From Too Many Chefs -

September 4, 2004
Posts of the Week

Each week, we pick three posts we particularly enjoyed over the last week from the vast community of excellent food bloggers. Maybe these posts were funny, maybe they were great recipes or a particularly well-written review of a restaurant. Maybe they just were the right post for us at the right time. If you haven't read them, this should give you a chance to go back and catch them before they disappear into the archives.

First off, I'm very angry with all you bloggers this week. Many of you took it easy and enjoyed the last week of summer by not blogging much, but those of you that did write turned out some great stuff. Do you know how hard it was to pick only three entries for the Posts of the Week? Do you? I don't think you do.

It was very hard, but here are three I particularly liked this week.

1. We can't let this week pass without acknowledging Lenndevours Worldwide Wine Blogging Wednesday. In the spirit of Is My Blog Burning? Lenn asked us all to pick a New World Merlot under $15 and write our impressions of it. 17 1/2 (!?) entrants participated. It was a great idea for a shared event and I'm looking forward to the second edition in October.

A. The end of summer is on the mind of chika in Hawaii, also known as "she who eats" (not to be confused with Rumpole of the Bailey's "She who must be obeyed"). Among the delectables about to disappear are fresh peaches. She who eats takes advantage of the last few to make a Peach, Honey and Cardamom Wine Cordial. I have to tell you it was hard to pick this one over her previous post on Pina Colada chiffon cake. The deciding factor was that Meg in Paris of our fair blog nominated the Cordial. But it was close.

I. I knew when I read the title of Zucchini and Chocolate's Zucchini and Polenta Tart that I was in trouble. I love savory tarts; I love polenta; and Clotide always does good things with zucchini recipes. Take a good look at that picture. It makes me want to put one of these tarts together right now.

Just missing it this week is Eat Chicago, which has been turning out some great posts lately. If you get a chance, check out some fascinating photos of an enormous tuna loin from a Japanese market outside Chicago that look more like they came from a market in Chiba.

Also just missing were the two posts from Seattle Bon Vivant on homemade cardamom accented Palmiers, a heart-shaped, flaky pastry treat that looks delicious.

If everyone keeps making posts like these, it's going to get harder and harder to pick just three each week (Shut up, I did so pick three. Sure there are seven links on the page, but that's just a technicality. Nitpicker.)

Enjoy the barbecues this weekend, and see you next week!

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at September 4, 2004 7:30 AM | TrackBack