Did you know that there is a Touchez/Rock The Light/San Kazagascar show at Javalounge on saturday?
One of the many things I love about Corti Brothers (yes, I am going to talk about Corti Brothers again) is their selection of weird, obscure, canned goods. I picked this up a few months ago because I was intrigued by the can and it was only a few bucks. You can't really see, but there's a chef guy on it who has a tomato for a face.The ingredients are: wild fennel, onion, sardines, currants, and spices. The fennel is wild indeed because it is mostly fennel tops, which are very fibrous. This was a very exotic and interesting tasting dish. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure if I will purchase it again.
I went to a flea market yesterday that had a vendor selling a wide array of Mexican dulces, and now I have a whole new perspective on Mexican sweets. I usually just think of the dry pastries and say thumbs down. This booth had tons of candied fruits and coconut stuff. I passed a guy who had big chunks of that brown stuff pictured below, and he was cutting off hunks and chewing on them. He said it was mezcal, I guess he means it's agave. It's slightly sweet and very fibrous, like chewing on sugar cane, but with the addition of a complex and very tabacco-ey flavor that kind of blew my mind. He said people put it in tequila, and I happened to have some at home and that's what I did.
These are coconut-stuffed, candied lime peels. This is one of my favorite candies I've ever had. They also had blocks of this brown pudding/caramel stuff that they were giving samples of. I think it might have had guava? Anyone know about this?
I infused the tequila with the mezcal for an hour or so and it turned brown. I added lime, too. Delicious. This would pair perfectly with a cigar.