|Chickpeas soaked over-night|
The recipe this is based on the one from The Hummus Blog, though I doubled it, added some extra seasoning and omitted the bread crumbs. I think the falafel mix came out softer than it might with the bread, but for me this wasn't a problem because I found small patties easier to cook (with less oil) than balls (hehe "balls" ...). I listed a few examples of garnishes from all over but anyone with other ideas is more than welcome to comment.
|Chocolate-Guiness Ice cream|
I am apprehensive about this blog because :
(1) It would appear that the vast majority of persons owning both a computer and a fork now also has a food blog.
(2) Most blogs/writings about American ex-pats in Paris worry me, in that :
- Writing about my life might be too cliché;
- Even if I bring my own spice (if you will) to my writing I will still be thought of as being cliché;
- Cliché or not, most Anglo-ex-pat blogs in Paris cause me to re-experience my last meal in the reverse direction which is not an experience I would wish upon readers (especially obligated readers). (Hi, Mom.)
(3.i) Following up on the second point, it would appear the only way this might be a successful experiment would be if my name were David -- like him. Or him.
(3.ii) I am in no way committed enough to this blog thing to change my name to David.
(4) My life seemed much more romantic a year ago when I was an art student, sharing a shitty one bedroom apartment, chronically heartbroken over the charming boy-next-door, piss poor, mostly drunk and only sometimes motivated enough to chronicled it here. Now that I'm (somewhat) more adjusted, (somewhat) less drunk and in a happy and successful relationship with boy-next-door-turned-roommate+, my writing needs to evolve beyond what might be commonly consider "bitching."