Saturday, March 23, 2013

K - Kakavia (Aegean Fish Stew)

A photograph of Kakavia (Aegean Fish Stew)
Kakavia (Aegean Fish Stew)

“Greek fishermen make this out at sea, using whatever they’ve hauled into their boat that day, and cooking it in seawater… because their water is ready-salted they don’t need any seasoning at all to achieve a perfectly delicious stew. Genius!”

– Jamie Oliver, ‘Jamie Does’

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

A photograph of the view of Rio de Janeiro taken from the top of sugar loaf in Brazil
View from Sugar Loaf - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I had done a lot of research on our trip before I left and had a number of shots on my list for Rio. One of which was the iconic view of the city taken from the top of Sugar Loaf. We landed in Rio in the middle of a clear night and we had glimpses of Christ the Redeemer during the drive to our hotel, in Santa Teresa.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

J - Jambalaya

A photograph of Jambalaya

“Creole and Cajun cooking, the food of New Orleans and the surround countryside, is one of the most vibrant and exciting cuisines in the world today. French in its origin and accents, this spicy and sometimes fiery tradition also embodies elements of Native American, Spanish and African cooking… The Creole cooks of New Orleans created a sophisticated and complex cuisine that blends French techniques with local products and traditions… Cajun cooking is the earthy, flavourful and sometimes fiery cooking of the southern Louisiana countryside.”

– Denis Kelly, ‘Creole & Cajun Cooking’

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I - Isso Curry (Prawn Curry)

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Isso curry

“Curries, which are inevitably part of every meal, are not necessarily classified according to the main ingredients, but according to the type of spicing, the method of cooking or the colour, which, to the initiate, conveys a whole lot more than just whether a curry is white, red or black.”

– Charmaine Solomon, ‘The Complete Asian Cookbook’

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Snail Kite - Amazon, Brazil

A photograph of a Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) taken in the Amazon, Brazil
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) - Amazon, Brazil

During our time on the Rio Negro we saw a number of birds of prey perched on trees by the water. Of these birds the Snail Kite was probably the least shy. We saw them on a number of occasions while out on the water and were able to approach without spooking them. The distinct hooked beak and the red eyes made this bird pretty easy to identify.

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