Halal 101: The Ingredient Substitutes – Frog Legs

Keberadaannya terasa cukup kontroversial mengingat bentukan hewan, habitatnya, serta memang tidak terlalu familiar di kalangan warga yang sehari-harinya menikmati masakan halal.

Namun di beberapa jenis masakan terutama Chinese food, kaki kodok adalah sebuah kelaziman tersendiri. Nah, rupanya ada penggantinya yang cukup mirip dengan tekstur yang serupa.

Thank the Ottoman Empire for the taco al pastor (via PRI)

At the Supermercado Mexico in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find a turning spit of pork, basted with chili and onions, dripping fat and flavor. Shave some off into a tortilla and you’ve got a taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food.

It’s a similar scene halfway across the world in Jerusalem. At the hole-in-the-wall Al Waary restaurant, there’s a vertical rotisserie of beef spinning next to the flames, flavored by tangy vinegar. Shave some off into a pita, and you’ve got shawarma — the quintessential Middle Eastern street meat.

If you’re thinking these beloved dishes might be linked, you’re right. So we hit the street food trail to find out, starting in Jerusalem.

Foodie Quotes #71

“In a time when it is common for chefs to simply reproduce the innovations of others, the few who speak for themselves through their food become the skilled artists of their time.”
– Charlie Trotter

Welcoming Madrid Fusion Manila 2017 in April

In keeping with the Department of Tourism’s ongoing goal to establish the Philippines as a center of gastronomy in Asia, it is hosting the 3rd Madrid Fusión Manila on April 6-8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. In addition to promoting tourism, the event aims to create an awareness and demand for various agricultural and food products/ingredients, and catalyze trade and business partnerships in tourism and gastronomy.