From Too Many Chefs -

November 19, 2005
Posts of the Week
Too Many Chefs post of the week

Vegas oddsmakers are laying 16-1 odds that I can't make it through this POTW without choosing a Thanksgiving-related post. Let's watch, shall we?

A. Deccanheffalump at the Cook's Cottage has picked her Top Ten Best Indian cookbooks. Cooking Indian food at home is beginning to come into its own in American homes, and one or more of these books belongs on your cookbook shelf.

1. A great post doesn't have to be long. It can be short and insanely useful like this post of Five Cooking Tips on Eat it Up Now. I'm going to need a photo of how you cut a tomato on the bias to prevent seed escape, though. I just don't get it.

I. It wouldn't be a Posts of the Week without a good recipe. How about Tiger & Strawberries' Bejing stir fried lamb and leeks? Yowza.

See? A whole pre-Thanksgiving POTW with nary a mention of cranberry dressing and turkey. It CAN be done. Now to go collect my winnings. What do you mean the tag paragraph at the end counts too? Hey! I wuz robbed.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at November 19, 2005 7:00 AM | TrackBack

Thanks for featuring my recipe, Barrett--I am particularly pleased with how that one turned out.

Posted by Barbara on November 19, 2005 at 11:37 AM

Thanks for putting my blog on your shelf Barrett!

Posted by deccanheffalump on November 19, 2005 at 11:47 PM

No photo yet, but here's the idea:

Place the tomato on the cutting board with the stem part face up, in the middle. Now lean the tomato over about 20 degrees to one side, so the stem part is pointing not straight up but a bit angled. Now slice vertically through the tomato, just as you normally would.

Eesh, much easier to do than to explain.

Posted by Emmef on November 20, 2005 at 9:33 PM