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Recently netizens were shocked by the elimination of a UK Master Chef participant from Malaysia. The participant was excluded because it was judged that his rendang was not “crispy”. After that, the public actually condemned the judges who were judged not to understand how to make rendang.
Beyond all that, food and cooking are always something fun to watch. Not only in a cooking competition but also in the form of a motion picture or film display.
Who likes food/food themed films? Yes, it was fun watching the interweaving story that was presented with the theme of cooking. What movie-themed films have you watched? Is it the same as the list of the six coolest Hollywood themed films below?
This film is unique because the chef in it is not a human, but a mouse. Whaaat ?? How could it be? You must think so. But, ask those who have watched this film, and their answer must be: Exciting !!
Once upon a time, a mouse named Remy harbored the desire to become a chef, who is good at food processing. Every day the rat watches a famous chef cook, and finally, he succeeds in becoming a famous chef in Auguste Gusteau’s restaurant. How to? Watch this 2007 animated film, guaranteed you will forget that Remy is a mouse that is often considered dirty and a source of disease.
No Reservation (2007)
Combining the art of cooking and romance? Wow, this is perfect. Well, in this film, Kate is a great chef who is rigid, disciplined, and respected by his men. One day, there came a sous-chef (post under the head chef) named Nick. A cheerful, ignorant man and loved by everyone, except Kate himself. For Kate, the man was very annoying because he was too relaxed. The problem then escalated because his sister was killed in an accident. His sister left a will to Kate to take care of her only child, Zoe. With Nick being annoyed and his sudden status as a ‘mother’, chef Kate’s career has become complicated. In this film, you will see chemistry Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckart, the two main players, who are intertwined so sweetly.
Julie and Julia (2009)
Who does not know Julia Child? An American woman who long lived in France is one of the icons of cooking in the United States. The public loved him because he could cook in a very unusual way.
Julie Powell is a part-time worker who likes to cook and dreams of her blog is read by many people. One day Julie set a kind of challenge for herself to be able to try every recipe Julia Child wrote in her cookbook. The challenge he posted on his blog, and in a disciplined manner, he followed all Julia Child-style cooking procedures and wrote it on the blog.
This film is very interesting because there are two lines that are presented; the life cycle of Julia Child (in the past) and the life cycle of Julie Powell (in the present). Not to mention the two actresses who play here are both top actresses, namely Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Carl Casper is a skilled chef whose career is on the verge of collapse after a food critic wrote about his cuisine, which was considered less flavorful. After the feud with the annoying film critic, Carl finally decided to accept his wife’s offer to sell using the Food Truck. Begins Carl, accompanied by his best friend Martin, travels from town to town, offering the food they sell. Not unexpectedly, this trip not only made Carl able to find what he liked but also brought his relationship back to Percy, his own biological child.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
The Kadam family from India decided to immigrate to France and open a restaurant there. Although the five sons and daughters of Kadam did not approve of this plan, the father insisted. Mr. Kadam believes that they will be able to succeed, especially because Hasan, one of the sons of this family, is a very talented chef.
The Indian restaurant built by the Kadam family happened to be facing a very famous restaurant owned by Madame Mallory. This classy restaurant already holds two Michelin stars, a prestigious title given to high-standard restaurants internationally.
Madame Mallory, of course, did not like to find an Indian restaurant standing right in front of her own restaurant. The feud between the Kadam family and Madame Mallory is one of the elements of this film that is really interesting, funny as well as touching. Especially when Madame Mallory realized that Hasan was more suitable to work for him because Hasan had a very great chef talent.
Who really likes Bradley Cooper? Yep, he is the main actor in this film. Here Cooper plays the role of Adam Jones, a chef who ruined his career because of drugs and arrogant behavior. At one point in his life, Adam wanted to return to his career as a chef. Assisted by his old friend, he worked in a prestigious restaurant in London. Can Adam fulfill his wish?
Pancakes, hmm yummy! Hearing the name of this confectionary, maybe there are still many people who think that pancakes are only cafe or restaurant dishes, although tasty but quite expensive. Though this assumption is not always true! You can also make your own delicious pancakes at home!
Yes, savory and legit pancakes can be present in your kitchen too, as long as you want to learn to try. The results can be sampled with parents or loved ones. What are you waiting for? Let’s try the following pancake recipes!
1. Let’s start with Classic Pancake! A dish that is timeless and always nits.
This classic pancake or plain pancake is a basic recipe for making pancakes that you can later modify. Even though it’s just plain pancakes, it can still be delicious if you just eat it or top it with maple syrup, grated cheese, chocolate ice cream and whatever toppings you like.
The ingredients you need:
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 240 ml of liquid milk
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 120 grams of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 beat egg
Steps to cook pancakes:
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in one large bowl.
- Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture and other ingredients, then pour the beaten eggs, milk and vegetable oil in the middle. Stir the whole mixture until smooth.
- Heat a Teflon pan that has been smeared with a little oil on the stove over medium heat.
- Pour the mixture over the pan. So that it’s easy to use one vegetable spoonful for each pancake.
- Cook until both sides are brown and ripe.
Voila, so! Pancake recipes can also be cooked to be a waffle! As long as you have the mold, it’s all done!
2. Dorayaki, Doraemon’s favorite snack turns out to be a pancake too! Japanese pancakes that are not less delicious.
There aren’t any of you who are curious, what is Dorayaki’s taste like? Why Doraemon is so crazy about it … Let’s not be curious, let’s try this Dorayaki recipe.
First of all you have to make anko first. Anko is filling or filling for dorayaki in the form of super legit and soft red peanut butter.
Inko making material:
- 185 grams of kidney beans
- 300 grams of sugar
How to make anko:
- Boil red beans in 500 ml of water. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes then pass the water.
- Boil the red beans again in a clean pot of 500 ml over low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours. If the water is too hot, add more so on for up to 2 hours and the beans are tender, easily broken when pressed.
- Discard the last cooking water. This time put the soft red beans in a pan of sugar, heat it over medium heat. Stir for about 10 minutes, until the sugar and beans are evenly mixed to form a soft paste or jam.
Ingredients for making dorayaki:
- 150 grams of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 100 grams of sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 180 ml of liquid milk
How to make dorayaki pancakes:
- Mix flour and baking soda in one bowl.
- In a different bowl, shake the milk, sugar and honey together. Add milk and stir until smooth.
- Enter dry ingredients such as flour and baking soda into the wet mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Heat a Teflon skillet that has been given a little oil on a medium volcano stove.
- With a vegetable spoon, pour the mixture over the Teflon and fry. Turn the dough if the middle of the pancake has issued small bubbles. Remove after both sides of the pancakes are browned.
- Set it aside on a plate and cover with a wet napkin.
- Finally, take one sheet of dorayaki, put the red bean paste or anko that has been made earlier in it and cover it with another sheet of dorayaki. Pinch the edges so that the dorries are stacked together.
The savory dorayaki fits perfectly with sweet red bean jam. Try it, so you are no longer curious about Doraemon’s favorite food!
Who doesn’t know cheese? Foods that have a salty taste and soft texture are often encountered as additional food additives. Martabak, Pizza, Burger, and Sandwich are some examples of foods that use cheese.
Foods that are rich in protein have a variety of types, ranging from those that are popular throughout the world, such as Cheddar and Mozarella cheese to those that are difficult to find.
Also read: WHAT IS CHEESESTEAK? LET’S FIND OUT
The price of cheese on the market is very diverse, ranging from the valuable tens of thousands such as Cheddar cheese that we commonly encounter in supermarkets, to cheese that has a price of 1.000 US dollars.
The most expensive list of cheeses in the world
10. Lord of the Hundreds
The Lord of the Hundred cheese is made from sheep’s milk, which is not pasteurized. This cheese is produced by Cliff & Julie Dyball from a traditional dairy and cheese company in East Sussex, England.
This cheese is box-shaped with a firm, rough and open texture and has a golden yellow color.
Before it is ready to be marketed, the cheese undergoes a process of rubbing and turning every day for 6 to 8 months to get a light gray cheese skin.
For the price, the Lord of the Hundred cheese has a price of 60 US dollars per kilogram.
The unique fact of Winnimere cheese is that this cheese is only produced during the winter when Ayrshire cows are grazed and fed straw on the Jasper Hill farm producing high-quality milk.
Winnimere cheese is made by handmade wrapped in a layer of tree bark and washed using saltwater during the ripening process. This process aims to help the development of cheese skin.
You can buy Winnimere cheese with soft texture and ivory color at a price of 90 Us dollars per kilogram.
8. Rogue River
Rogue River cheese is produced by the Rogue Creamery farm located in the city of Central Point, United States.
The hallmark of this cheese is the wrapper made of grape leaves, which is tied using a raffia rope and soaked in a barrel containing pear brandy.
This cheese, with its characteristic texture, is derived from pasteurized cow’s milk and is made only in the fall when cows produce a lot of high-quality milk.
An interesting fact from this cheese is that it won the title of The Best Blue Cheese In The World in 2003 at the World Cheese Award held in the city of London.
And for the price itself, the cheese that gets the title of the best blue cheese in the world is valued at 100 Us dollars per kilogram
7. Jersey Blue
Blue cheese jersey is made by a Swiss cheesemaker named Willi Schmid.
To produce high-quality cheese, Will Schmid directly tasted the milk he would use in the cheese-making process. It aims to choose milk that is suitable for use as cheese.
In making this Jersey Blue cheese, Will Schmid always uses cow’s milk, which he obtained from local dairy farmers in his area.
After the cheese is finished, the cheese is then stored in an underground cheese storage room until cooked and ready to be marketed.
You can buy cheese that has slightly soft surface texture and bluish pattern at a price of 120 Us dollars for 1 kilogram.
6. Caciocavallo Podolico
Produced in Irpinia, located in the southern region of Italy, Caciocavallo Podolico cheese is made from raw milk derived from a rare type of Italian cow named Podolia.
The process of making Caciocavallo Podolico cheese takes place during the spring to early summer when grass and weeds thrive.
This popular cheese in the South of Italy is also known as “Horse Cheese,” even though it is not made from horse milk.
For 1 kilogram, the cheese is sold at 150 Us dollars.
5. Cave Aged Old Ford
Old Ford Cheese is made from goat milk, which does not go through the Pasteurization process. This cheese is produced by famous cheesemaker Mary Holbrook from Sleight Farm, England.
The distinctive feature of cheese that won an award as Best British Cheese at the 2016 World Cheese Award was its dense texture with the scent of fresh goat’s milk.
To get the perfect characteristics of Old Ford cheese, cheese that has been made has been placed in storage caves for eight months in the fall.
The price of 1 kilogram of cheese can reach 150 Us dollars.
Bitto cheese is made in the traditional way using the basic ingredients of full cream cow’s milk mixed with a little sheep’s milk with a percentage of between 5 to 20 percent to add to the taste.
To maintain its authenticity, the cheese production process is only carried out in several locations in the Bitto valley region, Lombardy, with strict supervision.
The process of ripening this cheese can take more than ten years, and the oldest cheese stored in the storage warehouse comes from 1996.
For the price, the cheese, which has a slightly hard and brittle texture and has a yellowish color, is sold at 450 Us dollars.
3. Wyke Farms Vintage Cheddar
Wyke Farms Vintage Cheddar is the best and high-quality cheddar cheese produced by Wyke Farms located in the Somerset region, England.
This type of cheddar cheese is made with a hereditary recipe that has existed since 1861.
The raw material for making this cheese uses fresh milk that comes from cattle that are grazed freely in the Somerset area.
2. White Stilton Gold
White Stilton Gold is made by cheese producer Long Clawson Dairy, which operates in the Leicestershire region of England.
The company that won the 100-year-old British cheesemaker award is known as a premium quality cheese maker in the world.
What makes this White Stilton Gold cheese unique is that there is a sprinkling of real gold in it and specifically made for certain circles.
Cheese that has a very delicious taste has a price of 15 Us dollars per 100 grams.
And here comes the most expensive cheese in the world. Pule Cheese is traditionally made using raw material for Balkan donkey milk that is pastored in the territory of Serbia.
An interesting fact from the manufacturing process is that to produce 1 kilogram of Pule cheese requires 25 liters of Balkan donkey milk.
The price that reaches 1300 Us dollars for one kilogram is comparable to the difficult manufacturing process.
Pule cheese, which has a milky white color with a fragile texture, is classified as a rare type of cheese and is only produced by one cheese producer named Simic Farm.
In this first article, I will discuss cheesesteak, according to my website’s name. Why? Because I love it! That is all! I hope my website can add to your insights all about foods in the world because I will discuss not only cheesesteak but also other foods such as cakes, bread, traditional foods, and also interesting recipes that you can follow.
Let’s begin our first article!
There are various types of sandwiches in the world. One of the most popular is the Philadelphia cheesesteak from the United States. Known as the Philly cheesesteak, this sandwich has been developed since the early 20th century.
Philly cheesesteak in the form of sliced bread with thin slices of beefsteak and melted cheese. This popular fast food was born in Philadelphia.
The meat used for cheesesteak there is usually a thin rib-eye or top round slice. The meat is cooked with a little oil until browned and shrink in size. Sometimes cheese slices are added to the meat until it melts. Other additions such as stir onions, peppers, mushrooms, mayonnaise, spicy sauce, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce.
For bread, most Philadelphia people use Amoroso or Vilotti-Pisanelli types. This bread is long, soft, and slightly salty.
The most used cheese is Cheez Whiz, provolone or American cheese. The combination of American cheese and provolone cheese is a favorite because of its mild taste.
Regarding its history, the 1987 exhibition catalog published by the Library of the Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania said that cheesesteak was developed in the early 20th century. The maker combines fried beef, onions, and cheese in a small piece of bread. The identity of the discoverer himself is debated.
Pat and Harry Olivieri from Philadelphia are often cited as the creators of the Philly cheesesteak. Because they served chopped steak in Italian bread starting in the 1930s.
It is said that Pat and Harry Olivieri originally owned hot dog outlets. One day they decided to make a new sandwich of minced beef and grilled onions. While Pat was eating the sandwich, a taxi driver stopped and was interested in trying it. The taxi driver also asked to be made a similar sandwich because of the arouse.
After tasting it, the taxi driver suggested Olivieri stop making hot dogs and focus on the steak sandwich. Olivieri then sold a variety of steak sandwiches at hot dog outlets near the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. The sale of sandwiches was so popular that Pat opened his own restaurant, which still operates today, called Pat’s King of Steaks.
Olivieri sandwiches were not originally made with cheese filling. Olivieri called the first cheese added by Joe Lorenza, a manager at the Ridge Avenue restaurant.
Cheesesteak became very popular in restaurants, cafeterias, and Philadelphia food carts. However, many places outside Philadelphia have come to refer to the food as “Philly cheesesteak.”