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.
1. Let's start this week with breakfast. But let's not start with a wimpy continental breakfast of lightweight pastries and juice. Let's start with noodle pie's comparison of proper English breakfasts in Scotland, what one waitress with a Midlands accent in Gibraltar once told us was "a proper fry". Beans and tomatoes, black sausage, white sausage, a bit of ham-like bacon, maybe a bit of haggis, and a fried egg should hold you over until, oh say, Thursday?
A. I've been watching Culinary Epiphanies' progress at making real yeast bread from suggestions from a kids site called the exploratorium. She's really close to being able to bake a loaf of what promises to be some delicious Berkley sourdough. Check out her progress and watch to see what happens over the next week!
I. Finally, the popular F*** Corporate Groceries site is celebrating its third year. Jessica Davis swore off Jewel and Dominick's and now even Whole Foods, Treasure Island and Trader Joe's to live only on groceries and foods from small local grocers and farmers markets. Three years later she and the site are going strong. Wish her a happy blog birthday.
And I'd like to wish my wife and her maid of honor Nataline good luck tomorrow as they run 13 miles in my wife's first half-marathon. I'll be checking out the bookstores of Hyde Park and sipping on a coffee at the Medici while they run so they'll have some moral support. I tell you, I give and I give...