Widely celebrated in Japanese literature, poetry, and art, sakura carry layered meanings. For example, because they bloom briefly, the blossoms are often seen as a metaphor for the ephemeral beauty of living. At the same time, the joyful tradition of hanami (flower viewing) is an old and ongoing tradition. The practice was first associated with plum blossoms before becoming almost exclusively linked with cherry blossoms by the Heian Period (794–1185). With wider exposure to Japanese art and culture in the nineteenth century, audiences in the U.S. and around the world embraced sakura as a particularly Japanese cultural hallmark.(read more http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cherry-blossoms/cherry-blossoms-in-japanese-cultural-history.html)
Green Boiled Eggs: In our search for “surrealistic food” we also came across things you can do to an egg. The tips and tricks we found to handle eggs are mostly made to feed a child, but with a little imagination these molds (and what have you) can be a great start for a seriously beautiful and surreal meal.
Dr Seuss’ green eggs and ham
How to make a heart shaped egg
More serious matters: How to Boil an Egg Etc, is a collection of simple and unusual recipes for cooking eggs from Rose Bakery.
Egg and pasta lunchbox, known in japanese as kyaraben (“character bento”) (Egg in pig head shape is made with a mold, see next picture)
Once the egg is placed in the mold, carefully and slowly close the top. If you close it too fast, more egg may get stuck in the middle, and you may not get the egg to fill all of the corners of the mold. If you see the egg start to escape the mold, you can use a finger to carefully poke it inwards. When the mold is closed, use the tab to fasten it.
Boiled Egg Mold to make small egg sausages with yolks shaped in square, heart, star and flower shapes.
Earlier we posted a, somewhat more glamorous, recipe for Disco eggs
Photo by Nina Leen (via LIFE) -original is a B&W photo made pink by Mimi Berlin. “Bare Essentials” Zink magazine, october 2009, photographed by Billy Kidd (via deseased)
The Magic Perrier Recipe
– Enough cotton candy to fill the glass. Strawberry is the best flavor for this cocktail, but it can also be enjoyed with other flavors as well & – 33 cl of PERRIER (via perrier mixology)
OR: Recipe for Hans Peter’s cotton candy fizz cocktail
Fill glass with pink cotton candy and slowly pour champagne over it. (via trueobsession)
Hallo meine Mimi Freunde…..this is Hans Peter reporting from the sleepy Italienisch village of Breganze were we do have internet. I stumbled upon the “daily recommendations” from Fantastic Man This week they are all about cooking . This particular recipe is SO worth sharing because of it’s beauty. How to make a Disco Egg!!
(Photography: John Verde.)
“COOKING WITH FANTASTIC MAN INSIDE PAINTED EGGS
FIVE APRIL, TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE
Amazing, amazingness! Why only paint the exterior of eggs this Easter weekend when one can also paint the insides? Simply – pickled eggs in beetroot. – 6 eggs
– 100ml 12% vinegar
– 200ml sugar
– 300ml beetroot juice
– 5 cloves 1. Hard-cook the eggs, using Monday’s method. 2. In a separate pot, mix vinegar, sugar and beetroot juice and bring to a boil. 3. Peel eggs and put in a sterile jar. Cover the eggs with liquid mixture. 4. Refrigerate for 48 hours. 5. Voila! Inside painted eggs. “
Here we go, Hanschen’s First Post; Heute in der Küche mit Hans Peter…!!
Hallo meine Mimi Freunde…..this is Hans Peter reporting from the sleepy Italienisch village of Breganze. Today’s dish of the day is the old German institutional platter of Wurst mit Sauerkraut, the very foundation of the German Küche…..
Cooking Tips……Plenty of vinegar in the Sauerkraut, it… should make your eyes water and your nose run like Rennzeiten on heat…!!
Take care not to over boil the Wurst and always keep the water after, it makes a great cure for Halsschmerzen…!!
Viel Spaß in der Küche…!!
Introducing Hans Peter
Hans Peter, Creative Hobby Cook
Reporting from the sleepy Italienischer village of Breganze.
Hans Peter will share his recipes with us, and give us many useful cooking tips….!
Maybe he is also willing to answer our questions ?