Bombay who ?!?!?

bombay_duck

A lot of recipe titles can be deceiving  such as Bombay Duck .

This often comes from incorrect translations or mythical legends ,

What would you guess would be the primary protein in this exotic Indian Dish you may ask ?

FISH !!!

The primary protein in this dish is actually a lizardfish found primarily in the Arabian sea , It looks positively prehistoric !!!

nonetheless , this ‘fish’ is usually dried and salted before being consumed , as its powerful odor can be an assault on the senses  .

By the looks of it it could soon evolve to walk straight off my plate …..but  Hey dinner and a show right  !!!

I think this fish may be more foe that friend .

But that being said I shall have to try it before I pass judgement #watch this space

 

 

Cuppa Jo anyone ?

The most expensive coffee in the world is harvested from Civet (small feline mammal ) poop ,

Kopi Luwak are the coffee beans found in Civet feces , This cat like animal only selects  the ripest and finest fruit to eat , the beans are actually a by product of what they are really after ,  the fruity pulp surrounding the beans .When they are excreted these partially digested and fermented beans are the harvested for sale , selling between $160 -$600 per POUND!!!

You are probably wondering who discovered this !?!?

in the 18th Century the Dutch East India Company  established coffee plantations along their routes , the dutch prohibited the local farmers from picking the  succulent and tasty coffee fruits for their own use , but everyone has to have their cuppa Jo . The locals learnt that the native Civet like animal digested these fruits and left the seeds (beans ) undigested in their feces , they began to ground these beans and produce their own coffee . The word spread far and wide soon everyone including the Dutch were  fans of Civet poop coffee , but understandably the rarity of the resource made it expensive even in those times .

So the next time your sipping your coffee , take a minute to think where its come from .

Have a Caffeinealisious day