(this week’s musical accompaniment: Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed)
I may do a follow-up post once I’ve had a think about how to polish it up properly.
Food-wise we invented a noodley curry dish – the Turbo Curry Noodlerama:
To be honest it was more creamy and less liquid-y than I was expecting, and I think the tofu could have done with maybe being cooked longer (or maybe soaking up some more of the curry paste flavour). It wasn’t bad, but I think it could have done with a stronger flavour all round… Recipe below the ‘more’ link:
- Block of Tofu, cubed
- 1 Chilli, chopped
- Some Root Ginger
- 1/2 Orange Pepper, chopped
- Handful Mangetout, chopped in half
- 1.5 Packs Noodles
- 1/2 Tin Coconut Milk
- Some Cumin
- Some Cayenne Pepper
- Some Coriander Leaf
- Some Chilli Powder(?)
- Clove Garlic
- 1 Shallot, chopped
- Make the curry paste first; stick the chilli, ginger, cumin, cayenne, chilli powder, garlic and shallot in the food processor, and whizz.
- Put the tofu and pepper in a wok with some oil, cook for a while, then add the curry paste.
- Cook a bit longer, then add half the coconut milk, cook some more…
- Add the mangetout, noodles, and the rest of the coconut milk, and cook until you think it’s ready.
I’m going to finish with a couple of videos. First, a fantastic production from the demoscene. The demoscene, assuming you’re not familiar with it, is a computer subculture oriented around the creation of demos; audiovisual artworks generated on computers in realtime. i.e. the following video was not created in something like After Effects – it’s entirely hand-coded. Demos are pretty much the ultimate expression of a programmer’s prowess, and tend to use all sorts of graphical wizardry and black magic to showcase the coder’s skills. This is Lifeforce, by Andromeda:
If you’ve got a relatively powerful Windows PC, you can download the demo and run it yourself, from here.
Finally, this made me laugh: