I’m feeling a little under the weather. Actually, I feel like I’ve been sucker-punched in the solar plexus and just run a marathon. I’d chalk it up to the 24 hour flu but, as we all know, there’s no such thing as what most write off as the 24 hour flu is actually food poisoning. As to what caused it – hard to say:
1. Suspect One: A bad oyster
2) Suspect Two: Funky sushi
3) Suspect Three: 15 mini doughnuts
Rather than wait for my Monday lunch with Denise, I decided to jump the gun and taste the mini doughnuts at that new burger place on 4th. I got two orders and ended up finishing my ten and Akemi’s five. I suppose it could have been worse. If the blueberry pie had been served with actual ice cream instead of the ill-advised mascarpone cheese that, unfortunately, tasted very much like cheese, it could have gone a whole lot worse.
4) Suspect Four: Those damn leftovers
Pan-fried chicken cutlets with shallots, sweet red and jalapeno peppers, and morel mushrooms in a Metaxa cream reduction. “Cream” being the operative word – especially after sitting in the fridge for a couple of days.
5) That damn salad I made
It’s always the one you least suspect – however, the last time I contracted food poisoning, I narrowed down the cause to the fresh sprouts I had with my sunchoke soup. Boy, wouldn’t this be ironic?
6) The Breakfast Bennies
In his book Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain advises diners to skip the mussels, avoid ordering fish on a Monday, and never ever order the Hollandaise sauce. I chose to to follow his advice as regards the latter at breakfast yesterday. Serves me right?
7) Night Market!
To be fair, I was feeling unwell heading into the night market so it probably didn’t cause the problem. On the other hand, it couldn’t have helped.
The blame for my present condition no doubt lies with one of the above. Then again, like the passengers in Murder on the Orient Express, they could have all conspired against me.
Anyway, following a fitful night’s sleep, I woke up to find Akemi had made me breakfast…
I’m on the mend. And good thing too. I have plans to check out a kobe foie gras burger tomorrow at lunch.
Heads up! Steve Eramo recently conducted an interview with Robert Picardo (SGA’s Richard Woolsey and soon to be SGU guest star) in which Bob discusses one of my favorite Atlantis episodes, Remnants. Check it out here: