What is palak chaat? Let me meditate on this.

I have never herd of palak chaat before. It sounds like something that you would find on Chopped. Palak chaat is a saucy, complex heap of crispy fried spinach, according to the Washington Post. Also according to the post it is an Indian meal. However, without Googling it I truely cannot say. So, let me Google it. Apparently Chaat is a type of snack think of street food in India.
According to the Oxferd English Dictionary Chaat is “an Indian dish of boiled vegetables or raw fruit, with spices.” According to the dictionary Palak is spinach. So, Palak Chaat is a snack with spinach in it along with spices.


I read in the times about Valpolicella and its brother Amarone della Valpolicella – this is what I learned

Wine is not my favorite thing to drink. In fact I would rather have a beer than a glas of fermented grape juce. However, while the taste of wine isn’t my drink of choice their is something to be said about the names of them. One such name is Valpolicella – a wine that is made in Italy.
Perhaps I am a daft nitwit but doesn’t just saying Valpolicella tingle your tung? It makes you want to drink some or in my case smile. So, I will let you say it five more times. Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Valpolicella. As Tony Cenicola wrote in the times:
“Valpolicella seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.

Not literally, of course. The vines are still growing there in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, and the bottles are still being filled and shipped. Yet this once ubiquitous wine now seems kind of absent.

Back in the 1970s and ’80s, even American children knew of Valpolicella. That unnerves me. Children shouldn’t know of such things.
Yet they did.
“Commercials for one of the biggest brands, Bolla , played regularly on radio and television, and the euphony of the phrase was as catchy as Orson Welles declaring that Paul Masson would sell no wine before its time” (nyt, 2017.)
Apparently, Valpolicella has a younger brother and frankly I love the name even more! Try and not smile after saying this: Amarone della Valpolicella.
According to the times Amarone della Valpolicella is fancy. No really? Just look at the name! Amarone della Valpolicella!
That just ooses fancy. The times tells us about Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella since the 1980s writing:”Both wines originate in the same region of the Veneto, north of Verona, and are made from the same grapes: primarily corvina, with some rondinella and corvinone. Molinara and a few other grapes are also permitted in smaller quantities. .

The production of Amarone, as is evident by the formal name, is interwoven with Valpolicella. Traditionally, a small percentage of grapes in the region are dried after harvest until they became sweet and concentrated. They are then fermented into a sweet wine, Recioto della Valpolicella. The concentration of sugar in the dried grapes produces high alcohol levels in which yeast cannot survive generally dying before fermentation is complete leaving a sweet, unctuous wine.

Occasionally, though, the Recioto ferments until it is dry. This is Amarone, a powerful wine with alcohol levels that can surpass 16 percent. Dang!
16% sounds like you only need a glas to end your night.
Don’t open Recioto della Valpolicella while you watch scandle tonight. You’ll forget what happened.

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What does the fox want? – a slice of pizza

A fox in Sweden hopped into an open car and stole a slice of pizza because he’s da boss! The owner of the car could do nothing as the fox stole a slice of pizza.
“I worked and then I saw that the fox was heading into my car so I started filming and then it jumped into the car and took my lunch, so I had to go hungry for the rest of the day,” the filmer wrote. I have several questions:
1. why did you leave your car door open?
2. Was the slice gluten free? Perhaps the fox had a gluten alergy.

7 rules that we ought to follow when we go out and eat.

These are 7 rules that we all should follow when we visit
7. dont order coffee or dessert if you are the only person in a group who wants it. 6. don’t linger if it is busy.
5. don’t make the server splitting the check.
4. don’t ask for more than 2 substitutions when ordering.
3. never snap your fingers at your surver.
2. don’t be the couple sitting on the same side of the booth. 1. don’t show up 5 minutes before the restaurant closes.

it’s September 17 and beer lovers are thinking of octoberfest

It is octoberfest in germany.
Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap into the first keg Saturday with two blows of his hammer and the cry of “O’zapft is” – “It’s tapped. About 6 million visitors are expected to come to Munich for the 184th Oktoberfest, which runs through Oct. 3. If you want a tall glass of beer you must pay 10.95 euros (about $13) per glass which is a quarter more than last year. Before you can drink the suds you must go through increased security.
Huge flower pots block the entrances to the fest’s lawn, more video cameras are installed and a new loudspeaker system has been activated to guide visitors off the festival’s grounds if necessary, reports the ap.