April 9, 2005
Posts Of the Week
Too Many Chefs post of the week

Posts of the Week is not sure, but we think we saw Charlie Trotter with a peanut butter, foie gras, and jelly sandwich on the #22 bus this morning...

1. Kate at Accidental Hedonist is always a good read. This week she educates the unwashed (no really, you have a little smudge right there) in her Wine 101 Series. First up, Looks and Smells, then two parts on how to taste wine. (Spoiler: it involves the tongue).

I. Tommy J has a kitchen. Tommy J cooks. Tommy J knows you shouldn't add salt to water when cooking until the water is hot, and he explains why. Great tip.

A. The "delicious looking recipe of the week" cames from Nordljus. Having trouble deciding whether to eat your roses or your pomegranites with your poultry? Do both - Grilled Quail with Rose Petals, and Grilled Quail with Pomegranite Molasses in the same post. Hungry yet?

Oh, one note this week. I would have included a post by a very good new(ish) blog from LA but the author insists on using the term "flog" for food blog and it hits me like nails on a chalkboard. While I'm sure that this odious term will gain acceptance (further corrupting the language) I won't help. "Flogging" to me is either using a cat-o-nine or in a more modern context selling something - usually something cheap and disreputable. That's not what we do. We may be disreputable, but we're certainly not cheap.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at April 9, 2005 8:17 AM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

Flog? Noooooo! That is taking the contraction a little too far. What is wrong with "food blog"? 8 letters, 2 short words, describes perfectly - do we really need to modify?

Posted by Suebob on April 9, 2005 at 10:47 AM

I agree. If "flogging" is claimed by the foodblogging community, what term will the real flogging bloggers use? Such appropriation will doubtless cause uproar among self-flagellent webloggers.

Um, I wish I hadn't thought any of that.

Posted by Elsa on April 9, 2005 at 12:53 PM

just wanted to let you know that I really like this weekly round-up, AND that you make me laugh! The feuding chefs reviews are great.

Posted by Alisa on April 9, 2005 at 3:07 PM
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