Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Mandu, Shu Mai and Pioneers Paisà : Quality Rather Than Appearance

A cultural saga ~
The 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010 ~

"Will our love of noses, tails, and the now-tired "rock star" metaphor ever fade? It certainly didn't in 2010"

Events and trends that shook up the food policy, sustainability, and restaurant worlds in the past year, from food safety to food trucks to the arrival of "Frankenfish"...
Read more: The 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010; theatlantic.com




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"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good." ~Alice May Brock

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations

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Asian comfort food
~ More than seven centuries later Mongols invaded Korea, the invaders’ snack of choice, the humble dumpling, endures in the Korean pantry...
Read more: Technique: Mandu: Korean Dumplings, Two Ways; starchefs.com

~ If you focus on quality rather than appearance, homemade shu mai — Chinese-style dumplings — will taste better than any you’ve eaten...
Read more: Steamed Dumplings: Homemade Is the Way; nytimes.com




Pioneers paisà
Los Angeles has always had Italian restaurants, but after these paisà hit town, everything changed...

Read more: Veni, Vidi, Vici!; latimesmagazine.com



Part performance art, part dinner service
Art Basel Breakfast Show - Jennifer Rubell, known for her elaborate, interactive food "happenings."...
Read more: The Most Artistic Meal of the Day; esquire.com


Tools of the Trade
If you’re a chef, chances are you’re in love with the high-def gloss of a new white plate, the crinkle of wrapping material being unpacked...
Read more: The Hottest Kitchen Equipment of 2010; starchefs.com






Holiday table
This holiday season, hundreds of fast food outlets will Frenchify the traditional beef burger, the only way they know how...
Read more: Filet-O-Foie Gras: Luxe Burgers Come to France; time.com

~ French twist on Jewish cake; miamiherald.com


Travel bites
On a trip to Moscow to cook for three nights at the Soho Rooms, a relatively new club with a restaurant where Laura Bridge does all the cooking...
Read more: A feast in Moscow: Mark Hix used local ingredients to cook up a banquet on a recent trip to Russia; independent.co.uk




Time travel bites
What happens when one of the most farsighted chefs in the world opens a restaurant firmly rooted in the past, circa 1558, championing British food from Tudor times up?...
Read more: A Very Heston Holiday; nytimes.com



Pantry notes
~ Funny how just the word “cake” produces results...
Read more: What Makes a Recipe Headnote So Good You Want to Rush into the Kitchen? diannej.com

~ Calabrian Bomb; latimesmagazine.com
~ Espresso gives kick to Creole fudge cake; miamiherald.com






Healthy corner
~ New guidelines released this morning are aimed at getting everyone on the same page when it comes to diagnosing and treating food allergies...
Read more: The Checkup - Food-allergy guidelines released; washingtonpost.com

~ The skinny on holiday food gifts; washingtonpost.com
~ Do you know what's in your food? Food ingredients Mix-and-match quiz; consumerreports.org


From the mixer
~ A third of men won't lend a hand in the kitchen this Christmas; dailymail.co.uk
~ Season's eatings: Pitfalls of the office potluck; blogs.consumerreports.org


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Appetibilis
~ 5 Spice Honeycrisp Appletini; garlicandseasalt.blogspot.com
~ Apple Chips Recipe (GF); washingtonpost.com
~ Roasted Tomato Sauce | Roasted Tomato Pesto; sophisticatedgourmet.com
~ French Chicken Thighs in Cilantro Sauce; deedeesdelights.blogspot.com
~ Lime-Basil Sorbet; mistress-of-spices.com

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