My friend Kevin Rosinbum, a seriously talented photographer, cook, and renaissance guy, turned me on to this page at Traditional Oven – Initially, I was impressed with the versatility of the yeast conversions they had cookin’ there – Then I started poking around on the myriad of other stuff on that right hand column, and my impressed became a seriously wowed.
Here’s a wow – Turns out Salvador Dali wanted to cook for a living, not paint. Way back in ’73, the iconic artist published Le Diners de Gala, a lavishly illustrated tome dedicated to the astounding meals he and his wife Gala produced for some epic parties, (as if a party thrown by Dali would be anything less). It’s not a surprise that we’d not heard of this gem before – There are reportedly 400 or less copies of the book still extant.
Now, all of that is about to change for the better – Taschen is about to republish this epic volume, filled with recipes, pictures, illustrations, and the ramblings of the maestro himself. Among the calorie laden cornucopia of truly bizarre dishes, there may be some real gems. And in any case, it’s guaranteed not to be boring.
Our friend Nandini owns Goan Imports, a wealth of recipes, insights, as well as wonderful ingredients and supplies from this truly fascinating culture. Goan food reflects a fascinating blend of Indian and Portuguese cooking traditions. The results are bold, subtle, and complex – And delicious!
Nandini just posted this wonderful Tomato Chutney recipe – we thought this was not only a must make, but a must share. Enjoy, and make sure you head over to her blog and dig right in – There’s much, much more there to get excited about.
I’ve written here on the FIFO principle before; standing for First In, First Out, it’s a core concept to adopt in any kitchen. FIFO is critical to food safety, and the best way to reduce waste in your kitchen.
This weekend, I was cooking at my Sister’s, when… Well, I’ll just let her tell the story – Check it out here.
Green Gardening with Ann Lovejoy – If you’re not following her already, ya aughta!
Award winning Northwest gardening author Ann Lovejoy, (AKA, my Big Sis), writes a wonderful and highly useful blog, hosted over at our friend Alice Doyle’s Loghouse Plants website. It’s a regular delight, full of sage gardening advice and fabulous recipes, with emphasis on vegetarian fare, growing your own, and local sourcing.
I found about Chef Cheryl, who lives and cooks down in Florida, through our friend Nandini at Goan Imports. Cheryl has a great blog full of food centered on the sea, of course, as well as fun stuff to do when you find yourself down her way.
Check out We Graze Together, a wonderful food blog share Cheryl started recently, filled with folks you’ll definitely want to check out. I’ve been wading through the participants, and am finding a wealth of great folks and food. Trust me when I promise that you’ll enjoy it as much as I am.
Big thanks to Cheryl for adding us, and definitely check these sites out!