Sinigang na baboy, a sour pork soup from the Philippines that cures hangovers.
We already gave you some tips and tricks to get rid of your hangover. But every country has its own traditional dishes to make the process go faster. We like to give you a taste of the international anti-hangover cuisine. This time we take a look in the rich cuisine of the Philippines. More specifically a dish called sinigang na baboy, a delicious soup made with pork meat which is traditionally kept or ordered for mornings after heavy drinking.
It’s now possible to support the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef by drinking beer.
Little by little planet Earth is going to hell; animal species are killed off, the rain forests cut down, the air and oceans polluted, while the overall temperature and the sea level are going up. And since lots of people make a lot of money doing so, a change in this patron seems unlikely. It frustrates environmentalists and many other concerned people, but what can they do to save the planet? The only right answer to this question came from an Australian brewer: drink beer! The new brand Great Barrier Beer was created to save the Great Barrier Reef at the coast of Australia. At least half the profit of this India pale ale will go to this cause.
These grapes are transformed at Château Margaux into one of the finest wines in the world. Therefor it received the First Grow status. Reason for Francis Saltus Saltus to make a poem about Château Margaux.
Poetry and the consumption of alcohol usually go hand in hand. And the American poet Francis Saltus Saltus was a perfect example of that theory. The born New Yorker was a big fan of booze and even started his own drinking posse, that would gather at Billy Moulds’ bar in Manhattan’s University Place. Saltus and his company were much into absinthe and other exotic drinks, including expensive French wines. About one of those, the Château Margaux, he wrote a poem. This wine is known as one of the best Bordeaux wines, even received the Premier Cru status and definitely worth an ode.
Mondays are tough enough, so let’s lighten the mood with a good old drinking joke. This one is about drunken driving. Now we know that our audience are usually not that touchy, so we won’t bother in stating that drunk driving is never funny. Just don’t do it in real life. Enjoy the joke!
An old Mesopotamian clay tablet shows people drinking beer through straws.
Beer has been around for ages, more than 5.000 years actually. But the stuff our ancient ancestors drank was quite a different brew than the large variety of beers we know today. In 2013 the Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland (USA) joined forces with archaeologists from the nearby University of Chicago to brew a beer in the way people did 5.000 years ago in Mesopotamia. As a recipe they used a song the Sumerians made for their beer goddess: the Hymn to Ninkasi. This brew never hit the market but there are some modern versions available. Or you can just make your own Sumerian beer.
When you think of successfully defending a town in 17th century, what comes to mind is brave soldiers in epic battles fighting with guns and bodies till their last breath to ward off the enemy. However, this is not how then-mayor of the German town Rothenburg ob der Tauber saved it. His heroism involved a bet and a 3,25-liter tankard of wine, the legend says.
Soldiers from New Zealand having a well-deserved break during World War I. They would book their biggest victory by saving their country from complete abstinence in 1919.
The First World War was for New Zealand the period of national awakening. The country with back then just over a million inhabitants in total sent more than 100.000 soldiers and nurses to the frontline. Many of them gave their life in the Battle of Gallipoli or at the Western Front. But their most important battle was yet to come. While these brave ‘kiwis’ were fighting on the other end of the world, the cowards of the New Zealand Temperance Movement back home tried to push through a nationwide prohibition of alcohol sales. By a referendum they even seemed to accomplish their goal, until the votes of the troops stationed abroad were counted.