Chorizo – a highly flavoured Spanish or Mexican pork sausage with garlic, paprika and other spices.

Pad Thai – a Thai dish of stir-fried rice noodles with egg, fish sauce, tamarind juice, and red chilies plus bean sprouts, chicken, shrimp or tofu. Garnished with peanuts and coriander.

Confection – a broad term for a sweet dish of a food rich in sugar.

Ingredient – denotes any food, herb, spice or other substance that is combined in a cooking mixture to make food.

Malbec – a variety of dark red grape from Bordeaux France that is used to make wine. Sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Mace – an aromatic spice from the dried covering of the nutmeg seed.

Sauerkraut – shredded cabbage that is fermented in its own juice with salt. The name actually means sour cabbage.


Some Friday foodie fun to kill your afternoon with until it’s time to go home!!

I loved this post from FoodiePrints… reminded me of the time my friend Kate and I almost died in a horrible bubbly wine cork explosion.

Savvy Mom talks about 9 of the new food trucks in O-town. Some weekend dining perhaps??

Farmers suing Monstanto?? I like this turn of events…

An interview with Michael Moss, whose book Salt Sugar Fat is keeping me up at night. He also has killer eyebrows.