Donnerstag, 3. April 2008
Focaccia? Focaccia you too!
Cooking today was a lot of fun. Of course eating what we cooked in the course and tasting the appropriate wines was even more fun.
I missed one of the blocks of instruction because I had to give a TV interview on why the heck we were doing this asparagus cooking course in the first place. I'm tired of regurgitating that story for the 6 p.m. news so I won't recap it here. If you missed it: you're out of luck. (Hint: there is a little more information on the German Schlossblog).
Cooking, eating and drinking good wine pretty much filled up the day, apart from a short evening with the kids (in turn, before and after bathing) and three quarters of an hour in front of the iMac sorting through the day's pictures, uploading 24 of them to flickr, writing blog posts...
Enough of all that now.
Just one more note to add: you do know what asparagus does to the smell of your urine, don't you? I guess not everyone is afflicted (although most people are). Just check it out for yourself! There's asparagus from Peru and Bolivia on the market now and our local, German "Spargel" is on its way!
BTW: learned from wikipedia that China produces by far the most asparagus in the world. As an asparagus exporter China is second to Peru. I've made it a habit to google or wiki a few search terms I have been confronted with throughout the day and it never ceases to amaze me what all there is to learn.