Food, Glorious Food

Chinese diners eat live fish in YouTube video

Animal rights campaigners have criticised the Chinese over their extreme eating habits after a video of diners eating a live fish became a hit on the internet.

The film, in which a part-fried fish is shown breathing and wriggling on a plate as it is being slowly eaten alive in a restaurant, has been posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.

In order to keep the carp alive chefs cook its body but wrap its head in a wet cloth to keep it breathing, before covering it in sauce and serving in on a plate.

Yoplait Yop yogurt drink - HARAAAAAMMMM!!!!!!?

From You to Yop:

Hi there,

I was wondering about the ingredients of the Yop yogurt drinks, specifically the strawberry flavour.

I have seen it listed online as "suitable for vegetarians" but on the bottle it says that it contains cochineal.

I am a muslim and am wondering if this is suitable for consumtion under islamic dietary laws, so as much information as possible would be much appreciated.

Thanks

and from Yop to You:

Dear You

Thank you for contacting Yoplait.

In September, the recipe and packaging of Yop was changed - the artificial colour additives (E122, E124, E151) were removed and replaced with natural colours. This change unfortunately means the product is no longer suitable for vegetarians.

India to import food amid drought

India will import food to make up for shortages caused by a drought thought to be affecting 700 million people, the finance minister has said.

The minister, Pranab Mukherjee, did not specify what would be imported and when, saying he wanted to avoid speculation on prices.

The drought is affecting almost half of India's districts.

Food prices have risen by 10% after poor monsoon rains hit sowing. Monsoon rains are critical to India's farmers.

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The summer rains are crucial to crops such as rice, soybean, sugarcane and cotton.

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Up to 70% of Indians are dependent on farm incomes, and about 60% of India's farms depend on rains.

How to make Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients to serve 6 people

2 boneless chicken breasts
2 Limes
1.2 tbsp of caster sugar
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
2 onions
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1 green pepper
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
Parsley
Salt & Pepper

Step 1:

You need to prepare the vegetables. De-seed and thinly cut all three peppers. Then slice the onions thinly. And place them onto a plate.

Step 2:

Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.

Step 3:

In a bowl grate the skin of one of the limes. Then squeeze out the juice of both of them (works well if you use a fork). Into this add the caster sugar, the oregano, the cayenne pepper, the cinnamon and salt & pepper. Mixing them well.

Pizza Power!

Whos says i dont do requests? Everybody loves pizza, Pizza's production is divided into three main categories.
The dough, the sauce and the right cheese. Heres how:

Step 1: The Base - 1 1/3 cups Warm water (105F)
-1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk
-1/2 teas. Salt
-4 cups Flour
-1 Tbls. Sugar
-1 pk. Dry yeast
-2 Tbls. Vegetable oil (for dough)
-9 Oz. Vegetable oil (3 oz. per pan)
-Butter flavored Pam

Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large (2 qt.) bowl. Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes.
Add oil and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed. Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes.

How to make Popcorn?

There’s nothing like watching a movie whilst eating popcorn hmmm. But they are soooooo over priced it’s a blatant rip off!! So your home this Friday night and got nothing to do, so you’re about to pop in a movie but shock horror, there’s no popcorn. Of course you could always watch the movie without popcorn but that’s like … lame. You want something to munch. Or for those saddo’s who don’t watch movies (yes… that’s right. Im calling you a saddo… WHAT YA GOING TO DO??) but you still want a light snack that’s easy at hand and not likely to make you go fat. Presto theres popcorn. Quick, easy to make, and with the minimum cals.

Enough of the rant. Here’s how we make it:

What you’ll need?

    Dried Corn (available at any decent corner shop)
    -A saucepan with a lid

My Moms Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe

What you’ll need

500g of Pasta
2 Pounds of mince lamb
Olive Oil
A small Onion
Garlic
Tined Tomato (blend it before starting)
Red Chili Powder
Garam Masala & Coriander Mix
1 Jar of Ragu Sauce (or equivalent)

The Pasta

1. Add 2 tablespoons to a saucepan of water and then add the pasta. This will prevent the pasta from sticking together.
2. Heat until the pasta becomes soft and easily broken. Don’t check this with your bare hands its still going to be piping hot. Use a spoon or a fork to check the pasta is soft.
3. Rinse thoroughly while being careful not to get hit by the steam from the boiling water. Add another tablespoon of olive oil and if you like a ¼ tablespoon of black pepper.
4. Its now ready for the sauce!

A breakfast fit for kings

I had boiled tomatoes on toast for breakfast. A breakfast fit for kings.

One of the few things I liked about early shifts was getting 2 has browns an egg and a boiled tomato in a muffin. Gorgeous.

I had no idea how to make it myself, and Google just revealed recipe's for tomato soup. In the end got a tin of peeled tomatoes in rich tomato sauce from Sainsbury's.

I Heated it all up 'til the sauce was bubbling (a word of caution - a normal tin contains 4 tomatoes - and average breakfast will probably be just one or two). Made some toast. In the same was as usual - no margarine or butter. Made a cup of tea. No sugar. That was on oversight, but since I drink very little sugar in my tea, I thought I'd roll with it.

My verdict? Delicious. Y'all should try it.

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