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.

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?


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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