Dave and Oprah patched things up this week. It was inspiring. SO inspiring that Posts of the Week is willing to extend an E-V-O-Olive branch to Rachael Ray. Rach, here's the deal; come on our blog and we'll have a weepy reconciliation. I know you have a hard time getting media exposure, so please, take this opportunity. We get literally dozens of readers per day. You can't get that on basic cable, can you? Think about it.
1. Seriously Good is a great blog for seasonal recipes. The Paper Chef winner helps advance Calvin Trillan's Quixotic quest to have Fettucini Carbonara displace turkey as the holiday meal of choice. I've had one or two pasta comas that make me think that on one level, pasta carbonara would replace turkey nicely. Of course you couldn't make a soup with the pasta carcass the next day. Or can you?
A. "My philosophy: any dessert that first requires a trip to Home Depot can't be all bad." And no, Tarting it Up is not talking about blowing some R-30 fiberglass into a pumpkin. The topic is creme brulee, and the answer is MORE POWER!
I. At last, a competition I'm sure to enter. Food is seriously difficult to photograph. Rachael at Fresh Approach Cooking has come up with the "My Blog Went up in Flames" event, which "honors" the WORST food photos. Send her a sample photo before Sunday if you think you can compete with my awful photographic attempts from the early days of this blog. (I said, from the EARLY DAYS of this blog.) Ha! Puny mortals. Tremble before my bad photography.
Rachel, Alton. Alton, Rachael. Ra-chael, Al-ton. Al-ton, Ra-chael.