From Too Many Chefs -

July 3, 2005
Posts of the Week
Too Many Chefs post of the week

Okay, it's been a while since we scanned the blogosphere looking for tasty treats. Barrett's vacation started last week (yes, I am jealous) and we were off in the UK visiting my stepdaughter. At the exact moment when I should have been writing the Posts of the Week, I was speeding through a ten loop roller coaster with a screaming 12 year old girl next to me. Sometimes in life you gotta make difficult choices.

But we are back this year and back with a vengeance. One thing I noticed in my research is that EVERYBODY AND HIS BROTHER (OR SISTER) filled in one of those meme questionnaires in the last week. (Oh yeah, I've got one in the pipeline too, just haven't had the time to write it up...)

So here are the non-meming posts of the week:

A. First up is Bunny Pie, a new (to us) Chicago blogger with her recipe for lemonade. As everyone knows, I'm a huge lemonade fan, so I was interested in this somewhat more elaborate route to the yellow lemony nectar. I'll have to give it a try! I also loved the strawberries in the glass. That I am definitely going to try.

1. Moving from Barrett's locale over to mine, we have Louise from A Moveable Feast but she's writing about something that you can't get over here in Paris: Krispy Kreme Donuts. She tells us how to - gasp - order Krispy Kremes off the menu. Sounds like a fun game to me. Although Burger King used to guarantee to serve you anyway you want it, it's still pretty rare in the fast food world to get anything off menu.

I. Moving to the West Coast of the US, we find Dr. Biggles of Meathenge taking a local journalist to task for sloppy journalistic research. Of course, he was defending his beloved Fatted Calf butcher shop, which is no surprise to anyone who reads his blog regularly. Some day. Some day I'm going to visit California and go to the Fatted Calf and maybe I'll run into Dr. Biggles there and shake his hand. Some day. Anyway, I applaud his pointing out sloppy journalism where he sees it. Too often I see something that makes me fume and I do nothing about it.

So that's it for this week. I'm off to finish counting my cookbooks...

Posted by Meg in Sussex at July 3, 2005 7:21 AM | TrackBack

Meg, Biggles should be able to arrange a tour of Meat Central if you're out here.

But, yeah, that guy just didn't know how to cook what he had. Not surprising with FC merchandise - crepinettes are not exactly every day fare even out here in the Gourmet Ghetto - but no excuse for not asking.

(I'm in the "more for me" camp. ;-)

Posted by Charlotte on July 3, 2005 at 5:45 PM

I'll definitely be writing to a lot of the great bloggers on the West coast if ever I get back out that way. I have a brother in Portland, so it's not impossible!

Posted by Meg in Paris on July 5, 2005 at 3:56 AM

Salut Meg! Thanks for the link! I think the universal trick to getting any food off the menu - fast or fine - is involving your food workers in the conspiratorial fun of thinking outside of the box - or off the conveyor belt.

Posted by Louisa on July 5, 2005 at 12:49 PM

Also, treating them like human beings capable of taking an independent decision probably helps! Thanks for a great idea!

Posted by Meg in Paris on July 5, 2005 at 4:24 PM