故乡味(1)

十二月 21, 2007 @ 3:50 上午 | 发表在 Memory deposit | 留下评论

纽约的湘味餐馆叫做故乡味的,与本贴无关。 


各地有各地的美食,放下妈妈的电话,我就思念起故乡的种种美味。或许是文人墨客不齿,这些乡野的极品不得登堂入室,美名远播。如今随着馋人飘洋过海,仍然名不见经传,却成了识别乡党的不二法门。本人桑梓何处就不点破了,据我所知,四海之内,有这几样小食者,也只有吾乡。 毕竟是何等美食?我来罗列一下,顺序并不代表我钟爱的程度~脂饼,鸡鸭和乐(旱肉), 朝天锅,肉火烧,全羊汤,腌蓝蟹,黄焖甲鱼,芥末鸡。 


除这独享的珍品之外,再有种类繁多堪比韩国泡菜的各色酱瓜腌菜,实在是吸收海盐的绝妙伴侣,尤其挂念的是姜不辣(菊芋,地环),(青)花椒,榨菜头(芥菜),辣菜丝。 吾家望海,吾舅贩鱼,自幼食海陆鲜无数,阳春白雪,下里巴人,雅俗共赏,无一漏网:对虾,虾虎(虾蛄,琵琶虾,趴虾),海蜇,海虹(贻贝,青口,这本是乡人论桶称来下酒的俗物,不想米国之人敬为海鲜,实在费解),扇贝(没想在新大陆反成“下品”),鲍鱼,牡蛎,鲅鱼(鲭鱼,马鲛mackerel),银鱼,沙丁,蛏子,偏口(比目),虹鳟(rainbow trout),罗非(tilapia),鳜鱼(桂鱼),黄姑,黄花,鲳鱼,石斑,鳕鱼,加吉(真鲷),刺参,象拔,响螺,海胆,凤尾(anchovy,一条小鱼,中外食法大异),白鳞,墨鱼(乌贼),鱿鱼,八带(章鱼,不是丐帮弟子)。最绝的是新鲜的海蜇,放在一口海碗里,夏日阳光下晒化了,加点调料便喝下去了。估计爸妈养我这么多年,吃掉一个水族馆了吧,对比米加人民的海鲜食谱实在是单调啊。 


当然不能不提一下土产的香肠,甜而不露,肥而不腻,或用少许的茴香,回味无穷。若是挂在阳台,不小心丢了几条,却不一定是猫儿所为。那一击比杀带点酒香的香浓,绝不是某某超市的白油腊肠所可比。若说前者是人家美味,后者就只能养豚了。把这一技艺发扬光大的还有某乡镇企业,除了出口无数鸡屁股到我们的东邻小国,更引进中欧的肉袋生产线,创新出除传统的火腿,方肘,鸡肠,粉肠之外,包罗水晶,蔬菜,鲅鱼等各种肠类。这也不是多年后某某省生产的风行校园,车站的双汇系列淀粉条所能望其项背的。


 哈喇子在这里流了半天,内子的实验脂饼也快出笼了。不过下次再汇报配方吧(If I ever remember that is)。 

Sidney Coleman

十一月 23, 2007 @ 1:33 上午 | 发表在 Memory deposit | 留下评论

Sidney Coleman, one of my favorite great theoretical physicists of all times, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007. I never had the privilege to know him personally, but this is still a very sad news for me.

Thousands of physicists around the world learned from him either in person or (more) through his classic book on quantum field theory, aspects of symmetry

erice lecturer

from whose back cover he forever smiles at you. You can see that charming and witty smile every time you turn the book.

This is the book I would keep in the case I sold all other physics books, and I have sold many of those I once own lately. Those books become more and more boring as you learn, this one is the exact opposite.

Sidney Coleman made tremendous contributions to theoretical physics, some of the best known examples of his master pieces being, the Coleman-Mandula theorem, the Coleman-De Luccia bubble, the Coleman-Weinberg potential. These are, to this day, standard tools or guidelines in their respective fields of study.

Few had understood quantum field theory as deeply as he did, as testified by various physicists who knew him, including accounts by Jacques Distler, Lubos Motl and others in the blog sphere (or ball). Contrary to quite a many brilliant theorists, Sidney Coleman was also Ph.D. advisor to many brilliant field/string theorists, including a nobel laureate.

I always think of Sidney as the Zen master of theoretical physicist, a very powerful one, much more than many people who aspire to be so or who even write physics books with such titles :D. Yoda of physics, maybe not so appropriate an analogy.

On Sunday, I was actually turning through the pages about the bounce in Sidney’s book. Another celebrated theoretical physicist who also died on a Sunday recently (in my calendar/memory) was the nobel prize laureate Hans Bethe ( a student of Arnold Sommerfeld, I later learned from a more knowledgeable person on planet earth ).

The reason I remember that incident is that I was driving home with a friend that same Sunday evening, and he was telling me Cornell was preparing a conference to celebrate Hans’ 100 years birthday. Sadly he passed away before that could happen. The Sidney fest happened in 2005, and can be visited here.

<Incidentally, the Coleman-Mandula theorem heralded the discovery of supersymmetry, and supersymmetric quantum field theories, with the first example constructed by Julius Wess and Bruno Zumino ( and dubbed the Wess-Zumino model after them). Julius Wess, also a collaborator of Sidney Coleman, had passed away earlier this year.>

Favorite old songs 3: Hotel California—The Eagles

一月 24, 2007 @ 7:05 上午 | 发表在 Memory deposit, music | 留下评论

Rock it on Youtube. Next time, let’s see if we can find some good chinese music on
Youtube. 晚安。

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Favorite old songs 2: Stayin’ Alive—Bee Gees

一月 24, 2007 @ 6:55 上午 | 发表在 Memory deposit, music | 留下评论

One of The Bee Gees’ most popular songs. It was played in the opening scene of
the popular 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta and Tony Manero.
电影剧照
Click below to listen on Youtube.
Another favorite BGs’ song from 1967—To love somebody.

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Favorite old songs 1: Massachusetts—Bee Gees

一月 24, 2007 @ 6:15 上午 | 发表在 Memory deposit, music | 留下评论

Bee Gees’ first UK No.1 hit! 在Youtube上找到了几个版本,有一支是Karaoke版:
第一个版本,1968年演出录影
第二个版本,卡拉OK版谨献同好。
第三个版本,circa 2001
以后会继续贴一些老歌,权充作20s年代的回忆。
1968 album-Horizontal cover
Some Bee Gees trivia

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