links for 2006-12-17
French President Jacques Chirac called Finnish cuisine the worst in Europe, so on a recent visit the Finns fed him freshly killed reindeer, including the nose. Food diplomacy!
Japanese chefs will follow a recipe to a T, while Chinese chefs kept turning risotto into congee or fried rice..and more fascinating tales. I wish this kind of thing could be turned into a longer article, or even a book.