You report, we decide. Each week we pick three posts from the food-o-sphere and celebrate them. This week the three we've chosen are:
I. Fall weather calls for fall food. Over at Woolfit, it's mac and cheese time, but with a bit of mustard, pine nuts, and a bottle of Red Fox ale. I don't know that I'll be able to track down the Red Fox, but I'm sure a local micro will take its place nicely for my purposes.
1. Waiters are on our mind this week. First a maitre d' in deeply blue New York City's Freeman's restaurant refused to seat the Bush twins Jenna and NotJenna saying "I'm sorry we're full up right now, and will be for the next four years," and now this amusing post from Waiter Rant reminds us how the people who serve us often put on a bright smiling face while they're seething inside at our ignorance. Don't be that guy.
A. And no, we haven't forgotten what's coming up on Thursday for those of us in the U.S.A. Michael Chu at Cooking For Engineers presents a classic roast turkey. The presentation is simple, the pictures and instructions clear and the recipe summarization brilliant as usual. Read the comments. Lots of good discussion about "maintaining thermal energy" and why (despite what Meg in Paris thinks) stuffing is evil.
It's a shame Thanksgiving isn't a global holiday. It really should be. I'll be in southern Kentucky this week enjoying my in-laws' company over a good meal. Have a happy one and see you next week.