Every week the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing we've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into. Also these are perfect things that you can consume over the weekend, so here they are:
It won’t surprise most of you to hear that I’m a part of a book club. We actually have only read a couple of titles so far, but it’s essentially all of my book nerdy dreams come true. This month’s pick certainly lives up to our expectations and I spent this last week greedily devouring this gem. Set in France in World War II, The Nightingale tells the tale of two sisters and their roles in such a devastating and dangerous time. The reader sees the brutal realities of war and the resulting damage that comes, the effects felt often for a lifetime. Yet, amidst such a horrific setting, we also see stories of love, survival, and the perseverance of the human spirit. The many stories show the depth of the human condition and how war often can change everything, including our perception of who we really are. The brave Mauriac sisters completely stole my heart, and if you need a good book to dive into, I’m sure they’ll steal yours as well.
Korean Fried Chicken
This week I had one of the best discoveries related to food that I've had in a long time. Korean Fried Chicken is amazing and you need to seek it out. You should be able to find Korean Wings in almost any Korean food place but I suggest you seek out the whole bird fried.
For those that are unfamiliar with Korean Fried Chicken the biggest difference between this and conventional fried chicken is all found in the breading. Korean breading is lighter and has a very lovely texture. There's significantly less grease on the surface of the chicken which makes for a thoroughly enjoyable eating experience and allows you to not feel as heavy when you're done eating it.
The particular place where I ate is called Chicken Moto and is located in Richardson Texas and it is an offshoot of a Korean restaurant which had Korean Fried Chicken on the menu and it quickly became a best seller. Naturally the owners of the place decided to spinoff and make a standalone. It offers a unique combination of southern cooking and Korean food which creates great flavor combinatinos. The Chicken itself can be ordered "Naked" which is still fried, or tossed in flavors or hot sauces. I opted for the naked chicken and would dab it the hottest sauce offered. It was delicious.
Seek out Korean Fried Chicken wherever you are!