Archive for April, 2006

Food Movies

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

From perusing eGullet… Answers given to the question: What’s the best food movie you’ve seen? I’d argue that some of these aren’t food movies per say. How about: Movies in which food is a character… Tampopo Big Night The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Like Water for Chocolate Felicia’s Journey Supersize Me [...]

Graham Crackers and the Inheritence of Food Memories

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

I’ve given you the means to make marshmallows, here’s a great companion recipe: Graham Crackers! If you are feeling authentically adverturous, Graham Flour can even be found online. I recently bought a box of Graham Crackers for some theraputic milk dunking and found myself in a perplexing picky eater position… somewhere along the line, a [...]

Gorgonzola Gnocchi with Apples and Walnuts

Friday, April 28th, 2006

This wonderful pasta dish is my quick dinner before going out to an art lecture tonight. It’s light, quick and a nice combination of textures and flavors. Light sweet crunch from the apples playing with the soft yielding gnocchi, wrapped up in the flavors of melted gorgonzola with an occasional high note from balsamic vinegar. [...]

Sweet Life Delivers!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Eugene pastry lovers rejoice- guess who has been added to the restaurant delivery service Pony Express? Sweet Life! I haven’t ordered for them to be delivered yet… it kind of feels too dirty to get pastries like that. Perhaps I will feel brave enough soon! Though with Pony Express’s flat fee of $3.95, you’d have [...]

Rosemary Flowers

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

My rosemary is crazy happy- which makes me crazy happy too since I don’t garden! It is a huge bush that is beautifully in bloom right now. Have you eaten rosemary flowers before? Know of recipes that call for them? I’m off to make grilled shrimp, skewered on sharpened rosemary branches… Monday, April 24th: Rob [...]

Basic Vanilla Marshmallows

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

pdf of basic vanilla marshmallow recipe for print out One of the main ways I use my own blog, is as a recipe receptacle. Here my papers don’t get lost, I don’t lose my adjustments or smudge my writing, and I can make easy recipe print outs to fall back on. One recipe I often [...]

Spicy Bacon Mayo

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Sweets and I made a wonderful journey through spicy food during our last cold together. Unfortunately our nasal afflictions had given our taste buds a vacation, or maybe they were protesting… either way, spiciness was one of the few sensations that our tongues relayed back to our brains. Decidedly tired of our bland palate we [...]

How to Make Sweet Sushi

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

My desire to make fake sushi has been rolling around my head for quite sometime. My first output was to make it with clay- a project that was fun, but got consumed up when it came to rice making… which is a hint as to how my compulsions play out! This project isn’t very easy [...]

Lead and Chocolate

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

In sleuthing around Science New’s online archives, I found an article on Lead Contaminated Chocolates that is available for non-subscribers to view. I didn’t read the article thoroughly at the time, just filed it away for future reading. However news involving Dagoba Chocolates has brought this information back into light. In the food world, Chocolates [...]

Bartender Nevers

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Bartender at Eugene’s El Vacquero and consultant in much more of Eugene’s bar scene, Jeffrey Morgenthaler maintains a website that serves as a great resource for original cocktails and general good bar advice. Study up and check out his Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Bartender and Seven Things You Should Never Catch [...]

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