Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Seagull Steals

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Everybody is a suspect

Misleading food names

* Bear claw - A western USA pastry (contains no actual bear parts)
* Bombay Duck - Is not duck at all, but dried fish. It is also known as Bummalo, which is a species of fish from Southern Asia, particularly abundant in the Ganges Delta and the Arabian Sea of western India.
* Colonial Goose - Actually lamb coated with bread-crumbs and occasionally bacon. This originated in Australia in the 19th Century. Supplies were scarce and goose was difficult to acquire in Australia, so they had to improvise.
* Cream crackers — Contains no cream, and are pale brown in color.
* Hawaiian pizza - This version of pizza does not come from Hawaii at all. It is a pizza with toppings of pineapple and ham, and sometimes onions or peppers. The name probably came from the pineapples that grow in Hawaii, as well as the traditional place of pork in the native Hawaiian diet. See also Toast Hawaii.
* Head cheese - contains no cheese but does contain pig head parts
* Jerusalem artichoke - is unrelated to Jerusalem. It is a tuberous sunflower, and is a kind of daisy as is its distant relative, the globe artichoke. "Jerusalem" is a corruption of the Italian girasole, meaning turning toward the sun (heliotropism)
* Mincemeat - Mincemeat was originally a Medieval food made of a sweet, spicy mixture of chopped lean meat, (usually beef, or beef tongue), suet and fruit. Over time, the meat content was reduced, and today the mixture contains nuts, dried fruit, beef suet, spices and brandy or rum, but usually no beef.
* Norwegian Omelette - Is neither a Norwegian dish nor is it made from whole eggs. This French dessert, also known as Baked Alaska, consists of hard frozen ice cream on a bed of sponge cake, covered with uncooked meringue. It is kept in the freezer until serving time, when it is placed in a very hot oven, just long enough to brown the meringue.
* Sweetbread - This is neither sweet, nor bread. It is a dish made up of the pancreas or the thymus gland of a calf or lamb. It is prepared in a variety of ways, including fried, sautéed or baked.
* Toad in the Hole - This does not contain toads. It is a traditional British dish made of sausage, or occasionally pork chops, cooked in Yorkshire Pudding. In Australia it is made with an egg, sometimes in place of the sausage, and a slice of bread.
* Welsh Rabbit - Neither name describes what this food actually is. It is a concoction of bread and cheese.


Skilled bear playing with stick

This is Callie, When she doesn't want to get up, she plays dead.

Apart from one little thing.

A cat encountering ice cubes for the first time