Ripped from today's headlines, it's - Posts of the Week!
Posts of the Week is where we here where the chefs are aplenty read the ever-expanding food blogosphere and pick out three posts from the previous week that we think are well worth reading.
A. The first post this week is really a series of posts. Astrid from Wrapped in Dough is in China and backpacking through some amazing places, and reporting back on the foods and sites of the region. All the posts in the series are delightful, including a stop at a night market in Yichang, hotpot in Chongqing, and a trip to the Buddhist mountain of Emei Shan where he has overpriced noodles in a setting out of Kundun. The point of dining is so often not just about sustenance, but about things like family and culture and adventure. It's the trip of a lifetime and I'll be watching Astrid's progress.
1. Winter for me is tea time (I just finished a very nice cup of the stuff with milk, thank you very much). I can't say that I pair my tea with my foods the way a sommelier would with wine or the way Umami and Carrie from Tea Bone Zen Mind pair food with tea for a pre-Lunar New Year's party. I'm glad someone is giving tea the respect it deserves. Maybe I need to go brew another pot...
I. Tis the season to travel, it seems. Chika, of She Who Eats, travelled to Japan and brings us back a recollection of a selection of "entremets" (or sweets) from the Tokyo outpost of French chocolatier Pierre Hermé. The pictures of the little delights are larger than life, as are the decriptions of the flavors. All in all, a very sweet post.
That's the lot this week. See you back here for next week's Posts of the Week.