Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fast food versus slow food, or convenience versus flavour

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down!
In this day and age of rushing from one place to another, and never having enough time to finish everything you set out to do, there is little room left for slow-cooked food. You do know that slow food is healthier than fast food? You may want to read about the Slow Food Movement started as a resistance to a McDonald's opening, and which aim to educate consumers on the risks of fast food.

Fast food can never taste as good as slow food. Is convenience preferred over flavour? Sometimes. But not always. I looked back at some of the slowest food I've done in this blog and would like to share it with you here.

My personal record is a slow, slow cooked beef cheeks that took 72 hours. Yes, 3 full days. This blogpost was also featured on Asian Food Channel Official Facebook Page.

Coming in second place is my take on Heston Blumenthal's 36-hour Sous Vide Pork Belly. This has now become my most popular post since it keeps popping up on Google search page. By the way, you know that animal fat is good for you, right?!

In third place is a non-sous vide recipe of Duck Leg Confit, which requires a 24-36 hour overnight marinade, followed by a 2-2.5 hour slow bake in the oven, and finished off with a 5-minute pan sear for crispy skin.

Too much of a hassle, and just no time and patience to make these slow food? Look out for the next post on healthy fast food whipped up in minutes!