Friday, March 04, 2011

Cavalock and The Chew Connection

Finally found the time to try something in the Martha Stewart's Dinner At Home recipe book I borrowed from the library, hey, the only reason I got this is cos the Marine Parade Library's comic book section is right next to the cookbook section. Every other library I been to, the two sections are like a mile apart. :P

Baked Cinnamon Apples, another freakin' easy and yummy recipe that you can whip out in less than half hour. Just a few ingredients, a cast iron pan, oven and you are ready to go. Below is the recipe too but it's for 4 but I got the measurements for 2 servings right next to it.

Serves 4

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (I only made 2 servings so it's bout 29g butter)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (4 tablespoons here only if you are making for 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1/4 obviously)
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks (2 sticks)
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, halved lengthwise, seeds and stems left intact (2 apples)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180ºC). Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks. Place apples in skillet, cut sides down.

Transfer skillet to oven. Bake apples until tender, about 17 minutes at least (original recipe called for 12 minutes but I found my apples still a little hard, so I'm pushing 17 here). Place 2 apple halves in each serving dish, cut sides up, and drizzle with butter mixture from skillet. Garnish with cinnamon sticks from skillet. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Since January, I got a little gig being a weekly guest writer for a local geek site Here Be Geeks under Mel's Muses. Comic book reviews, action figure news and all that kinda stuff, I guess you could say it's all the other things I like besides food.

Normally I don't do anything bout food there but there's this great comic book on the shelves right now about food. It's called Chew and here's what I wrote bout it.

Chew Vol . 1: Taster’s Choice. Deliciously twisted and scrumptiously funny, Chew is crime-fiction like you have never seen or tasted before. I heard lots of good things about this offbeat but best-selling title but never had the urge or loose change to grab a copy at the shop, thank goodness I found the first trade paperback at the library.

Published by Image and written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory, Chew is about the adventures of US Food and Drug Administration Agent Tony Chu, who also just happens to a Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Anything he takes a bite out of, from animal to vegetable, he’ll know its life story immediately and that includes human body parts. I’m sure you can see where this is going. This is one detective whose job description includes taking a nibble out of a murder victim to see who’s the killer.

The five chapters here introduce the refreshingly original cast and a world that’s been ravaged by the bird flu. Millions were killed by the avian flu (or not?) and chicken is now the latest black market drug. Character-driven and with lots of action, you are definitely in for a treat with this Eisner Award-winning series.

Still wanna how hot this series is? Well, the production company behind The Walking Dead series is planning to adapt Chew for TV too.


ice said...

So who's the food blogger who made your American chili? (:

Cavalock said...

hah, i'm under a strict gag order here! ;)