I read a review today of Starbuck's new breakfast offerings
(apparently the previously-offered hot sandwiches overpowered the
coffee smell) and got to thinking that I've never posted a single fish
for breakfast meal. I'm in a major cereal and fruit rut, but did
recently see a seafood breakfast idea that could break me of it. I
know it sounds unusual; nevertheless Chef Mark Bittman (the same
I am not a history buff. In fact, my history knowledge is borderline embarrassing. But I think I have just found a piece of the past I could sink my teeth into - the history of sushi. Author Trevor Corson, an academic/lobster fisherman, explores this topic in his book The Zen of Sushi. And discovers that, "the sushi that we know today almost never came into existence at all, and it's just a series of historical accidents that it did." Yikes! For all the fascinating details, listen to the author discuss his book here.
Because today is cloudy and a few degrees cooler than it has
been, I’m thinking of making a comforting fish stew for dinner. I’ve also come to find lately that soups and
stews are the gift that keeps on giving.
As recently as yesterday, I was still eating leftovers from the green
minestrone I made early last week, which I’ve been keeping in the freezer. Regardless of how long a recipe lasts me,
though, I rarely waiver from my standard for quick preparation involving
With all the fuss about omega-3 fats, it’s easy to forget
that fish isn’t a one-trick pony.
Another nutrient for which seafood is just about the only naturally-rich
from sunshine!) is vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient, which means the body absorbs it
alongside fats and oils you eat. And
I have mentioned before that the stresses of wedding
planning are all worth it to me for the fabulously fun opportunity to pick the
food. Today I am excited to report that
our caterer has officially been selected and the menu is shaping up
nicely. Here is a sneak preview of the
-dim sum including pan-fried swordfish dumplings