Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I definitely remember hearing about the Achille Lauro on the news when it happened, although I was 11 years old and didn't really understand what was going on. Quick history lesson, the Achille Lauro was an Italian cruise ship that got hijacked by Palestinians. They killed an American passenger and demanded to be taken to Syria. After a bunch of negotiating, the Egyptian government managed to get all the Palestinians on a plane to fly them to Tunisia and deal with them, but ol' Ronnie Reagan wouldn't let them get away. He ordered US troops to intercept the plane and forced it to land in Sicily at a NATO airstrip. The Italians were pissed, the Egyptians were pissed, and America ended up having to apologize. It's kinda reassuring to read this twenty-five years later and realize that the president has always been an asshole and other countries have always hated us. The one time I went to Italy, it wasn't too long after 9-11 and everyone in Europe hated americans because George Bush was such an asshole. I totally know how Chef Boy-Am-I-Hungry felt.
Anyway, with that in mind, here's some shitty food...
This wasn't too bad, it was pretty much an omelette with WAY too much shit in it. Maybe I used too many veggies and not enough eggs. These recipies are pretty unspecific sometimes, so I'm sure if you tried to make this at home it would come out totally different from mine.
MUFFLER BEARINGS going into the kitchen...
...and coming out.
HUB CAP GASKET
Oh man, this was actually really good! By far the best recipe I've made so far, it's a variation on the sandwich that killed Elvis. I used homemade wheat bread (my girlfriend made it, not me) and jalapeno-jack cheese; chunky peanut butter and strawberry jam. I had to eat it with a fork, it was rich like a cheesecake, with melted cheese/jam mush that gave it a cheese danish kinda feel. This would be a killer dessert, especially if you used a sweeter cheese and maybe sprinkled some powdered sugar on it. Chef Boy-Am-I-Hungry did alright this time.
ingredients for the HUB CAP GASKET
...and the finished product
finally, the PISTON RETURN SPRINGS. We're on a roll, these little guys were really tasty! Basically they're just little taquitos (I think in California they call 'em "rolled tacos"), I was expecting them to be bland because Chef Boy-Am-I-Hungry apparantly has a grudge against spices of any kind (hey dude, ever heard of this stuff called "salt"?) but they actually came together really well, the melted cheese with the tortillas, and the veggies really just added texture and a bit of moisture to tie it all together. I can just picture Lance Mountain cooking up a mess of these for the rest of the Bones Brigade at his backyard ramp jam.
stuff to make PISTON RETURN SPRINGS
ready to eat!