.

  • Arriving in Valencia on the verge of Fallas.

    Relación explosiva

    Arriving in Valencia on the verge of Fallas.

  • To get to the festival we took a shuttle to the local town of Machka from where we hitched a ride to Zigana. Outside of Zigana we came upon the headquarters of the local road engineers who called up some friends who were going to the festival to come and pick us up. 40 minutes later a Hyundai Accent showed up blasting Turkish electro-folk.

    Surfing and Dancing eastward again (pt.2)

    To get to the festival we took a shuttle to the local town of Machka from where we hitched a ride to Zigana. Outside of Zigana we came upon the headquarters of the local road engineers who called up some friends who were going to the festival to come and pick us up. 40 minutes later a Hyundai Accent showed up blasting Turkish electro-folk.

  • The famous restaurant by the train station in Trivandrum, Kerala.

    Forgotten Post – Indian Coffee House, Thiruvananthapuram

    The famous restaurant by the train station in Trivandrum, Kerala.

  • I have made my way down to Cape Comorin. Outside of my window (to my left at the present) cloudy skies glow faintly with the setting sun. Pilgrims, tourists and their concessions are everywhere but the streets are quiet and peaceful, as if everyone were silently reflecting upon their geographical position at the tapered end of the subcontinent while a light marine breeze keeps one cool from all directions.

    Earthly and Godly pursuits in Tamil Nadu

    I have made my way down to Cape Comorin. Outside of my window (to my left at the present) cloudy skies glow faintly with the setting sun. Pilgrims, tourists and their concessions are everywhere but the streets are quiet and peaceful, as if everyone were silently reflecting upon their geographical position at the tapered end of the subcontinent while a light marine breeze keeps one cool from all directions.

  • Best dish I've had so far.

    Health on a Plate

    Best dish I’ve had so far.