Thursday, 18 November 2010

Ambrosial Odors, Sweet Notes, Traditions = Culinary Inspiration!

Eureka Moments ~
Where Culinary Inspiration Comes From

"Inspiration, revelation, what about the motivation that gets the cooks cooking in the first place"

Sometimes the only thing better than finding inspiration yourself is seeing someone else overcome by it. And although chefs might always be on the lookout...
Read more: Eureka Moments: Where Culinary Inspiration Comes From; theatlantic.com







"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations





Thanksgiving ago and ...
~ When Thanksgiving Day dawns, the ambrosial odors of roasting turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy will rise from camp kitchens round the world...
Read more: Clementine Paddleford Food Flashes: 1940s Archive; gourmet.com

~ Thanksgiving in L.A.: a tradition across cultural lines; thisisbrandx.com
~ Vegan potluck celebrates a meat-free Thanksgiving; washingtonpost.com




Sweet notes
Growing up in Porto, in the North of Portugal, inspired by a magic ingredient as sugar can be. What can be created with...

Read more: Ancient Desserts; swide.com




Chefs' talks
~ To research regional American dishes for his upcoming Manhattan restaurant, chef Andrew Carmellini road-tripped around the country...
Read more: Best American Regional Classic Recipes; foodandwine.com

~ Nigella is a beauty with balls who doesn’t much care what anybody thinks about her or her food...
Read more: Bain: In the kitchen with Nigella; thestar.com







Hot spots
~ A new restaurant featuring a faux Polynesian menu of sticky, sweet, fried and wok-tossed dishes is surprisingly winning...
Read more: Pomp and Pu Pu and All That Noise; nytimes.com

~ At Alinea in Chicago, 3 Michelin Stars and a Taste of Autumn; nytimes.com


Travel bites
~ The French have known about terroir for centuries. Loosely translated as the "taste of place,"...
Read more: 10 great places to sample local food and wine; usatoday.com

~ London's 1000 most influential people 2010: Foodies; thisislondon.co.uk




Chef story
Just two years ago, chef Nancy Silverton was riding high. Her eateries—Campanile, La Brea Bakery, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza...

Read more: Second Course; latimesmagazine.com




Pantry notes
It seems many very good cooks swear by an unusual branded ingredient in traditional dishes...
Read more: The secret (branded) ingredient; guardian.co.uk


Snack time
A very cute website and a great idea for a fun, and healthy holiday snack for your kids!...
Read more: Healthy Holiday Snack; canadianfamily.ca







Healthy corner
~ How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us | Eating Well; eatingwell.com


Check also:
~ the ockstyle digest
~ the gluten free etc... daily
~ the andante con gusto daily





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Appetibilis
~ Pumpkin Nutella Cake; twopeasandtheirpod.com
~ Making Royal Icing; joepastry.com
~ Black Chocolate Bundt Cake; citrusandcandy.com
~ Pumpkin Cream Pie; thepioneerwoman.com
~ Proper pumpkin scones; bakeandbloom.com

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...

Pumpkin Scones on FoodistaPumpkin Scones

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