Monday, October 10, 2011

x is for xim

Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums; are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.
John Grierson (1898-1972) pioneering documentary filmmaker

last week i went out to dinner with some friends to sergio's sarava, a local brazilian restaurant which serves up the most excellent fare.

when i was deciding what to get i immediately went to the section of the menu titled flavors of brasil, when i read the description for xim xim, i knew exactly what i wanted!
a slow-braised stew with morsels of free-range chicken and gulf shrimp, peppers, tomato, carrots, palm oil, coconut milk, and malaguetta pepper. Served over
Brazilian rice, and topped with roasted peanuts.
the combination of flavors was amazing, i have since done a little research on the word xim xim and have learned that brazilian dish has its roots in west africa.

star war geeks may recall that a single xim is the name of the tyrannical ruler, xim the despot, who before the rise of the galactic republic,reigned over an interstellar empire in the tion cluster. ximology is a branch of scholarship devoted to the empire of xim.

then there is the xim xaus, which in case you didn't know is a hmong violin


Lucy said...

I love learning the history behind things.

Lisa Ursu said...

2 of my favourite things, food, and music.
great post.

Watson said...

That meal looks so delicious kimy! Sounds good too!

Kate Hanley said...

Food looks delicious! Great post, I learned a lot.

Anonymous said...

great combination of food and music i like it

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