Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Old Hooky, from the family-run Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire, 4.6%, also avoids the bad features of strong ales. It is a classic bitter, except from the bottle it is not as smooth as the best of the style. It is fizzier than I thought: I brought it home in a backpack and it exploded on me, quite humourously, when I opened it.
Cotswold Way, from Wickwar Brewing of Gloucestershire, was disappointing, much less bitter and less flavorful generally than the other two.
I tried all three in the company of Jim Alt, when he came over for supper.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Gold Label Strong Beer
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Gluttony is an overlooked sin. Why is it sinful? What is it, exactly? Here are three possibilities.
1. Gluttony is poor stewardship. If I eat a lot, somebody else doesn't get to eat as much.
2. Gluttony is bestial. I degrade my humanity, and pollute God's image, by stuffing myself and by making myself fat.
3. Gluttony is distracting. I put food before God, both in my attention and when it comes to conscious tradeoffs.
These all have different implications. Thin people who don't eat much can be guilty of Type 1 and 3 gluttony.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
|Breed-Specific (Varietal) Eggs|
Monday, January 14, 2008
|MS Pork Scratchings|
Monday, December 31, 2007
Lamb Balti. I had good lamb balti tonight at an Indian restaurant in South Kensington. Wikipedia says:
The name Balti food has nothing to do with an ethnic group living in India and Pakistan who are also called Balti. These Balti people are Tibetan Muslims. The food 'Balti' is named after the pot in which it is cooked. Balti food is a Punjabi recipe and prepared mainly in the Punjabi way.
The food is a hot curry-style dish, most likely taking its name from the thick flat-bottomed steel or iron pot in which it is both cooked and served. Normally the balti is served with large naan bread...
Balti combines the spices and ingredients of North Indian cuisine with the economics and efficiencies of Chinese cooking.