Each week, we pick three posts we particularly enjoyed over the last week from the vast community of excellent food bloggers. Maybe these posts were funny, maybe they were great recipes or a particularly well-written review of a restaurant. Maybe they just were the right post for us at the right time. If you haven't read them, this should give you a chance to go back and catch them before they disappear into the archives.
A. New York is unusually blessed with good food blogs. Continuing that tradition is Urban Edibles ("a knife, a fork, a bottle and a cork - that's the way we spell New York" - guess they don't eat soup) who give us a recipe for Mussles, Bacon and Apples. The recipe looks good, but the guide to what apples you should eat when below that recipe is what sold me on this post. A meal and an education, what more could you ask?
1. Shiokadelicious! was one of the first food blogs I read regularly. I come from a Western tradition (more of a "if your food's brown or white it's all right - green or red - get takeout instead" to be honest), so it's been an education reading about the delights of Shiok-Eats. This week, Renee acquaints us with the legend of Mid-Autumn or Mooncake or Lantern festival. This is why the Internet is great. Fifteen years ago, I might have seen five minutes on this on a National Geographic special. Now I can read Renee's take on the mythology, customs, and food that go into making the festival.
I. I completely missed the Domestic Goddess's Sugar High Fridays event until today. In the vein of IMBB? The DG is encouraging people to make sugary goodies on Fridays. She's still gathering entries for the inagural edition, but in the meantime, go take a look at her own White Chocolate and Pecan Nanaimo Bars, which are pretty tempting.
I also discovered this week the seventh edition of the "Carnival of Recipes" I'm not sure how many of these new events the TMC gang will be participating in. I can see the special events proliferating until we have three main dishes due on Tuesdays, a half-dozen salads on Thursdays, Wine on Wednesdays, and Sugary Desserts on Fridays. When the heck do we get time to eat these dishes and try the recipes our fellow bloggers have put together?
...Or maybe Too Many Chefs just needs to start a Variety-Meats Monday so we have an event of our own. Start gathering those recipes for cow lung, goat spleen, and otter pancreas, cause we're coming for you!