I bought the clip at Robinson departmental store in Phuket town. I don't think it's fake (are there any fake Evita Peroni stuff, btw?) because I bought it off a huge four-sided floor-to-ceiling rack carrying other Evita Peroni hair accessories and sunglasses as well.
Posted by Hedonistics Anonymous :: 1:17 am ::
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I admit it, I hardly watch TV. If I honestly did a breakdown of my TV viewing hours per week, it would roughly be like this:
Saturday: 2 hrs of football (but never at home)
Sunday: 1 - 1.5 hrs assorted channels, 1 - 1.5 hrs of CSI
I would pick a good book over the idiot box any day.
But when I do switch it the telly, I definitely expect something good to be showing. The only channels can truly say that I am fond of is AXN and Discovery: Travel & Living. I love AXN because they show my beloved House MD and CSI. And Travel & Living because deep down inside, I totally dig cooking programs.
Following Mr 9's adventure of being a couch potato
, I shall reveal my favourite celebrity chefs because good food made pretty makes me a very happy gurl.
Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen, The F-Word)
Gordon Ramsay is pugnacious bulldog of a chef who uses vulgarities in his kitchen speech so often that the guy on the censorship board probably developed multiple blisters on his hands after editing a whole season of Mr Ramsay's show. Honestly, I'm not captivated by Gordon Ramsay's cooking - I'm more fascinated with his brusque personality, and the way he rears his farm animals. In the first series of The F-Word, Ramsay named the turkeys he raised: Antony, Ainsley, Jamie, Delia, Gary, and Nigella. All in reference to other famous celebrity chefs. Haha.
Kylie Kwong (Heart and Soul, Simply Magic)
Kylie Kwong caught my interest a long time ago, simply because she's Chinese and she cooks mostly Chinese food on her show. I always have a sneaky suspicion about foreigners cooking Chinese food because my father always say that it's to "ngak gweilo" (cheat the Caucasians). Anyway, Kylie is an Australian-born Cantonese with a strong Aussie accent to boot. But I like the way she cooks because she doesn't attempt to remove all the unhealthy bits of fat from her food. Famous Kylie quote in my house: Fat is Flavour! And she even said on one of her shows that she's too young to worry about cholesterol and stuff like that. Nice.
Jamie Oliver (The Naked Chef, Jamie's School Dinners, Jamie At Home)
Before I start, I would like to say that Jamie Oliver is such a cutie and I thothally adore hith lispth. :)
Those school kids who thrashed Jamie for wanting to revamp British school dinners, should be skinned alive. If I were a British school kid, I would be so happy to go to school every day just to eat Jamie's cooking. What do I remember from my own school lunches, hmm... oh yeah, once the canteen served chicken and chips and I remembered removing the chicken skin to reveal dark bluish purple patch the size of a 1 sen coin on the meat. I promptly chucked the whole piece of chicken into the bin.
But my favourite Jamie Oliver show has got to be Jamie At Home. He has the most marvellous organic garden and he makes organic cooking look so cool. Like you can just walk out to your garden, pluck a few kale and basil leaves and make a fabulous pizza with them. Haha. And he's got his own outdoor wood-burning pizza oven, which is absolutely pukka.
Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations)
Anthony Bourdain smokes. He drinks. He swears. And although he's not really a celebrity chef, he can write a decent story. I've got a few of his books which I enjoy reading and re-reading. I love the way his openly mocks anything that doesn't seem right to him - vegetarians, the fast-food industry, non-Latino kitchen hands... and at the same time, he's passionate about the little things in life that he finds enjoyable - a good pizza, a simple bowl of Vietnamese pho... stuff like that makes you want to go out and actually live and experiment with food. It makes you think that hey, if this chain-smoking surly old bastard can do it, so can I.
Nigella Lawson (Nigella Bites, Nigella Feasts)
Nigella is hot. Nigella doesn't care about the food being too oily, too sweet, or too high in fat... if it tastes good, it's good. I swear, sometimes I wish that my health-freak mother would learn a thing or two from Nigella. I do get so sick of the tasteless healthy food that my mother cooks. Which is probably why I volunteer to cook most of the time. Anyway, Nigella doesn't prepare elaborate food... her dishes lean toward wholesome comfortable home-cooked meals. She tends to use alot of mozzarella cheese in her cooking. Yums.
Posted by Hedonistics Anonymous :: 11:37 pm ::
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
My holiday involved both this:
... and this:
1. I should have bought more Evita Peroni hair accessories.
2. I should have bought more novelty salt-and-pepper shakers.
3. I should have bought that gorgeous pair of Adidas beach shorts.
4. I should have bought that decorative wooden tealight holder.
5. I definitely should have eaten more tom yam kung.
Posted by Hedonistics Anonymous :: 12:54 am ::