Friday, November 14, 2008

Why Buy a 5D Mark ii?


5D Mark ii and DOF
Originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal
Threw together this little strip extolling the Mark ii's virtues relative to crop sensor DSLRs and digital compacts. Not sure where the bunny costume came from, but suspect it was indicative of the deep affection only found between a man and his full frame DSLR.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Yuzu Flavoured KitKats ON SALE NOW


Citron KitKat
Originally uploaded by Fried Toast
Looks like the team at Nestle Japan finally nailed the whole special flavoured KitKat thing, with this rather fantastic looking yuzu flavour one-off. Yuzu, for those of you who don't know, is the most fantastic tasting fruit in the whole of existence, and any food, whether it be sweet or savory, that invokes the essence of the yuzu, be it juice, peel or zest, is welcome in my belly any time.

Some other great yuzu favourites:
  • Yuzu kosho - yuzu zest and pepper mixed into a paste
  • Gokkun - a yuzu, honey and springwater drink of maximum refreshness
  • Yuzu-pon - a vinegar and soy sauce with a naughty yuzu juice tang
  • Yuzu-wasabi - yuzu zest and wasabi mix with a cheeky bite
  • Yuzu-cha - basically, yuzu marmalade (juice, peel and zest) that you mix with hot water to make tea
  • Yuzu-ame - boiled sweets from the yuzu tree
  • Yuzu-cha-ame - boiled sweets made from yuzu-cha
  • Yuzu-shu - liqueur made from yuzu juice

That's pretty much all the main ones I can think of off the top of my head. And with a simple bottle of yuzu juice, you can increase the tastitude of any dish instantly by up to 20% with a single droplet. CAUTION: Shake well before yuzu, sorry, use, and don't get in eyes.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Aspects

Partly in response to enquiries from an NHK presenter, I threw together a set of pictures showing Japan through my eyes.