Chris flew home from Edmonton yesterday, and we brought with him a thawing bag of Lemongrass-Relajo Pork from a new eatery there called Wild Tangerine. It's been sitting in our fridge ever since, and I am kind of intrigued about it. I guess the idea is that I stick the entire shiny bag in boiling water to cook it. That's a new one for me. (I wonder if the bag is heat-safe plastic? Hmm ...)
I also tried googling the word "relajo" to find out what it is, but I didn't get any English-language results that looked promising. Whatever it is, I hope that it's tasty ...
This will be my last post for SaBloBoMo, I'm sure. I thought that I'd write more about a book that I mentioned briefly back in the fall, Peter Mayle's French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew. It's my favourite book about food ever.
Why did I like it so much? Because Mayle's genial and descriptive narration made me hungry enough to want to eat frog's legs. In fact, I'd love to go to the frog leg festival that he wrote about. And truffles. And escargot. This book made me want to travel to France so that I can eat escargot off of a sheet of aluminum foil with a tooth pick, at a side-of-the-road makeshift restaurant. The entire book goes on like this - it's a tour of various food-oriented celebrations across the French countryside. The idea of enjoying eating while on the road as much as sight-seeing isn't a new concept for Chris or I (case in point: our multiple daily trips to Gelatissimo in Sydney). One of these days we'll go back to France and have that Bresse chicken that we've been imagining - I know it!