By Tyler Cowen
A number one economist, “who may actually become this decade’s Thomas Friedman” (Wall highway Journal), illuminates the nation of yankee foodstuff today
Tyler Cowen, essentially the most influential economists of the decade, desires you to understand that nearly every thing you’ve heard approximately how one can get stable nutrients is inaccurate. Drawing on a provocative variety of examples from worldwide, Cowen finds why plane meals is undesirable, yet airport foodstuff is bettering, why eating places packed with satisfied, appealing humans frequently serve mediocre nutrition, and why American meals has more advantageous as americans drink extra wine. At a time whilst weight problems is at the upward thrust and forty-four million american citizens obtain nutrition stamps, An Economist will get Lunch will revolutionize the best way we consume today—and exhibit us how we’re going to feed the realm the next day.
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Drain. Return rice to pot, add 81⁄ 2 cups cold water, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Leave the pot lid slightly open, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 hour, stirring often to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Cook until the rice thickens almost to the consistency of porridge. Add salt to taste, stir. Remove from heat and serve. MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS 22 My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen Congee with Fish (Yue Jook) 1 recipe Congee (page 22) 1 whole 3-pound fresh fish (Grass carp was usually Ah Paw’s fish of choice; however, striped bass or sea bass may be used.
Transfer to a heated dish and serve with cooked rice. SERVES 4 TO 6 N O T E The cashews may be fried in advance. Drain, cool and place in closed con- tainer. They will keep 2 days. 52 My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen Roast Duck with Snow Peas (Siu Op Chau Seut Dau) SAUCE 21 ⁄ 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 11 ⁄ 2 teaspoons sesame oil 31 ⁄ 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon Chinese white rice wine, or gin Pinch white pepper 3 teaspoons cornstarch 1 4 ⁄ cup Chicken Stock (page 13) 31 ⁄ 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 8 ⁄ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon minced ginger 3 4 ⁄ cup scallions, white portions, cut into 2-inch sections, julienned 13 ⁄ 4 cups (6 ounces) snow peas, julienned 1 cup jicama, cut into 2-inch matchstick julienne 21 ⁄ 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon Shao-Hsing wine, or sherry 11 ⁄ 2 cups duck meat (from Roast Duck Ding, page 51, skinned, boned, meat shredded) In a small bowl mix all ingredients for sauce; reserve.
To the Market 31 Steamed Black Mushrooms (Jing Dong Gu) This versatile mushroom preparation is wonderful at any time, eaten as they are just out of the steamer, or as part of a large banquet, or as an ingredient in other dishes. They may be eaten hot or cold. 24 Chinese dried black mushrooms, about 11 ⁄ 2 inches in diameter 3 4 ⁄ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 11 ⁄ 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 11 ⁄ 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 2 tablespoons Shao-Hsing wine, or sherry 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons Scallion Oil (page 16) 1 2 ⁄ cup Vegetable Stock (page 14) 3 scallions, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 slice fresh ginger, 1 inch thick, lightly smashed Soak mushrooms in hot water for 30 to 45 minutes, until softened.
An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen