Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Trader Joe's & Anthony Bourdain

Like last Monday, Elizabeth and I watched the new episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Prague) with our friend Tracie. I did not make anything too fancy, just a few things I had in the fridge. I started with a package of Trader Joe's arancini bites.

"Have you ever had these before?" I asked Tracie. "They're pretty good."

"No," she said, "I haven't had arancini bites since I was in Sicily."

"Hmm. These might not be that good."

And they weren't anything special, they were awfully dry, although I still ate a few of them, dipped in some marinara sauce. I also spread Trader Joe's burrata on slices of baguette. The other thing I cooked was a TJ's Pizza Parlanno. I wrote about this pizza a month ago - it might be my favorite frozen pizza out there. The sausage is great, and the peppers and onions actually taste like they have been roasted. 

The episode of Bourdain was not as good as last week's in Brittany. The theme of it seemed to be that the Czechs have great beer but the food is still trying to find its way (although there is a lot of meat to be eaten everywhere you go.) However, there was a scene at a sausage stand that I loved - Tony ate two sausages and then a fried cheese sandwich: a big slab of fried cheese on a bun, just dripping with mayonnaise. The girls thought it looked gross with all the mayo, but I am totally making that sandwich soon.

6 comments:

TaqueauBelle said...

That Tracie sounds like kind of a pretentious git.

PulledPorker said...

No doubt. But she knits really nice things for Elizabeth and she isn't too hard on the eyes, so we keep her around.

tflemingo said...

I think she sounds like the ideal woman.

PulledPorker said...

She likes older men, wine and musicians. If only I knew someone who fit the bill...

Cafe Pasadena said...

I have a preference for girls who aren't too hard on the eyes and us guys. But if she likes older men, then she must bee an older women as well, right? But, is she a great cook also or like what you like to eat?

tflemingo said...

I have a friend who would be very interested but for a certain glaring complication...