February 18, 2006
Posts of the Week
Too Many Chefs post of the week

I would have a snappy into here, but Posts of the Week woke up to -3 Fahrenheit with -20 wind chill this morning (quite literally), so we're busy thawing out our snark. Let's find three posts to warm our collective cockles, eh?

1. A nice heartwarming story would work wonders, but all the Food Whore has is a story that bites for the main player. Or doesn't bite, more accurately.

A. Coconuts grow in warm climates, like the ones I'd like to excape to until this cold snap is over. Mahanandi makes a traditional Southern Indian coconut chutney with shallot sambar that brings a bit of the southern Indian heat back home. Every time I read Mahanandi I understand more just how much I don't understand about Indian cusisine.

I. You know what else can be warming? A nice hot slice of pizza. Slice exerpts New York Times' regular contributor Ed Levine's new book, Pizza: A Slice of Heaven, with a discussion of the East Coast's so-called Pizza Belt. There's a pizza timeline in a second excerpt of the development of pizza in America.

Of course pizza can be frozen, too so maybe that last wasn't the best choice. Hmm. Stay warm and if you are warm, send a little psychic warmth to those of us deep in the frost belt as we think of everything possible to bake today to keep the oven on and the house warm.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at February 18, 2006 7:49 AM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

Indira's writing brings me closer to tackling the foods of southern India. Every day I read her, I get braver about it. Until then, I will keep cooking the northern Indian goodies I am more familiar with.

But yeah--that chutney looked gorgeous, didn't it?

Posted by Barbara on February 19, 2006 at 2:42 PM
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