CK Food Links--Friday October 17, 2008

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet.
How the Blind Cook from Chocolate and Zucchini
Clotilde at C&Z interviews one of her readers who cooks--despite being blind. That's right, blind. Read this post if you are in need of some serious inspiration.

Total Disclosure from Alosha's Kitchen
This was one of the most moving posts I've ever read from a fellow food blogger. It's amazing to feel the sheer joy, happiness and pride simply bursting out of Alosha as she tells us her experiences learning how to cook. To me, this is what food blogging is all about.

Savory Roasted Grapes from I (heart) Kale:
"I know it sounds weird--but hear me out. Grapes are in season right now, and while they're plenty delicious just popped in your mouth as snacks or fermented into wine, sometimes autumn abundance just cries out for a little innovation. So last weekend, we decided to give grapes our household produce spa treatment, i.e. dousing them with olive oil and salt and roasting them. This resulted in a surprising and delectable addition to our game night buffet: savory grapes, warm from the oven and addictively salty-sweet."

Going Against Type at Caustic Musings
Are you going against your body type--and thus beating your head against the wall--when it comes to your goals for your physique? A great article from Maggie Wang's blog.

In Search of Nutrition Nirvana at Caustic Musings
Another really good post from Maggie on motivating yourself to eat healthy foods: "Instead of forcing myself to eat things I couldn't stand and setting myself up for failure and misery, I should have been circling all of the foods I truly liked on the approved list and building my menu from those."

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cake at Use Real Butter
Jen's own version of a cake from Death by Chocolate by Marcel Desaulniers. I think the best way to describe this recipe might be Annihilation by Chocolate. Sounds like paradise to me.

Five Ways to Save on Wedding Food at Cheap Healthy Good:
A thought-provoking post from Kris on how to put on a great wedding but cut out some of the really expensive things that really aren't worth the money. My suggestion? E-L-O-P-E.

Third World Cash
A new blog I've started reading that I thought worth sharing with you all. A personal finance and frugality blog written by a woman in the Philippines. She shares many of the same goals and applies many of the same concepts that you'll find in the typical US-based personal finance blog--except that her monthly income (after tax) is $400US.

Steak au Poivre at The Fumbling Foodie
I love recipes that sound (and taste) fancy but in reality can be made with ease. Dave shows us how to put together a recipe that, despite the haute classe title, is surprisingly easy to make.

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon Juice, Parsley and Thyme from Cream Puffs in Venice
Ivonne brings us an amazingly simple yet original carrot salad from her exceptional blog. I can't wait to try this one.

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melissa said...

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I wrote that post so earnestly and it seems that so many took it for what it was worth and more.

So I thank you, sincerely, for your kind words. It meant a lot.

Daniel Koontz said...

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