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This here is loverly note that I received from one of my best friends the other day! He was so moved he had to share his experience!
So yesterday afternoon I had a date and afterwards I wanted to dunk my entire head into a vat of Haagen Daz because it was so bad. Luckily, I'm a vain gay man and just had a couple of chocolate chocolate chip cookies and a slice of chocolate cake with buttercream icing to ease the pain. After my snack I noticed that I was actually hungry and being that it was now 4:30 and I had pork chops thawed in my fridge I thought why not start making dinner. Well what does one do with pork chops? I realized at that precise moment that I had never in all my 33yrs of living had never cooked a pork chop.
I'm sure you're thinking is this guy a Jew?
No but I've always wanted to date one, but I digress,
I'm actually a beautiful black man whose bacon eating/ham sandwich for breakfast eatin ass never had cooked a pork chop. Luckily I knew exactly what to do. I would gchat one of my best friends in the whole world, Michael Munoz aka The Gay Gourmet, and ask what to do!
He of course knew all the right questions to ask.
"What do ya mean you ain't never cooked pawrk chops!?!? You're ethnic ain't chew??"
After that the questions were a little less harsh and more on the lines of
"Do you have salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder?"
"How big is the meat?" he asks, if I had a dime for every time....
I took the chop and put it up to the camera and he said
"Oh just take those ingredients and make a rub and fry those bitches up!"
I used about a Tbs of each mixed it together and rubbed it all over the meat. By this time I had my skillet, with about a Tbs of olive oil in it, good and hot and dropped the meat onto the pan. The smell of the meat was so amazing and I couldn't wait to take a bite!!!
He, The Gay Gourmet, was finished with me yet.
He said "Do you have any nuts?" to which I replied two, he didn't react but replied "Then put them in a pan on medium high heat and once they start to smell throw about two Tbs of maple syrup in there add some water and let that reduce then put that on top of the chops when they're done!"
I realized that he was talking about actual nuts and realized I had some walnuts in the cupboards and quickly went to work. The result of this was so autumnal and delicious I took a photo and had to share it with him and of course all of you avid The Gay Gourmet readers.
Here's to eating well, better dates & happiness.
Thank You Gay Gourmet!
<3 Michael Bragg!
©2010 Michael Munoz
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