Saturday, December 15, 2012


KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #191: Slope-a-Dope features mention of a few foods (of course).

The most peculiar one was  Raclette:

Raclette is both a type of cheese and a Swiss dish based on heating the cheese and scraping off (racler) the melted part.

The method Dana mentions is where the Raclette cheese round is heated by a special machine, then scraped onto diners' plates.

. It is accompanied by small firm potatoes (Bintje, Charlotte or Raclette varieties), gherkins, pickled onions, and dried meat, such as jambon cru/cuit and viande des Grisons.

Rösti is a Swiss dish that Dana compared to hash browns.

Rösti is made with coarsely grated potato, either cooked or raw. The grated potatoes are then shaped into rounds or patties, which come in different sizes. Often rösti is simply shaped inside of the frying pan. They are most often pan fried, but can also be baked in the oven. Although basic rösti consists of nothing but potato, a number of additional ingredients are sometimes added, such as bacon, onion, cheese, apple or fresh herbs.

Steak Tartare was the dish that disagreed with Dana on his honeymoon.
Steak tartare is a meat dish typically made from finely chopped or minced raw beef.

This is often served with onions, capers and seasonings (the latter typically incorporating fresh ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce), sometimes with a raw egg yolk, and often on rye bread.

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