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Saturday, January 17, 2009

looks can be deceiving


W
e have all heard the famous quote by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin " Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are." If you dont know who this guy is he was some poofter wig wearing gastronome that lived between 1755 and 1826. Brillat-Savarin was not a chef but an advocate of chefs, he liked to eat a lot so he hung around people who could feed him. I wonder how this quote applied to him?



He wrote a book that is still popular today called The Physiology of Taste and I think it is a must read for anyone interested in food. I am providing a link so that you dont have to go out and try and find a copy, mine was published in 1960 and I keep it safe. I do come across a little bombastic at times and, trust me, I am working on that, sadly though this post does nothing to diminish my already bad reputation.


This being said I guess I am a pancake, a buttermilk pancake with rehydrated white raspberries, sunflower seeds and maple syrup.


I sifted the flour to make sure they were extra light and fluffy.


I used the molcajete to grind up the dried raspberries that were picked this summer and processed in the dehydrator.


I used some really good vanilla so that they would taste even better than they normally taste.


We had some Canadian maple syrup, I dont know about this since I have only had Vermont maple syrup prior to this and I have to admit I am partial to Vermont.


They were gobbled up as fast as they were made.

21 comments:

buffalodick said...

Boy Howdy! I thought I was the master of overkill... The crown is yours, my friend! Still, I bet you and me could cook the best meal ever to come out of a kitchen!

Anette said...

Please let me be your guest when Le Chien and Le Buffle throw an overkill party!

doggybloggy said...

buff: LOL I guess I did hit a little hard on this one - after all it is only pancakes....

anette: of course you are invited and I bet the way the earth is shaped you are closer to Buffalo than you are to me....

Micky-t said...

My, my....I am impressed. I followed and read your links.

You and I are very similar, though I know nothing of creative cooking and even less of the tools for the job, .......we are craftsmen, you and I.
We both build and create for the pleasure of people to enjoy, though the joy of your creation is to disapear quickly and leave a lifetime personal memory, I want my creations, to last a lifetime or more, to be enjoyed slowly.

doggybloggy said...

micky-t: that is so beautifully and eloquently put...I only wish mine were enjoyed half as long as yours are, but it is true mine quickly become a memory....Thanks a lot for this insight!

ap said...

You have a bad reputation on taste? or are you a man-whore?

Marjie said...

I just learned yesterday that Vermont was for a very tiny number of years the Republic of New Connecticut. I don't know what this has to do with their syrup, which my dearly beloved adores. I love pancakes, but I eat mine dry (you knew I was "different", right?)

doggybloggy said...

ap: wrong on both guesses - two down and one to go.....

marjie: naturally you eat them dry - ever since I saw how you like your eggs nothing and I mean nothing will surprise me! That is interesting info on Vermont - I had never heard that before - google here I come.

ap said...

Bad reputation on patriotism?

Beth said...

Good Lord Dog!! Do you ever do something simple???! ;) Even the humble little pancake becomes a masterpiece in your big hands!!!

Maggie said...

I love the extra effort. Did you sift the raspberries after grinding them? Could you taste them or was it subtle?

doggybloggy said...

ap: nope - I am a total patriot thats why I prefer syrup from Vermont.

beth: it takes the same amount of time to do it this way as it does any other way...really!

maggie: no I did not sift them and it was subtle and not subtle all at the same time - my kid said "is there fruit in this and where is it?"

Chef E said...

I would love to watch you and Buff go at it...I would be a prep and runner for the both, and could keep up I might add...

I long for pancakes like these, but have been eating Kashi Go Lean grain waffles to satisfy my taste, or buck wheat...

Jamie said...

So yummy, pancakes. These are very creative, not your run-of-the-mill pancakes. Kinda makes me rethink what I usually make!Beautiful!and Great blog!

And I LOVE Plastique Bertrand! Ca Plane Pour Moi! Rarely meet Americans who know this!How about Willie Deville?

Jeanne said...

Mmmmm! Since I'm allergic to wheat, I do buckwheat pancakes. In fact, you just made me remember there are leftover cakes in the freezer from last weekend....

doggybloggy said...

chef e: these pancakes were light and fluffy - by far the lightest I have ever made..

jamie: I have heard of Mink DeVille - I will google Willie....

jeanne: any flour is good when it comes to pancakes....

Muneeba said...

This makes me feel like having breakfast right now .. at 10pm!

Zen Chef said...

How much for that copy of 'The physiology of Taste'? :-)

Kara said...

These look and sound wonderful!! All the sudden I am hungry. :)

TavoLini said...

yeah, I think I could go for that! So, was the Canadian maple syrup good? I mean, they do advertise the maple right on their flag...

Tanya Kristine said...

love pancakes. big fluffy airy pancakes with tons of butter and maple syrup and a big glass of iced milk. YES!

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