Food Humor: Vegetarian Penguins?

My good friend, Bernard Heberle, who has been elected the best patissier in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2011 seems to have some time on his hands despite the mountain of work. An amateur of food humor, he regularly sends me photos featuring some pretty/nasty art on food.
I thought it would be a shame not to feature them from time to time to add a light note/seasoning to this blog!

I didn’t know that penguins could be vegetarians…….

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Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’11/15): Healthy Sushi Rolls Bento

The Missus is back into her sushi mode!
And as her sushi rolls are always of the healthy kind, I’m always ready for them!

After having steamed the rice and prepared it as sushi rice, she prepared 3 types of rolls/maki all rolled in lettuce:

-1 plain with pepper ham

-1 where she mixed the rice with curry furikake to obtain the yellow color and rolled around fresh cress/cresson.
-1 where she mixed the rice with finely chopped Japanese cucumber pickles to obtain a greenish color and rolled around finely cut carrot salad.

The “salad” box comprised finely chopped carrot salad, boiled black nbeans, finely cut pimentos, chopped celery, baby leaves and walnuts.

Had it not been for the ham this bento would have been vegan/vegetarian!
Healthy and tasty!

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Shizuoka Food Fair 3

Chef Tooru Okuda/奥田透 (right), the celebrated 3-Star Chef from Shizuoka, who kindly attended the fair.

As I said in my first installments, Shizuoka Prefecture has put some efforts into advertizing their own goods, as for agriculture and crafts, for some time, and a fairly big Food Fair (しずおか食の彩典) was organized on the 19th and 20th of February at Twin Messe in Shizuoka City.

This is the third part of my report, so please follow me!

The Shizuoka prefecture had taken a full wing to advertise and offer samples of its green tea!

Totoya Shinheie.

They offer high-quality processed and semi-processed fish you can enjoy as it is or re-cooked. A typical product of Shizuoka Prefecture!

Kakusa, a venerable company from Yui, selling sakura shrimp products at Yui Sakura Ebi Kan/Yui Sakura Shrimps Hall!

Steamed Sakura Shrimp rice!

Suzuyo Group, a big company which owns the FDA Airlines!

They specialize in processed sauces and soups!

Yakunen No Ki, a confectionery company.

Their specialty: Rolled Kuchen with Shizuoka Matcha Tea!

Shizuoka Tea & Sweets Marche. Look at that pyramid!

The sign says: “Please don’t touch!”. Very tempting, though…

47 CLUB. Now, what do hey have on offer?

A gifts company, they offer quite a lot, from rusks to gyoza!

Central Shizuoka Yakult Sales.

Famous company, but this is less than minimum service (no staff!)!

Shizuoka Daily Newspaper Books Stand.

Specialised in Shizuoka gastronomy and tourism!

Teraoka Kayoshi Shoten from Yaizu City. They specialise in Tsukudani!

Tsukudani is simmered tuna, another Shizuoka specialty!

Fujita marine Products.

Very appetizing dried and semi-processed seafood from Shizuoka, famous all over Japan!

Uragiku Honten, a traditional food company.

Tasty-looking miso paste and ra-yu hot sauce!

Fumiya from Hamamatsu City!

Gyoza, a product of Hamamatsu celebrated on TV!

To be continued soon (hopefully still in the proper sequence! LOL)

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Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’11/14): Teriyaki Salmon Bento

The weather has been pretty grim the last two days with the coming spring rains, but it is difficult to complain when you consider the water is needed. But it does not help with my work at Agrigraph and I have to find venues for reports away from the farms.
At least the Missus keeps me well-fed! LOL

The Missus actually complained that her bento today reflected the stae of the weather…
I know better than contradict her and told her not to wory.
Anyway she steamed plain rice and sprinkled some umeboshi/Jpanese pickled plum furikakke and sesame seeds over it.

The Missus likes shiosake/円鮭/salted salmon, but I prefer it with extra seasoning, so she fried the salted salmon in teriyaki sauce. She left the skin for decoration, but I discarded the latter.
She had plenty of various vegetable salads ready in the refrigerator, so she added her own gobo kinpira/stir-fried burdock roots salad and boiled broccoli.

Plenty more vegetables in the “side box”!

From the extreme right, simple spinach salad with katsuobushi/dried bonito shavings, carrot and pimento salad, boiled cauliflower and lettuce.

And tamagoyaki for dessert!

The weather will be fine tomorrow but I’m looking forward to the same!

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Food Humor: Faded Beauty?

My good friend, Bernard Heberle, who has been elected the best patissier in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2011 seems to have some time on his hands despite the mountain of work. An amateur of food humor, he regularly sends me photos featuring some pretty/nasty art on food.
I thought it would be a shame not to feature them from time to time to add a light note/seasoning to this blog!

Some people do have to be reminded when to stop or cease to pretend…

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