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Food Porn 

Pronunciation: füd  pȯrn

Function: style 

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: food from the latin pascere “to feed”, porn from the greek  pernanai “to sell”, poros “a journey”

Def.:  the depiction of food in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction/hunger.

Def.2: Carrots getting it on with each other.

 

Dipsomania Dish (DD) 

Pronunciation: ˌdip-sə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə ˈdish

Function: Serious disposition 

Usage: often attributive 

Etymology: from greek dispa “thirst”, and from the latin mania. Dish from the greekdiskos “plate”

Def.: food prepared in a particular way for those who have an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors.

Def.2: An attractive or sexy meal that cures all hangovers, temporarily.

Def.3: The Morning after Gossip.

  

These are two of my favourite types of meals to cook. Simply because they rely on hardcore #iwanttoeatthisnow cravings.

Food Porn is all about luscious, sexy and effortlessly thrown together meals that make you go Uhmm (yum in this case). What I call a Dipsomania Dish, is our sporadic wants and supposed body needs, after a long night, that are usually very specific and detailed.

What are we cooking fat kid? 

During my travels and having lived in different countries, I always found it fascinating to understand the food culture, more specifically street food. Let’s face it when drunk or recovering, we want it dirty, greasy and coming from a cheap cart. These videos are the instructions to making these dishes, all my recipes are original, I very rarely use standard ones since I like to modify depending on my mood/taste. Even with certified classics I like putting my own little twist.  The following post will have recipes + intro for dipsomania dishes hailing from Greece, Japan and Canada.

Greece: In the wee hours of the morning in any island you might find yourself in, the streets will be littered with young people helmetless driving their scooters towards their favourite Gyros spot in the city. The smells and sounds emanating from these holes in the walls, with neon lights and ketchup stained tables, are hard to describe. You go up to the counter and order gyros (chicken, lamb…) with everything (tomato, onions, salad) sauce (spicy or white) and with the option of fries (rolled into your pita bread). Once you bite into this little delight, your first reaction is that you want to order another one (which is usually what you will end up doing) and your second, you will realise that you can actually count the 3,50 Euros in coins that you are handing the gyros maker; yes my friend, you are on your way to sobriety. Here’s my take on the Gyros:

Gaga for Gyros: Chinese marinade beef with Blue cheese potato croquettes with thai chilli sauce and served with a light salmon and avocado ceviche.

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Prep: 

Beef: 250g per person of striploin, rib eye or tenderloin marinated in 1tbsp soy sauce, 1 dash lea perrins, 1 tbps balsamic vinegar/glaze, ½ tbsp oyster sauce, cumin, paprika, nutmeg, mustard seed, 1 diced onion, 1 clove of garlic, salt and pepper.

Filling: Chop 1 tomato, a couple of lettuce leaves, 1 onion, basil leaves.

Tzatziki: 1 greek yoghurt, 1 chopped garlic head, ½ cucumber, juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper.

Red Pepper Spaghetti: The end product is in the video, didn’t explain it though. This is just really to add some texture. So not compulsory. Take a can of pimientos, boil it in water. Use a grinder to turn it into a soup, strain, boil the liquid again. Add gelatin quickly fill a syringe and a plastic tube, insert the contents. plunge tube in ice cold water, wait 3 mins. Fill the syringe with water and press out in the tube until your solidified red pepper spaghetti comes out :)

Potato croquette: Boil then mash 2 potatoes, add fried garlic in 100grs butter (2 cloves), 100grs blue cheese, fresh parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.  Roll out 2 inch large balls, dip in whisked egg and cover with flour.

Salmon Ceviche: 1 cut kesong puti (or feta ~ 100 grs), fresh basil, fresh walnuts, fresh coriander (all chopped), freeze  raw salmon with no skin or bones (300 grs) in tight cling wrap then cut it thinly in long strips, juice of 2 calamansis, juice of 1 lemon, 1 small chilli, 1 tsp of muscavado sugar lemon zest, ground ginger (1tsp), ½ avocado sliced, 2 diced shallots, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all together.

Cook:

Spot Fry garlic in high heat with olive oil until brow (medium), flambee, fry croquettes in olive oil until golden, heat pita in skillet. Cook the beef in a hot skillet with olive oil very quickly, just to caramelize the exterior, remove and sever immediately. Open pita place in 3 spoons full of tzatiziki a hand full of the filling. Place beef and croquettes on top, drizzle with thai chilli sauce (bought in stores). Dress with paprika and some of the ceviche.

Stop. Admire. Eat! 

Next week preview:  “ I was lucky enough to have a layover in Tokyo one day on my way to Russia. It’s early in the morning (1.30AM) there are bunch of restaurants in the airport and I was in heaven; me and Japanese food are in an intimate relationship you see. So I see this sign Okonomiyaki……..” 

14 COMMENTS

    1. Red Antonio June 13, 2011 at 4:29 am

      bro pls lower than the music it is louder than your voice.

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    1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide June 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

      Your photos are just mouthwatering. They should be under the definition of food porn.:)

    Reply
    1. Mrstajoo August 15, 2011 at 8:27 am

      OMG. I’m not a fan of blogging but I’ll definitely make my own tumbler just for this!!! I’m INLOVE.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:11 am

        you don’t need a tumblr to visit this web site :)

      Reply
    1. A S M (@angelmsanmiguel) August 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Are you a Chef? you’re so good in cooking.. And soooo CUTE! :)

    Reply
    1. Grace September 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      What are the songs on your vid? just curious.

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    1. Yule Rg Iglesia (@YuleRg) November 6, 2011 at 5:33 am

      I cant hear your voice Dude, bute na lang u have details pala after the video. I’ll try to cook this one nga.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

        those were my old ones, the new ones are better

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    1. dirt the bag... November 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      yeah Erwan what are the songs on the vid??

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 1, 2011 at 3:25 am

        this was such a long time ago! haha i dont remember!

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    1. kimmy December 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      awesome videos thanks :)

    Reply
 

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I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.

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