The Beauty of Homemade Mayonnaise

September 27th, 2008

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The past few weeks have been very warm in the San Diego area; not the typical dry, warm weather but much more humid. The morning glories are still blooming and the garden is still full of tomatoes, peppers, chilies, and all kinds of herbs are growing abundant. Although the sun is starting to set earlier and evenings are getting chillier, it appears that San Diego is not ready to give up the summer yet.

A recent conversation with my running coach made me think about mayonnaise, one of the greatest all-purpose sauces. Most Americans use it for one of two purposes; either to dress a sandwich or lubricate a macaroni salad. I know many who are disgusted (including my running coach) by even the mention of the condiment when having a conversation about food. When did mayonnaise get such a bad rap? Is it the crazed non-fat diet movement? Or could it be that the tasteless, mass-produced 'mayonnaise' available from your local mega-market hardly contains a single mayonnaise ingredient?

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Beef Tongue

September 6th, 2008

It's part of my belief that when eating meat, the whole animal should be respected and valued in its entirety. Something that many Americans neglect these days.  In the old days when humans lived among the animals that they raised, a meat animal would be valued as a whole, unique parts such as tongue, head, cheek, brains, heart, liver, tail, and etc. would be enjoyed not just because waste was not acceptable, but also because they are simply delicious.

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