Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Barbecue v Grill

At this time of the year the great debates about these method of cooking re surface.

Texas , North Carolina or Kansas who does it best?

Who make the best pits ? What meats are best ? Marinades ? Choice of wood or coals and so on.

In the Middle East - Turkish , Syrian or Lebanese ?

Well here is where I stand.

Best in North America for Barbecue - Kansas best pits Texas.

Best in the Middle East - Turkish Mangal !

In the Middle East they Grill and in North America they Barbecue.

What is the difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling ?

This is a question that is asked by many, but not widely known or understood. A lot of the confusion lies in the fact that people often use the same piece of equipment for grilling as they do for barbecuing. The two are very different.

(Click on the title to understand the differences between Barbecuing and Grilling)

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Perfectionist :Life and Death in Haute Cuisine

How seriously can people take "haute cuisine" ?

Rudolf Chemlinski tells the tragic story of the late Bernard Loiseau the Chef and Owner of the three-star Côte d'Or in Burgundy.

(click on the title for a review of the book of the same title in the New York Times)

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics

Richard Parker's 800 page plus tome on the great man is certainly worth a read and it cannot fail to make you wish some of the crude empiricists who pass as Economists these days could benefit from reading Galbraith's oeuvre.

(click on the title to read Jeff Madrick's review of the book in the New York Review of Books)

Another Blog is Born

A new blog is born from Bob Emmerson an English national living in the Netherlands.

He is without doubt is one of the best writers around on technology and specifically communications technology. In the past he wrote for the excellent but sadly departed Byte Magazine and today he combines his freelance work with writing a column for Comms Business and being European editor of VON Magazine.

Bob was one of the first to pick up on the emergence of mobile data and converged communications technologies in the 1990's.

(The blog is focused on IP Communications - click on the title of this post to read it)