Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sheep Head extravaganza

last weekend I went on a weekend getaway to Gun-Galuut ( with a few people from UB. During our stay the topic of food came up (as it usually does with me) and I asked a Mongolian about local cuisines and where in UB to get them. One such dish was sheeps head. Lkhama said she could and would make it for me. Somehow this morphed into a cooking event where we'd all cook something from our heritage or a fusion of old and new world techniques. What started with maybe 4 or 5 people turned into about 20 people and became a contest of sorts. There were some very tasty dishes that came forth. Some of my favorites (besides the sheeps heads) were the bacon wrapped livers and Katherine's tzatzki. I don't love peanutbutter too much so the bacon and peanut butter sandwich didn't do it for me, however many people loved that. I made a sauerkraut using cabbage, radish, beets, garlic, ginger, plums, onions and garlic scapes. It actually tasted pretty yummy when I was done preparing it, and am curious to taste it in a week. The japanese have a bunch of tsukemono dishes that are essentially krauts pre fermenting and thats what this basically was. I also went into an elaborate story about the history of krauts and talked in detail about my process. In the end we voted and I tied for second with my amazing host, Jocelyn. One of the highlights indeed was my getting to eat sheeps brains as well as sheep eye (you don't eat the actual eye ball, but everything around it is fair game).

boiled sheeps head

Gala showing off the boiled sheeps head. party hat and all

chomping at the bone.. or cutting at the head... either way

I get a little frisky sometimes

the jawbone meat was so tender and tasty

going for the eyeball

eye in hand

eye in eye

eye in mouth

here's looking at you kid. the eye in the socket

Jocelyn's awesome banana and peach flambes

The final score

1 comment:

  1. I love that not only is that guy serving a frickin' sheeps head, he is doing it with his shirt off.