Thursday, December 9, 2004

My brother-in-law says there's no such thing as French fries. It's the Belgians who invented it. In fact, the French crack a lot of jokes about how the Belgians eat too many fries. According to some friends, Belgian fries are unique because they are fried twice. I was able to try these fries in a bazaar recently. The outside is crisp, while the inside is crumbly. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Belgian Fries in the Philippines]

Monday, December 6, 2004

Thank you Mandy and Diane (not Ackerman), for this wonderful book. While it tackles topics that are usually discussed in neuroscience or psychology fields, Diane Ackerman presents it in a more lyrical manner. Some have called it literary non-fiction. [more]

Posted by Manuel [An Alchemy of Mind (by Diane Ackerman)]