Posts of the Week asks, "You're telling me 40 days and 40 nights on that ark and Noah never ONCE thought about firing up the barbecue?" If you also find that hard to believe, (or if you're busy munching on a unicorn burger), you'll really have trouble believing how good these three posts are:
A. You may have noticed a recent surfeit of squash recipes on our site. Well, heck - 'tis the season and you can't get these lovely hard winter squash just any old time of the year, so when they're here, you have to use them. The Passionate Cook uses some butternut squash and pumpkinseeds to make this Squash bites with pumpkinseed pesto recipe that would be at home in any squash-loving household.
I. Ideas in Food is a collaboration between husband and wife chefs H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa. The ideas they find in food are usually elegant, and occasionally strange but compelling like their Pastrami Reuben Fritters. They're even made with rye flour with mustard and swiss to convey the whole Reuben experience. Serve with a big half-sour pickle, I guess.
1. Sometimes my wife claims I buy strange ingredients with no idea what I'm going to do with them. And sometimes, I see recipes like this Stuffed Brinjal Curry (Gutti Vankaaya Kura) from Indira at Mahanandi and I stast thinking about where I can get the beautiful little Thai eggplants that she stuffs with a spicy, nutty paste. It's a beautiful dish.
One final note - we want to express our appreciation for the work Paul over at the KIPlog Food Blog has been doing for so long. We discover many of the food blogs we feature on the Posts of the Week through his listings. The number of food blogs on the web is increasing at an exponential rate, and Paul somehow keeps up with it all.
Next week, we examine three more posts of quality, none of which will involve winter squash. Really. I promise. OK, I don't really promise, but I'll try.