Foodreference trivia for 25 May back in 1986: Six million Americans participate in ‘Hand Across America’ by holding hands and singing across 4,150 miles of road in support of the hungry and homeless.
Well, I don’t know that the hand-holding and singing filled anyone’s belly. It strikes me they could all have made big pots of soup to hand out instead. Nice ham & pea soup to hand out. They could have had a field day promoting it in the media. I can just hear the jingle … Give Peas a Chance … would’ve become a hit song.
Anyhow, we have warnings on our own shores that a severe cold front is approaching, so I am grateful that I am not homeless and have the privilege of warm, hearty dishes like the fiery Nua Pad Prik I made yesterday. When I put this dish up as my Facebook status, many friends though I was cursing, but it is – in fact – nothing more than Thai Chili Beef.
I made this from notes I took when I ate this at my favourite restaurant and am so pleased that my husband pronounced it 100% spot-on.
In other local news, 80 silly twits trekked from all over the country and checked in to an expensive Johannesburg hotel this past weekend to await the predicted Rapture. I’ve no idea why, it’s a tall hotel and they’d probably have been better off waiting it out in their homes. Really very silly.
Next thing they’ll be predicting wine from the heavens, now that would be something to look forward to …