Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday's Feast #10

Appetizer - Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
I don't think I have, it's not the kind of humour I like. My father use to tell a story from when he was a kid; he found a dead snake and sent a little stick inside of it. Then hid under the kitchen window and slowly made it appear while my grandmother was doing the dishes... I don't think he ever went any further with the story, he left everything else to our imagination!

Soup - What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
Oh, I have two beautiful ones coming all the way from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. They are made of ceramic (sold at the "Burton" factory), and they are just gorgeous.

We also have the sugar bowl and maybe other items coming from the same set.

Sorry for the terrible cellphone-quality picture...

UPDATE: My brother Paco is whining because I didn't mention that the salt and pepper shakers were a gift from him. Like I would have remembered that!!! That's Gaby's job, Paco, you know it well. Ya happy?

Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
Mmm... tough one. I travel for work, and my trips are normally a last minute decision, so I can never be sure of where I'm going to go next. Most likely, Toronto or its suburbs; but there have been talks about sites in Spain and Australia that might need our help. And there is this other hospital in Florida...and another one in Arizona...

Main Course - What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
None. I don't think I have ever used any, regardless of what my wife has said about it. Hence my rustic hands.

Dessert - Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
Oh, we just came up with this while on the phone with my brother. Two ideas for fondues:
  1. Dulce de leche. You know what it is? It's caramelized milk, a very traditional Argentine delicacy (also very common in the rest of Latin America). We would just put dulce de leche in the pot and then dip fruit, Rice Krispies squares, marshmallows, all the stuff you would normally use for a chocolate fondue. Of course, I would call it "Dulce de leche fondue", in a rapt of creativity.
  2. Sweet potato jam! A favourite of mine, even though -oddly enough- I don't actually like sweet potatoes. But the jam is exquisite (and even more 'Argentine', if you want, than the dulce de leche). I'm still trying to figure out what I would use to dip in the melted sweet potato jam (caution, it can get really hot and burn your mouth), but hey, it's a work in progress. Name for this one would be "Argentine fondue".
I am so going to try both of these! :-)

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  1. You're a quite traveler, aren't you? :)

  2. I'm hungry with your dessert,Gabriel! Nice feast as always;) Happy Weekend too!

  3. Gabriel, estaba leyendo tu perfil... tu musica preferida es ... ABBA???

    Mon Dieu...!!!

    Are you sure? No cantabas clàsico? Es un error tipogràfico?

    Lo ùnico que faltarìa es que te gusten los Bee Gees.

    Jesus! Jua juaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  4. gosh, just looking at those desserts makes me want some...would like to try those, im taking notes :)

  5. Yuk, sweet potato jam...
    Strangely enough, I used to like it when I was a kid, but now I can't stand it... LOL

    As for Dulce de Leche, nothing better than a Bownie Cake (moist brownie base, 1/2" of dulce de leche and italian merengue on the top)... mmmmm....
    It has become very popular here in Buenos Aires.

  6. Gus, justamente, como soy musico, sé apreciar la musica bien hecha, asi sea de un estilo que no me gusta demasiado, como el disco.

    Los arreglos vocales e instrumentales de ABBA son sencillamente espectaculares. Ulvaeus y Anderson, dos maestros. Fijate que hasta U2 les rindio homenaje cuando tocaron en Estocolmo; Bono los hizo subir al escenario y tocaron juntos mientras el otro les hacia reverencias.

    Y tenes razon con lo de los Bee Gees, es extraño que no los haya puesto, porque para mi vienen inmediatamente despues de los Beatles y los Rolling Stones. Ayer nomas me pase la tarde escuchandolos en el trabajo.

    El que piensa que los Bee Gees son solo el falsetto y las melodias de "Fiebre del Sabado por la noche" esta desconociendo los 25 años de musica espectacular que han hecho antes de ese disco y los 20 que hicieron despues. Para mi, son insuperables.

  7. Pero si a los Bee Gees también los pusiste... ;))

    Bueno, está bien Gabriel, tenés razón que la música bien hecha es música. Tal vez lo que me sorprendió es que los pusieras antes de Supertramp o Queen. O que faltara Pink Floyd. De hecho el U2 del que hablás no está!

    Sigo viendo tu perfil y me dí cuenta que tu foto está espectacular por lo original. Me gusta mucho ahí probando algo con tu hija jugando y tu gorro de cocinero :))

    Un abrazo desde Montreal!

  8. The Flying MonkeysFeb 22, 2008, 4:55:00 AM

    My kinda dessert! Come check out the feast, plus extras.

  9. Your desserts sounds fabulous!! Your travels sounds very interesting.

  10. Dulche de leche... Sounds great.
    I have to look up the recipe.

    Feel welcome to visit my feast at

    Laane on the World

    Have a great weekend!!!

  11. Ah, bueno, si habia puesto a los Bee Gees? Ni me fije...

    U2 no me gusta, solo puse la referencia para ilustrar como se los ve a Ulvaeus y Anderson en el mundo de la musica.

    En cuanto a que ABBA salga antes que Supertramp o Queen (bandas que me gustan mucho mas que ABBA) se debe a que estan... en orden alfabetico! :-)

    Pink Floyd me gusta pero su musica no me llega como me pasa con otras bandas (como Supertramp, ya que hablamos de ellos)

    Gracias por los comments de la foto, esta 'robada' del post de cuando cocine con Florencia!

  12. Yummy feast! My dad was always one for practicle jokes too- and actually he still is!

  13. Your desserts sound lucious!
    Great to travel with your job but you probably get tired of it sometime. My husband also travels occasionally with his job.

    Thanks for inviting me to participate in your fill-in Friday Feasts. I didn't join in last week because I had the flu. Much better now.

  14. Che, podrias poner que el salero y pimentero de Burton te los regale yo!!

  15. great feast here.dessert sounds yummy..
    Mine is here at My so called life


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