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Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Food, glorious food!

Now that momo has unanimously stimulated everyone's appetite, I am doing an international food blog series. The first one is dedicated to the blogging kitties and woofies from Italy, Germany and Spain. Are we ready?

Some of you may have noticed that Charlie, Momo-dog and I are currently on tour in Berlin and we have decided that since all three of us were featured on the front page of Animal-Internet last week we should have a celebration. Being in Germany we have to try out the famous sausages and in particular the Thuringian sausage which has been produced for hundreds of years. The oldest reference to this is found in a transcript of a bill from an Arnstadt convent in the year 1401 and the oldest recipe dates from 1613.


Bratwurst with sauerkraut



Thuringian sausages being grilled


The second is dedicated to Opus and Roscoe, two lovely ex-pat kitties living in Italy. Pizzas, pizzas and more pizzas! Yummy, yummy, good for my tummy! Enough said. Let's tuck in! Paws up, whoever doesn't like pizzas - I just don't believe you.







Yummy pizzas!





The third is dedicated to Chloe, my very cute Yorky terrier nomss friend from Spain. Eveyone knows of paella but, listen to this, all you moms and dads (especially dads), it's a dish cooked on Sundays by the man of the family as an appreciation for his wife who has toiled all week at the stove. In Valencia, giant paellas are customary prepared at mass gatherings such as festivals, campaigns etc. Chloe's mom took her to one last weekend.



Giant Paella



Paella in preparation


That's it for today. I am too full to carry on. Next instalment is on Iranian and Cambodian cuisine. Why? SS carries out fieldwork in those countries and has many friends there. While she is one lousy cook, she and I both love eating.


15 comments:

Maggy & Zoey said...

Yummy in the tummy. Unfortunately tho, our mombean is a far-from-adventurous eater! She says if it looks at her she won't touch it! And if she can't pronounce it she won't touch it, and on and on... she is one Big Bore when it comes to food. Tater-chips 'n Coke is her thing (YUK)... but y'all enjoy.

The Cat Realm said...

I take the sausage (the maid is German but she just said YUK...) she'll take the paella!
We both can't wait for the Iranian and Cambodian cuisine!!!!

Daisy said...

Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom... I loves the pizza! Thanks for the yummies!

Sassy Cat said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your special food testing. How wonderful, all of the food was. I really liked the Brats & sauerkraut, there is German in my dad's family tree. You can never go wrong with pizza, I know Opus and Roscoe really like it, especially the sauce. They are my special pals as they were the first to visit my blog. I am not sure I liked the paella but I know my mom would be happy with it because she would have the dad fix it. What a wonderful idea, putting the guys to work cooking on Sundays. I over ate so I am ready to hit the pillow and get some zzzz's. Thanks again for the invite.
Oh I almost forgot, the next time you have a party please let me know what I could bring to help you out.

Momo :) said...

Oh My Momo!!! (BTW Momo here!) I am speechless after seeing all these yummy food! Seriously I love food as well my pawrents!! I want to say more... but my mouth is so waterly right now... :)

Momo xoxo

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What a nice (and international) post. Thank you so much for the dedication! If you ever want some pizza, come on over for a visit. You can eat it here day and night! And you wouldn't believe how many different types you can get. We love to eat the seafood pizza. Thank goodness we don't live far from the sea, so it is always fresh!

Grazie mile!
Love,
Opus and Roscoe

Fat Eric said...

Oh YUM! The sausages are for me!

My mum says paella is one of her favourite foods though.

Sassy Cat said...

I'm back again and I have a special invitation to my Halloween party I am giving on Sunday. Hope you can come. Tell your friends about it. Hope to see you there.
Thanks for putting me on your link.

ChloƩ said...

Ohhh!!! Momo!!! I AM VERY SATISFIED THAT YOU DEDICATE TO ME THE POST... THE PAELLA LOOK DELICIOUS ... AND THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT, IS A TYPICAL FOOD OF VALENCIA, THOUGH IN SPAIN IT EATS UP IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY... DID YOU EAT A BIT? WAS IT GOOD? I LOVE IT... ARE YOU READY FOR HALLOWEEN?? I HOPE THAT IF, ENCOURAGE AND CAME TO SEE MY BLOG THERE IS A CONTEST FOR YOU, SEND ME YOUR HALLOWEEN's BETTER PICTURE... COME ON !!!!

LOVE, CHLOE

Momo :) said...

Momo, Momo is back. :)
I had a dream about all these yummy food last night. My dad told me that I was wagging my tail while I was in sleep.
Anyway was your SS upset after the meeting?? I hope she's feeling better now! I am sure confort food helps! ;)
I just checked out another Momo-OWL. I am always happy to be named Momo but now I feel happier after meeting you and this owl!
Momo xoxo

Sassy Cat said...

Looking forward to meeting you at my party. I am so glad that you can come. Bring some of your friends along with you when you come.

Jimmy Joe said...

My momma went to Germany this summer and she told me she ate bratwurst. You have a lot of very exotic looking things on your blog, MoMo!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Gretchen said...

Hi there. Nice of you to visit me. I'm glad to meet you. Yes, you would have lots of lizards in Australia. I'm sure we have them, too, somewhere. But I live in an apartment in a town, so no chance of me seeing any live ones.

Hugs...Gretchen

DaisyMae Maus said...

All of that delicious food makes me rumbly in my tummy ... I'll teleport over for a bratwurst or some ham off of a pizza ... I'm certainly NOT in the mood for the spaghetti that Mom is makin' right now ... The red sauce stains my white chin.
DMM

Orable & Charlie said...

Meant to post this the other day, but I've been having trouble with my profile image, but honestly, what do you expect - I'm an animal!

Love all the food, Momo! I have drooled over the keyboard looking at this delicious feat repeatedly - I think I'll go chew on some tissues and have a nice long sleep.