Did you have a good week? I’m still giddy about the NBC Latino profile published on Wednesday.
This week was a little uneventful in our kitchen, typical of the March/April work crunch. I had plenty of greens from Sunday’s market, so we had mostly salads. Yesterday I got around making a big batch of vegetable stock – a surprising “first”. Some of it ended up in in a creamy cauliflower soup (sans cream), some will go into an orange-scented lentil soup. Both are efforts to catch up with FFwD recipes. I am especially motivated to complete all these now that I bit the bullet and signed up for the IFBC. Dorie Greenspan will be the keynote speaker and a big bunch of the group bloggers will be in attendance.
On to this week’s Friday Tasty Links!
- The Plate Project (Food and Wine)
The future of food is conceptualized on a paper plate by chefs, artists, and other food people. This particular link focuses on the Aesthetes, but there also interpretations by “Provocateurs”, “Thinkers”, “Post-Modernists”. Some interpretations are gorgeous, some scary… all worth a look.
- Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet ‘There’s Only One Rooster’ (Business Week)
This article has been out for almost a month now, but it is a pretty cool account on the rise of this now ubiquitous hot sauce and the company that produces most of it.
- The Communal Table: Rules, Tips and General Etiquette (Bon Appetit)
The communal table trend will not go away. We’ve had both great and awkward experiences dining in restaurants with communal seating, and these guidelines are definitely handy.
- Evernote Food Update Brings OpenTable And Foursquare Integration, Recipe Sharing & More (TechCrunch)
I’ve had this application on my phone for a while and truth be told, I barely use it. Although I’m not really into checking into places through Foursquare/Yelp/Gowalla/FB, the Open Table integration sounds interesting.
(I’d love to do a post on essential food applications for smart phones – let’s start the discussion in the comments!)
- Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting (Summer Tomato)
I love Darya Pino. I think if I were asked “if you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be”, it would be a double date with her and her fiance Kevin Rose. Her blog, Summer Tomato, is probably the most sensible and just plain cool site I know that covers all aspects of healthy eating. I was able to contribute to her site with a feature about the organic farmers’ market I visit on a bi-weekly basis two summers ago. Back on topic, her book, Foodist, will be released in May. The book is meant to be a practical guide on how to structure your life in a way that makes it easier to make the best choices regarding food and exercise. From the source, “The goal of Foodist is to make your life awesome”. Who wouldn’t want that?