Foie Gras and other delicacies

Photolog!!!

I've been really busy recently, so I apologize for the lack of blogs these few days.

While I am writing up a more standard blog entry, here's a photolog for you guys!!!

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One fine sunny day, a certain Miss Eileen Tan had a sudden urge for foie Gras.

In fact, every other sunny day, she has carnal urges for foie gras - which for the less than French/knowledgeable/upper class, it actually a piece of fat goose liver.

What good is a piece of fat goose liver, you ask curiously. What about it makes Miss Tan crave for it so much? Why couldn�t she make do with just a limpy piece of chicken liver instead?

And why must the goose be fat? Does the world REALLY have something against fat people/gooses?

Ahh � If you ever get urself an authentic piece of pan-fried goose liver (I had my virgin piece at 15. Before you think I slept with someone rich, I would like to say that I stole it when I was working at a fancy French restaurant) for perhaps � $20? you would understand.

Smooth, and nothing like cheap pork liver (which has this bloody, sandy, liver taste), pan fried foie gras (pronounced fu-ah gu-ah [with a French accent mind you], according the French chef at the said restaurant I worked as) melts in your mouth as you achieve five orgasms in a row.

BONUS!!! *ting ting ting!* If it�s cooked by cute chef, you get seven orgasms.

Alas! With the good comes the bad. Quality foie gras is made only when a most unfortunate goose is stuffed with lots of goose food to make it really fat so that it�s liver is really fat. I heard that foie gras gooses are being treated really cruelly � I think they get raped by ugly geese (at this point of time I realized that plural of goose is geese), and then have their feathers plucked and stuffed into their nostrils or something like that, but my memory is a little faded, so don�t trust me.

But anyway they are really poor things, the foie gras geese.

OH I SHOULDN�T EAT THEM, IT�s so CRUEL!

Who cares? Who ask them to be delicious. If they don�t want to be eaten, then stop being delicious, or learn to peck violently lor. (�If God doesn�t want animals to be eaten, then why did he make them out of meat?� � anonymous)

So anyway, here�s how a piece of goose liver looks like:



It looks pretty much like a normal piece of liver, except fat. In fact, I think my secondary school�s P.E teacher might have shoved the liver into the TAF club if it managed to get into RV with an amazing PSLE score like me (269!).

So anyway, may I bring your attention to that quiet piece of potato thingy behind the plate?

It�s really nice. And parsley sucks. It�s the worst food in the world.

Who�s the chef who galvanized the extra two orgasms?



May I present to you, celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant!!! All the way from Belgium!
(ME: �Can you sign my cr�me brulee please?� Stroo: *Nervous laughter*)

Is he cute, or is Edison Chen cute? (Yes yes yes, I�m hinting that I just saw him today � was sitting a metre away and looking like he wants to screw Maggie Q. Everybody looks like they want to screw Maggie Q. More about stars later)

Eileen pulled her childhood best friend Xiuling and me to St Pierre!! (Expensive French restaurant at Century Square area)



(Me: �OEI EILEEN YOUR CIGARETTE!!!� Eileen: �Oh ok ok, pose again.�)

Erm, that�s not a cigarette, kids. Don�t smoke. You will burn urself up accidentally � although that�s possibly all for the better.



CHEERS!!!!





HERE�S THE FOOD!!!



Complimentary piece of eel � not too good, it has bit of bones in it. I think people should genetically modify fishes so that they have no bones.

Seriously. If you were a fish, would you be so inconsiderate as to have bones? I mean, what if people choke?

Come to think of it, prawns should be modified till they have no shells as well. Discourteous and insensitive prawns � causing all those human arguments about prawn peeling. Have they no manners?

I have no idea how prawns can survive with no shells but I say they should stop being sissy and give it a try. I�m sure they will manage to work it out.



ONE WHOLE BIG LUMP of silky codfish! My favourite fish! Has anyone any idea how they look like alive? How can a fish be so delicious?!!



Xiuling biting on some golden mushrooms while I sink my teeth into a piece of under-cooked asparagus.



I�m sure you can�t get enough of my pictures so here�s one to interrupt the string of photos of food.



A piece of Grandma Stroobant FLOURLESS chocolate cake. How the hell do they make cake flourless??! See, if cakes can be flourless, prawns can be shell-less! It�s not far-fetched at all!

And lastly, to end the blog entry on a sweet note, here�s cr�me brulee:



In case you are wondering that the hell is that pink-green weird-looking thing on the brulee, it�s a freaking fig.

I�m full of useless information. I happen to know that figs are Sun Wukong�s favourite food (curse the person who told me this and made me never forget, thus taking up my brain�s memory space).

Now, I have another piece of useless information.

He is a monkey, so do not trust his taste. The fig tasted like shit.

Comments

Sarah Mei Lyana said…
hey, im full of useless info too haha. did ya know that while the plural of goose is geese, the plural of mongoose is actually mongooses? lol, oh my god, did u actually taste the fig?
Gum said…
Woot! Gratz! Viewership just passed the half a million mark! *clap* *clap*

By the way, no wonder you love cod. They melt in the mouth!
WiNg said…
Woah!! Can I haf a taste of those as well?? Anyway, geese or gooses make no diff to mi as long as XiaXue is back in BIZ!!
WaN'eR said…
haha... that's a yummy photoblog. i am so envious! and maybe fishes have bones and prawns have shells because God doesn't want us to eat so many of them unlike foie gras. =) does anyone know the plural of a moose?
Gary said…
errm, whats with the hairy nipples and monkeys ???
anyway, congrets on yr viewership :)
Gum said…
The plural of moose is the same form as in the singular. Thus, Moose.
Xiaxue said…
*groans* the moose thing is another piece of useless information!

Ha ha... Of the 500,000, I think at least 5,000 is by me lor. =D Refresh n refresh everytime. LOL...
mtrayu said…
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Linus said…
I know how codfish look like in the whole. I doubt anyone has seen a codfish alive in SG. If u guys have noticed, they usually come without the head. So, continue to have headless codfish. :P
Here's how cod look like:

http://www.charterboats-uk.co.uk/Photographs/Fish/COD.GIF

http://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/Gadus_morhua_portrait.gif

Searched for damn long until I finally found a picture of a cod that wasn't a drawing/ painting and where the cod wasn't sliced up into little fillets...

http://www.frs-scotland.gov.uk/FRS.Web/Uploads/Images/Cod1.jpg

http://www.first-nature.com/fishes/images/gadus_morhua2.jpg

OK lah... here's a picture of dead cod, just before they get filleted...

http://www.fiskeri.no/Foto2002/12.14.Torsk02a.jpg

These are cold-water fish, so don't expect to catch them off Bedok Jetty... ;)

(P.S. There are a lot of different species of cod; the one represented above is the North Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua.)

Wah lau now I got craving for codfish liao...

Hai~Ren
http://chasmosaurine.blogspot.com/
Anyway, for foie gras, the ducks or geese are routinely confined to small cages or crowded pens, and are force-fed tremendous amounts of feed via a 12- to 16-inch plastic or metal tube, which is shoved down their throats and attached to a pressurized pump.

The force-feeding may be performed twice daily for up to two weeks for ducks and three to four times daily, for up to 28 days for geese. Force-feeding causes the liver to increase in size about 6-10 times compared to the normal size for a bird. Increased liver size forces the abdomen to expand, which makes moving difficult and painful. An enlarged abdomen increases the risk of damage to the stretched tissue of the lower part of the esophagus. Force-feeding results in accumulated scar tissue in the oesophagus. The liver can be easily damaged by even minor trauma.

At least, that is what those who seek to discontinue this supposedly cruel practice say. I haven't been able to find any counterarguments from foie gras producers.

Ah well... the things we do for the sake of culinary delights... *rolls eyes* anyone up for warmed-up swiftlet spit (bird's nest)?

Hai~Ren
http://chasmosaurine.blogspot.com/
Xiaxue said…
oh the poor geese ... but but ... they are so delicious ...
silvermyst said…
I personally like truffles. Not the expensive chocolate kind. The expensive fungus kind. and escargots. mmm. snails.
EteRnaLD said…
Hmm, doesnt the blog counter count it in terms of IP accesses? Means as long as u use a different connection, the counter checks at 1. So i think refreshing 5000 times before doesnt really count. Or else ur blog counter would have hit millions already. (Cos i refreshed like 100times for the past few days)

Incidently....Duck = Duckling.....Goose = Gosling ....Moose = Mosling???????????? :p
Zen|th said…
Wah.. So much nice food! I also want! Haha.. :P
C said…
you scored 269 and you went to RV!?!?!?!?!?!?!? what abt Raffles or St nicks or something?????
Xiaxue said…
Hey hey what's wrong with RV?? Many people do not know, coz we are located in the west, but RV RANKS HIGHER THAN ST NICKS!!!

In my year, it went like this:

1)Raffles Girls
2)Raffles Institution
3)Chinese High
4)Nanyang Girls (i think)
5)Dunman High
[tie] 5) River Valley High

I don't know the exact ranking, but we were fifth. And St Nick's is pretty far off I think.

What's wrong with River Valley? Cmon man. We have a kinky nurse looking uniform, it's DAMN near my place, and most importantly - there are boys in my school.

I think girl school girls tend to turn out too confident. RV has made me what I am, and inculcated strong moral values in me, and I am very thankful. Although I really didn't like the school when I was there. =D
cherry said…
is ur friend xiuling english name ioriel or something.. seems very familar to me..
Xiaxue said…
Yes she is. You know her?

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