"food blog" news and stories
There are so many overbearingly opinionated blogs. What a relief to finally find a site where doctors and scientists debate over hot topics. And, rather than totally ignoring what everyone else has to say, it fosters continued discussion with comments. Also, the site provides news headlines dealing with the various questions.
From all the food-related issues that Opposing Views thoroughly covers, I found the topic on caffeine the most interesting. This is no doubt due to my over sensitivity to caffeinated products. Also, increasingly we hear stories in the news stating that coffee can reduce our risks of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and colon cancer. Just this past January, the media stated that doctors confirmed that while coffee helps fight type two diabetes, caffeine makes it worse. Such a contradictory study gives one an even stronger reason to check out this debate on Opposing Views.
The Cupcake Bakeshop was one of the first food blogs I read, back when I was just dipping my toe into the world of online recipes, writing and drool-worthy food photography. I've always been inspired by Cheryl's creative approach to baking and the ways in which she tried to re-imagine familiar tastes so that they translated to a single serving cake.
Last week, after a little over three years, more than 75 original cupcake recipes and the birth of her child, Cheryl is closing the Cupcake Bakeshop. The silver lining in this unfortunate storm cloud is that her recipes are still online and will continue to be available to serve as a inspiration resource to aspiring cupcake bakers everywhere.
Filed under: On the Blogs
As many of you know, the nation's screenwriters are currently on strike. Every time I hear a news report about the strike, I start to wonder how many of those screenwriters are spending their time. They can't all be out on the picket lines and, as I well know, the urge to write is strong. So strong, in fact, that some of the striking screenwriters, led by writer Amy Ephron, have started a food blog!
They have started One of the Table, a blog that is described as being about "Food, Politics and Love." Right now, on their stories page they have essays up by Laraine Newman, Delia Ephron, Holly Goldberg Sloan and Arianna Huffington. I am particularly taken with an essay by Denise Gruska entitled The Only Girl at School with a Liverwurst Sandwich. Not all the authors are striking writers, but many of them are. It's nice to see them channeling their talents into such a neat endeavor. Hopefully it will live on after a contract is negotiated and they return to work.
[via Epi Log]
I can probably count on my fingers how many times I've actually cooked for more people than just myself over the past couple of years. This makes me either really lonely or really picky about who I cook for. Probably the former, since I eat most of my meals alone watching television.*
Jade Walker, who maintains several cool blogs, has a food blog called Cooking For 2. The layout is really simple and great, just different recipes each day, and its easy to navigate. She has a recipe up for Mashed Potatoes, which is appropriate. This has quickly become one of my favorite food blogs.
(This goes along well with Marisa's post on National Eat Dinner Together Week.)
* This would be sad but I love television!
Filed under: On the Blogs
- Some great recipes using ripe produce from farmstands, including Basil Lemonade, Stewed Corn and Tomatoes with Okra, and Summer Pudding with Blueberries and Raspberries.
- Summer means cold foods you hold in your hand, such as Raspberry Chocolate Ice Pops and Coconut Macaroon and Lemon-Ice Cream Sandwiches.
- A conversation with author Sheila Lukins.
- A quick guide to eating in Italy.
- Editor Tanya Wenman Steel has a blog (but I don't see Slashfood listed in her "Blogs We Like." Come on!)
- More recipes for July: Smoked Bluefish Pate, Cherry Pie, Penne with Pea Pesto, and Thousand Island Slaw with Chicken.