Buongiorno, bonjour and “g’day”! (don't you like how they're all the same thing? ~ who knew Australian vernacular was so cosmopolitan???).

Also, "a good day to you, sir/maam" for our American pals, "Ni Hao" to China, and "Здравствуй" to our Russian comrades, "etcetera etcetera and so forth"... (for Yul Brynner).

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Luke Nguyen's Duck Blood Salad - the intro to 2013!


Welcome to another year of Kit's Cucina!

2013 eh? Where does the time go? We're entering the fifth year of stuffing our gobs together, and for that I'm truly thankful (well it beats the alternative - not eating ever again!).

First stop, I'd like to apologise for my erroneous assumptions about the duck blood salad in Vietnam (as per my previous "welcome") on Luke Nugyen's show. I was discussing the hygiene of such foods with a Swiss chef, who opined at least the duck would be free range, organic, local produce, hormone free, and freshly killed... unlike the majority of poultry here en Australie.

In fact, you're much likelier to get sick from chiken in a bag here than you are drinking raw duck's blood in Vietnam!

Gulp! (this sound effect is supposed to be a worried swallow, not me skulling duck blood)

Many thanks to those groovers down at Blue Vapours HQ, who are all back on deck (even me) and having a cracking New Year! Ring the bell, we love you dear patrons!

We most assuredly hope you are having a great New Year too!

And with that, avante!