How to learn molecular gastronomy while sitting on a bus
Posted Nov 14 2011 9:56am
Today I woke up at 5 a.m. In the super bad morning light, I took a picture of my breakfast (overnight banana oats with walnuts, cocoa and pomegranate seeds) and then I set off to work. I have to travel 3 hours there and 3 hours back so it is pretty long-distance job relationship Fortunately I had a cup of tasty chai tea together with my oats, so I was very awake
A small example of my tea collection. I have probably three times as many teas somewhere in my room I love tea! If you ever want to make me happy or give me a present I would really appreciate, buy me some tea
While I am travelling I usually prepare for work (I take bus to work, because I don´t have a car) or read a book. Today I made a big mistake, because I took a book by Martin Suter called The Cook. Why was it a mistake? Well, as the title might suggest, this book includes quite a lot of stuff about food. It is a novel, but the main character works in a restaurant and he is a master in molecular gastronomy. Suter is an amazing writer and his description of various meals, and especially of various smells combining coconut oil, cinnamon, curry, chocolate, cardamom etc. are more than brilliant. The story is also very captivating and I´d read more than half of the book before we reached the city where I work. Still, why a mistake? Well, after reading first two or three paragraphs, I was extremely hungry! I was craving sweets, Indian food, fruit, molecular cuisine, anything. It was only 30 minutes after my breakfast and I was already hungry again! Some books are really powerful, they can make you feel emotions, smell various scents, taste, see colours… and this one is definitely one of them. Has a book ever made you hungry? (I don´t mean a cookbook Cookbooks make anyone hungry, that´s their main task I mean a “real” book, a novel or a short story..)
Fortunately I brought a nice amount of prunes, apples and dried apple rings to work, so I could tame my hunger pretty soon.
Also my dad had a birthday on Sunday, but I couldn´t go home to celebrate with him However I was at home last weekend and I made a simple cake for him, so he could have a small pre-celebration
Happy birthday dad! And here´s another Czech song for a lovely Monday for all of you!