Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Peppers and thoughts

Last Friday, I went on a pepper craze. I snapped up 8 red and orange peppers from my local food market because they were only 4 for 2,000 won.

The following Sunday, I roasted all of them in the oven and prepared my favorite pepper dish: Marinated Peppers in Olive oil and Herbs. It was kept overnight in the refrigerator.

The following Monday, I brought my Marinated Peppers in a plastic zipbloc lunchbox to a lunch picnic. On my way I went to Paris Croissant and bought a baguette with a prejudice that it would never be as good as the baguettes in France, that it would be soft and rubbery, that I was buying a substitute.

I was utterly wrong. When I sunk first my teeth into the slice of baguette I was eating, I could hear the crackling noise. The baguette was croustillant, just as any French would say.

Feeling excited as I anticipated how the baguette and my marinated peppers would complement each other, I topped my slice of baguette with a slice of red pepper. The juicy pepper melted away in my mouth as I took my first bite. The mélange was heavenly!

In the empty park, my subconsciousness told me that I wasn't in Seoul anymore.


kEV said...

Love your blog and that interesting mix of French, Asian and Korean! Come visit mine and share thoughts on great food!


IceCat in Seoul said...

Thank you, I'm going to check out your blog now!