Wednesday, January 2, 2019
There are sweet things - nothing need happen for the sweetness to be apparent. Are there savory things which are savory in and of themselves? Beef you might say? But no! The beef will not taste savory unless heated, or without sodium. Same for anything else one can think of as savory. So we must conclude that sweetness can reside as a self-manifesting property that certain foods posses, whereas savoriness only obtains from a process, be it through heat or interaction with another substance. Considering the latter method, the second substance, for the same reason, cannot possess savoriness in and of itself, but only through interaction with the first substance, by which a reaction occurs, producing the quality of savoriness.
To return to the matter at hand - garlic - it must be the case that although sweetness can exist as an inherent quality, and savoriness must always be through a process, there is at least one substance - that substance being garlic - in which sweetness is not inherent but obtains through a process, as well. And not only that, but this very same substance - garlic - can transform into both sweet or savory!
Moral of the story: I want some garlic bread.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Garlic is savory or sweet or both? Or it depends on what is done with it - if you roast and add honey for a spread it's sweet, and if you sautee with salt and olives for a tapenade it's savory? Adding an ingredient - salt, honey, sugar, etc. - is one thing, the mode of preparation - roasting, sauteing, frying, poaching, dehydration, etc. - another thing. And if we say the savory or sweet is within and either ingredients or preparation or a combination brings out the sweet or savory is there any real distinction here?
Monday, December 17, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Work, drinks with clients, you know.
But I will make you a most marvelous stew
Of chicken and fresh garlic!
I eat the savory stew, alone, and it tastes good
But where are the bulbs of garlic?
Later you tell me you never used fresh garlic
But the dehydrated, powdered variety.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
West 46th Street
*In all honesty, the grandma slice had way too much garlic - I don't recommend it
Monday, December 3, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Sometimes do you get down in the dumps? You want to smile but you just can't! Well I have the perfect remedy: get thee to a juicery! Sometimes the act of stepping out of your shitty, overpriced Manhattan apartment and walking to a local juiceria or pressery is enough to get you back on track! But if that's not enough, once you enter a local juice house, the fresh aromas are enough to help even the deepest melancholia! A green juice, perhaps with some citrus, perhaps some mango? Give me the thrill of the juice and I'm a new man.