Monday, March 03, 2008

Asian crusts

If nothing else would entice me to visit Asia at least once in a lifetime, it might be to try out the new craze: exquisitely filled pizza crusts. Take for instance the shrimp-filled crust by Pizza Hut in Japan shown above, is that not something you would travel half the world to try?

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Thursday, January 31, 2008


I learnt a new word today: Bento. It is japanese for a boxed lunch. I came across it when reading a mailinglist where somebody mentioned lunchinabox as a great site for lunch ideas. It is all about fitting delicious portions of this and that into the box to make it both healthy, tasty and appetizing. If you are really into Bento boxes, you can browse some original japanese Bento box sets at j-list.

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Friday, December 14, 2007


What a surprise to find that the infamous kerstpakket (the official christmas present from the university medical center) this year contained useful stuff that will (probably) not make you ill or waste your time!
In the package of last year we got some best-before-the-end-of-the-next-millenium food and snacks, including a cream cheese that did not contain cheese and a pate that we had to return because someone found glass shards in it! Of course we got other less dangerous stuff too, like a collapsable shopping bag and a fake coin for shopping trolleys which completely failed to match the size of any of the Euro currency...

This year however, we got a set of four dinner plates, four glasses, a tin of sweet biscuits, a foccacia bread, olive oil, a bag of pasta, a glass of tomato sauce, a tin of olives, a bottle of wine and a cookbook on italian food. Now that is what I call useful content.

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