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Delicious recipe for cheeks, from new cookbook ‘Meat from the face’, by Heston Blumintrousers, Jamie Olivoil and Delia Scag

The book is an exploration of cooking from around the world, concentrating in particular on meat dishes based on cuts taken from the face of animals. Below is a list of various interesting meats included in the books:

Scrabble (lips, snout, eyes) – US South

Calf’s head – France

Pig’s head – Hungary

Sheep’s head – Norway

Goat’s head – Africa + Cannary Islands

Battered Seal Face – Shetlands

Gibbon’s Eyelashes – Portugal

Mouse nose on lettuce – UK

Bat’s teeth – Shetlands

Squirrel brains – US South

Roasted animal cheeks (Otter preference) – River Dart, Nr Totnes, South Hams, Devon, UK

The illustration below is from the ‘Cheeks’ chapter in the new book and this particular photo was taken at the home of a man called ‘King Otter’, who Heston Blumentrousers met when he was out punting on the River Dart in late summer 2010.

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King Otter has lived in ‘Otter Castle’ on the banks of the Dart for the last twenty-five years. He moved to the area following the unfortunate loss of his job in 1985 as a director of a large multi-national, the subsequent break-up of his marriage and loss of all of his outer garments in a fishing accident.

There is a biography of King Otter planned for release in 2012 and a seven part documentary series planned on the BBC.

The book ‘Meat from the face’, is to be released in time for spring 2011, when lambs faces are readily available in the UK.

Photographs of a Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk, a warplane from WWII – As flown by my Grandfather

Below are pictures of the Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk that my grandfather flew during WWII. He was a member of the British Army Corps and while stationed in France near the end of the war he managed to win the Kittyhawk from a drunken US pilot in a game of guess the penguin. The paint job […]

A list of 25 words that you might want to use in conversation today, 23/02/11 – including the under-used ‘Cruciate’

In no particular order: Handy Panda Slaves Reconstructed Helmet While Electric Cat Berated Growing Slavic Wilderness To Escape Swan Republic As Purple Cruciate Eyes Remain Unconsciously Frozen Forgetting Nothing Please feel free to use these words as much as you want over the next few days.

Moooo! A short question about animal noises, that’s all it is, don’t read it if you’re not interested.

Dogs go ‘Woof’. What is the most famous onomatopoeic animal sound I wonder? Maybe the aforementioned ‘Woof’, maybe ‘Meow’, maybe ‘Moooooo'; probably ‘Mooooo’, but also maybe ‘Moo’, or ‘Mooo’ and at a push, if I was a risk taker (not the biscuits), I would propose that there is a possibility of ‘Moooo’ being there or […]

Delicious homemade seafood chocolate recipe by Heston Bloomintrousers, in the style of Guylian – not to be missed

The below recipe has been developed by ‘Foodologist’ Heston Bloomintrousers in his Food Lab in the darks of Norfolk. It is from his upcoming show ‘How to make men ill’, where he works with top retailers, including ‘Pauls Fat Chops’, ‘Mrs Merriams Chicken Shack’ and ‘The Bloated Twat’. The recipes are an attempt to create […]

www.graphoftheweek.com, better than sex, mainly because you don’t have to clean up any liquids

Graph of The Week is both a website and for many of the indiginous poulation of Puerto Rico, a way of life. Started in 1987, by M D F Ply and Michael O’Michael, Graph of The Week has become the lifeblood of the internet, literally keeping it alive, with its mix of fact (white blood […]

It is important to know what device someones email was sent from i.e i-phone, HTC, Blackberry

Hi How are you? Love Mildred Sent from my computer Forwarded from my i-phone Re-forwarded from my HTC From the original Latin slate carving on my Blackberry Derived almost exclusively from the writings of the C12th poet and butcher Marcus Von Slaptinkler Which he copied of his friend, who he then poisoned in the eye, […]

Is the toilet a thing of beauty? Yes, apparently “To enhance its beauty you can add soft close seat that comes as optional.”

“Extreme unique concept that will sure to surprise you and your guest. This cool and soothing Mistral toilet from RAK is a dual flush close coupled WC. Its unusual shape make this toilet look amazing in any modern bathroom. To enhance its beauty you can add soft close seat that comes as optional. ” (from […]

Incredible un-edited pictures of lightning hitting the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Taj Mahal

These are actual, un-edited, non-photoshopped, bona fide images caught by top international cameraman Rectilion Hindlebunker. Quite unbelievably, Mr Hindlebunker took all four images on the same two week camping holiday. Previously to this, Mr Hindlebunker had spent an unsuccessful fifty-seven years trying to get a photograph of a ‘Jerk’ of lightning, and having never actually […]

Exclusive extract from DJ Slaptruncheon’s tribute to the Beach Boys song ‘Surfer Girl’, I feel it holds true to the original, with the same gentle charm and harmonic sweetness

Please listen to this on headphones, or on speakers other than the computer ones, as you won’t get the full dynamic and harmonic range on rubbish speakers. Tribute to Beach Boys Surfer Girl [Click on the above link to play the track] Cartoons and things by Simon French

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