Since I (Evan) am normally the one writing and tweeting and facebooking, people forget how much of an impact Tina has on this blog. To demonstrate, let me tell about the results of a post I was going to do one night while she was away at a bachelorette party:
Pork Belly Ketchup
Sounds like a great topping for a burger, right? I sure thought so…
I didn’t have a clear plan and I’ve tried to forget about it, but from what I can recall there was some combination of these ingredients:
• Pork belly
• Hot sauce
And probably butter. I like to put butter in everything.
First let me start by saying that there are correct ways to cook pork belly. There are fairly easy ways, which when done property can produce brilliant results (See: Momofuku Pork Belly Recipe). I, however, did not choose one of these ways and still expected the pork belly to melt in my mouf.
Melt in my mouf, it did not.
I threw all of the ingredients in a saucepan on medium and thought, “This is going to be amazing!”
Amazing, it was not.
You would think the combination of beer, pork, ketchup, and hot sauce would go well together and likely taste fantastically manly.
Fantastically manly it was not.
What is was, was…well…a failure. In other words:
It tasted like the vomit of a frat boy at a man cave convention.
Although, it actually doesn’t look that bad:
I mean if it were in focus… Good thing I took another picture:
Better, but let’s lay it on a random piece of cloth…
Meh. At least the cheese is almost in focus.
Fortunately the burger itself was good, so I scraped off the “ketchup” and my meal wasn’t totally lost. And then I ate instant ramen for the rest of the weekend.