Picture of an ortolan: source. A few french chefs are trying to bring back ortolan onto restaurant menus. The birds are captured, force fed, and then… I don’t even really want to describe the process. It’s actually really gross, even for me. If you look at images on Google, you see pictures of people eating ortolan with napkins covering their faces, supposedly to increase the aromas. But it’s also feels sort of right that eaters need to cover their faces while eating ortolan. Ick, ick, ick. People talk about eating ortolan as if they’ve experienced nirvana, but seriously.
6:47 pm • 14 October 2014 • 1 note
Mint-Pistachio pesto from food52.
NEED. MORE. RECIPES USING FOOD PROCESSOR.
I’m officially in love with my food processor. 3 types of pesto (mint-pistachio, fennel-pine nut, traditional basil) and 1-ingredient ice cream (bananas) has got me scrounging the internet for recipes of all sorts to throw in the Cuisinart.
- Couples getting married in fast food joints…?
- A great reflection on being in the kitchen, cooking, and mothers. I totally get the tension between tradition and precision (i.e,. I can’t stand not having exact measurements).
- 5 extremely hard to harvest crops, despite all the technological advances. Saffron isn’t a surprising find.
- A map of every US states’ ‘iconic’ dessert.
- Food truck trend! Marijuana laced treats?
- A wonderful, wonderful piece on Serious Eats highlighting again how uniting food can be. I plan on having Pasta/Pesto nights once I have a kitchen table. Open to everyone who’s in Boston.
- A cool app that lets you know when your food is perishing after registering it in the app.
- Sourdough bread tradition in Vermont.
- Huge veggies in Alaska.
- NYTimes’ attempt to capture food trends using data from their articles. Radicchio? So out of fashion. Kale? Totally in.
- Beautiful, short piece on Ideas in Food about Nature’s inconsistencies - how foods taste different even at the microlevel - from part to part on a piece of fruit.
- Weird food laws from around the world. Crushing a beer can between your breast gets you jailed in Australia.
- Visual on the vices of young America - specifically, Starbucks, Fast Food, and Beer.
- Fivethirtyeight Blog piece on most popular drinks in different countries, and the amount they drink. The US has a lot of catching up to do. Also, the average French individual drinks over a glass of wine a day.
- Weirdest beers ever made!
- App that literally has you push a button for pizza.
8:34 pm • 2 September 2014 • 1 note
Food imperative of the day: Restaurants. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE liberally salt your goddamn fries, or at least give me a large cup of aioli to dip that flavorless shit in. Also, you don’t need to say ‘garlic’ aioli. It’s expected.
1:03 pm • 18 July 2014 • 1 note
I was crouched under some shrubs in the corner of a dark yard when it began to rain. I hadn’t seen the weather coming, and I was irrevocably wet before I could get to my rain jacket. Later I was scrubbing dirt from the wooden planks of a twenty-first floor balcony near Rittenhouse Square. The wind…
6:37 pm • 6 June 2014 • 3 notes
Of Eating Disorders and Food Blogs
Today, I’d like to discuss eating disorders. Yup, you heard me. True, this is a topic whic…
A topic fairly close to home.
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2:07 am • 1 June 2014 • 1 note
Hosting Memorial Day brunch. Oatmeal porridge bread. First Tartine No 3 recipe.
9:25 am • 26 May 2014 • 1 note
Rearranged the kitchen and bought some new materials. The bread bakers pantry: whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, bread flour, semolina flour, oatmeal, vital wheat gluten, and wheat germ. Oh, and protein powder.
3:25 pm • 25 May 2014
Fiddlehead ferns in the last week of the CSA. These are the creepiest looking veggies in the world. Boiled and topped with sesame oil and roasted sesame seeds.
5:13 pm • 11 May 2014
Second to last week of CSA share. Excess veggies because the person you spill with isn’t in town.
Afternoon goal: make as many frittatas as possible.
Ready set go.
12:55 pm • 3 May 2014