Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Fat Pride Times Bagel Meal Plate

Here it is, the often spoken of FPT Bagelmeal. Takes 10 minutes to prepare and about 10 minutes to eat. Notice the seeds were not removed from the thick jalapeno slices.

Reader Debuts PortalX Webstore With Gourmet Food Offerings

Regular contributor to The Fat Pride Times, Magnum (on the East Coast), has recently ventured into the world of e-commerce. Beginning with his own IRC Network (irc.portalx.org), he has built the PortalX.org name into a solid web presence. While his new store offers many many things, we are mostly interested here at the exciting selection of foodstuffs available there. Everything from gourmet cheeses for you uptown readers to bunker rations for our doomsday scenario readers.

PortalX Store Main Entrance

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fine Looking Piece Of Meat

We received an anonymously submitted photo of what appears to be a slab of prime rib being cooked off. The staff here all agrees it looks delicious. Please post your opinions using the comments link below.

Monday, October 17, 2005

More Info on Ted's SteakHouse From Reader

The Fat Pride Times has gotten lucky and had a reader send in some more info on this unique restaurant. While we have never been there, it appears this restaurant is very popular, offers souviner items and now has 3 locations! Hopefully this reader will keep sending me more info. The team here is not finding much new via the search engines. Here is a sample of the menu we found on fhwrdh.net:

10 oz. porterhouse steak

6 oz., 7 oz. or 8 oz. steak grilled with mushrooms and onions, served with a baked potato wrapped in tinfoil

gorgonzola and garlic salad

ice cream that we keep in the freezer just like you do at home

chunky rodeo chicken kids meal

the ted - captain morgans (or myers) rum and coke with a cherry

the bell - vodka and orange juice

the ted jr. - a glass of 7up

the theodora - a cream soda

french fries


a basket of rolls with butter and a butter knife (for mom).

Reader Recommends: Ted's of Beverly Hills (Bar & Steakhouse)

One of our readers has written in to let us know about his favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, 'Ted's of Beverly Hills'. This restaurant is considered a 5 star white tablecloth establishment and our reader highly endorses it. Apparently, Ted's was the first restaurant to serve baked potatoes in the aluminum foil wrapper, something that is now the standard at all restaurants. This was many of the restaurant firsts that Ted's introduced to the hospitality industry. The website fhwrdh.net also notes that this establishment also was the first to serve: rum and coke mixed together (called the "ted" - meyer's rum and coke), the steak sandwich and the gorgonzola and garlic salad. Fhwrdh.net also notes that Ted's introduced the serrated knife to the steak world, was the first to put lemon juice on shrimp cocktail and was the first to use two salad forks in the place settings. We will have more info to come including a partial copy of the menu.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Thanksgiving: Canada Edition

Our regular Canadian contributor Jackball has once again served an excellent meal with documentation for us all. The above photos were prepared from the following recipe:

Prepare Stuffing

4 cups bread crumbs, 1/4 lb bacon, 1/3 cup chopped onion, 2 tbls chopped celery, 1/4 cup warm butter, 1/2 tsp parsley flakes, pepper, salt, 1/3 cup warm milk.In a big bowl mix the ingredients, bread crumbs should be mushy when done.

Stuff the Turkey, cook at 375 for 4 hours depending on size of bird.

The staff here at The Fat Pride Times found some history on the Canadian Thanksgiving on twilightbridge.com:

In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States due to the simple fact that Canada is further north.

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Northern America. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay.

At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their Indian neighbours.

After the Seven Year's War ended in 1763, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The remains of the world's oldest noodles have been unearthed in China!

The BBC News website has breaking food news: "The 50cm-long, yellow strands were found in a pot that had probably been buried during a catastrophic flood.

Radiocarbon dating of the material taken from the Lajia archaeological site on the Yellow River indicates the food was about 4,000 years old.

Scientists tell the journal Nature that the noodles were made using grains from millet grass - unlike modern noodles, which are made with wheat flour.

The discovery goes a long way to settling the old argument over who first created the string-like food.

Visit the link below for full story.

The remains of the world's oldest noodles have been unearthed in China.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Proper Ginger Quantity For Maximum Teriyaki Chicken Over Rice Flavor

Above I have posted a picture of a standard teriyaki chicken meal from a local casual restaurant. I ordered this to go and helped myself to the ginger you see massed upon the top. This is the official Fat Pride Times recommended serving size of ginger per teriyaki chicken meal for maximum enjoyment.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Homemade Whole Chicken Fat Pride Times Style

All this chatter about whole birds led me to make my own over the weekend. Above is a picture of my whole bird before cooking. Unfortunately, I macked the whole thing then remembered I forgot to take a picture of it when it was done.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Reader Picture: Balinese Chicken (Indonesian)

One of our international readers has submitted the above photo of a dish called Balinese Chicken - an Indonesian recipe. The staff will be researching this dish and posting more info shortly.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Wasabi - Genuine or Fake? The Truth Is Out

After enjoying some of what we thought was authentic Wasabi paste and some California Roll Sushi in The FatPride Times breakroom a little research led to some interesting results. Genuine Wasabi is not easily found - what we had was horseradish and food coloring being sold as Wasabi. From the website freshwasabi.com: "Don't be fooled. The green smooth textured clump on the side of your sushi dish is rarely real wasabi. More commonly it is ordinary horseradish with food coloring added. Real wasabi is one of the rarest and most difficult vegetables in the world to grow. Few geographical areas are suited for growing wasabi. We are fortunate that our micro climate in Florence, Oregon is ideally suited for growing fresh wasabi".

Lesson to be learned is something about watching something or other - you know what we mean. Looking at the ingredients listing on our box of Wasabi found us with horseradish and food coloring.