Wednesday, November 08, 2006

a few fun things

listen to a short interview with madhur jaffrey about her book called climbing the mango trees which chronicles her upbringing in india on KCRW goodfood [it begins about halfway through the recording, @ 11:25 to be exact]. fascinating interview. following that is a primer on indian food.

here is a great excerpt from the book if you'd like to get a feel for her writing.

another interesting project from out of montreal is called librivox. it is a project which provides free audiobooks from the public domain. while there is not a huge selection at the moment, it is free to download. librivox is also looking for volunteers to read for their audiobooks, so if you have a good voice ... why not?

yahoo recently released yahoo food which looks interesting. head on over for a visit to see what they offer. there are recipes, information about everything culinary & videos to choose from.

crazy food facts:

* ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine
* coca-cola was originally green
* consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century
* every year you eat approximately 4 bugs in your sleep
the first bar code was used on wrigleys gum

.... and back to my wanting a pygmy hedgehog for a pet [see my previous post], i guess i will have to settle for one of these for now. at least i can eat you, my little hedgehog!

look here to find the recipe for these funny little guys called austrian igels from one of my favourite bakers, flo braker.

recipe & photo from leite's culinaria.