I just came across a mention of this food-related novel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594484880/ref=as_li_ss_tl?...It was described as "a collection of 16 interrelated stories, each named after (and starring) a certain kind of food."The chapters are:Red Sea SaltHot DogMuffinsOranginaBean Curd [This is tofu, no?]The Icing on the CakeThe SoupOsetraCrème BrûléeExpressoMenudoCholentBoudinHot PotBelonsMargaretI never heard of several of these. Wikipedia tells me that Osetra is caviar, and Boudin is sausage.Wikipedia never heard of Hot Pot or Belons, but a quick google search indicates the former is a Chinese version of fondue, and the latter refers to Oysters.I'm pretty sure there's no food item called Margaret, so maybe the description I saw was off a bit.
Wikipedia never heard of Hot Pot... Wikipedia does cover "Hot Pot", and "Shabu-Shabu", a Japanese version, Steven:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_pothttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabu-shabuGreat stuff!!a Chinese version of fondueThere is really very little resemblance to Fondue, except for the heated center table common pot. Fondue tends to use cheeses in the center pot. Hot Pot tends to use a broth. A LOT of vegetables are used in Hot Pot. I haven't seen that in Fondue. Usually, side dipping sauces, usually with a base of soy sauce and garlic, chives, chopped ginger root, chopped cilantro and chopped hot peppers are used in conjunction with Hot Pot. I haven't seen that in Fondue, in a (separate) dipping sauce - except for, perhaps, chopped hot peppers, chopped green onions and chopped garlic, but those, generally, would be added to the melted cheese in the center pot, rather than used as a side dipping sauce. Bob
Wikipedia does cover "Hot Pot", …Not if you spell Pot with a capital P (like you and I both did): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_PotSounds tasty!
Not if you spell Pot with a capital P (like you and I both did): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_PotCuriously, that's the way I spelled it in their search engine w/o a problem... dunno.Sounds tasty!It is, plus it's a healthy meal and a very fun thing to do with family and/or friends. I never pass up a chance to share hot pot with my Asian friends. Napa cabbage or Bok Choy, Rice Noodles, Beansprouts and Tofu are common vegetables added to the broth on an as needed basis. Meats commonly include thinly sliced Beef, Chicken, Shrimp (usually in the shell), Scallops and sometimes Crap Legs and maybe some Jiaozi (though you would omit the last, as they're usually made with ground pork as an ingredient, or maybe substitute a kreplach.) I much prefer homemade shells in Asian dumplings over using something like store bought wonton skins. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com.... The dipping sauces are phenomenal.Bob
I didn't actually search Wikipedia; I just typed in the URL.Next time, I'll try search!maybe some Jiaozi (though you would omit the last, as they're usually made with ground pork…Actually, I'd also omit the Shrimp, Scallops, and Crap Legs. Like pork, shellfish also aren't kosher.
Actually, I'd also omit the Shrimp, Scallops, and Crap Legs.I'm pretty sure I'd omit Crap Legs, too, now that I reread my post. ~ ~Like pork, shellfish also aren't kosher. I didn't know that.I read a couple of recipes for Kreplach. I might try making some of that someday - The pictures and the recipes I read looked pretty interesting.Bob
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