Friday, January 15, 2010

A Trip to the Asian Market

I was so amazed to find out that Shauna is giving away a Sony Reader Pocket Edition on her Book Giveaway blog. This is a chance in the lifetime to win. I have never been in the position to afford an e-reader but to have the chance at least, is well worth it.

You can access up to 350 of your favorite books, anywhere. Being the reader that I am, this would be the perfect addition for me.

The giveaway ends on January 26, 2010 so head over there and enter.
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One of my goals for this year is to make a new recipe each week. I'm excited about the challenge because, I am a cookbook hoarder.



This is actually not a photo of my cookbooks because mine are scattered everywhere in not so nice piles. I decided to make inari sushi for Boo since he ranted and raved over it a few weeks ago.

I went to the Asian market here and totally was mesmerized browsing down the aisles. My only regret was that there weren't any samples of everything available because I know I would've loved to taste it all.

I'm not quite sure how some of the items are used but boy was I intrigued. I saw salted duck eggs.



I saw a yummy looking sesame cookie.



And jars and jars of sauces and oils that looked like they would be delicious!



I wanted to ask, "How do you use this?" "What does this taste like?" But instead, I looked and examined and imagined. I decided that I would be back after getting a few recipes together.

In the meantime, I did get the ingredients for the inari sushi. Yay me!

Do you have an international favorite that you cook often?

14 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

Let us know how the inari sushi goes! :)

Deidra said...

I can't wait to hear how it all tastes!

My name is PJ. said...

You'll have to teach us about it as you experiment.

My sister makes excellent Korean food. I don't know what any of it is called, but there is lots of seaweed involved!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Ooh, how fun! I'm really becoming a cookbook hoarder as well so I understand what you mean. You must let us know how your sushi comes out. I've never made that before! But I love to eat it. I love how you are always willing to try new things and do new projects. You're such an inspiration to me!

lagirls/sweet tea said...

You are far more adventuresome than I am when it comes to food.
Sushi? Bhlak!

I guess I am forever a Southern Girl and there is no hope to sophisticate my pallette.

Good luck on your adventure.!!

Also, thanks for stopping by my Blog to celebrate my happy news with me. I appreciate you!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello Simone! That is quite a nice fish you caught (Thursday post)!!! I love to browse the specialty markets too. A brand new Italian market just opened in Anchorage and I am headed over there today to check it out!! xoxo

ethelmaepotter! said...

I agree with Lagirl/sweettea: Southern girl through and through, and my appetite will never extend to sushi and salted duck eggs. I just polished off the last of the cornbread, collard greens and neck bones I cooked earlier in the week - now THAT'S good eatin'!
By the way, I am seeing that price right on those duck eggs? Are they really $3.80? They better be awfully good for that price!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks a million for the tip on the giveaway. That's quite a prize.

This year I've decided I'm going to do more Mediterranean cooking. Having just been in Israel I was reminded how much I love it.

Happy cooking CCD.

Bon Appetite!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I don't really cook much. I want to but I am never motivated to.

I have great Asian and Carribean markets near me. Hmmmmm....

I need motivation!!!!

Anita said...

For someone that loves to eat, it's a shame that I can't cook.

My girls got a sushi recipe book and kit for Christmas. Wish us luck in being successful with it, and we wish you the same with all of your new dishes. :)

blueviolet said...

My cooking skills are HORRIBLE!!!! I could never hope to be able to do an ethnic dish properly.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That does look like a great place to visit. I think it is so wonderful that you are going to expand your horizons this year and cook new and different things. How fabulous!

And sushi is my favorite. Now I want to come and visit : )

Suz said...

I hope you will share some of your successful recipes with us. I am always looking for something new to cook.

Nezzy said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. This is gonna be fun. I love to try different things. Poor Hubby who was raised on meat and 'taders has truly broadened his horizons livin' with me.

Have a super day!!!

 

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