Recipe development can be a lot of fun, nourishing not only your body but fulfilling that part of you that likes, needs, to be creative. Jan and I are both creative people, and cooking can be a wonderful outlet for that part of ourselves on even the busiest day.
Another bonus to recipe development is that (provided you didn’t screw up too bad) you can eat your mistakes. Such was the case with the chocolate cashew tart I made last week. Continue reading
Once a week we share some of the food related things we are interested in. This will sometimes include links to recipes from other bloggers, articles about food in general, and perhaps even the occasional review of a kitchen tool. For now, at least, I’m calling this What’s Out There Wednesday.
For this first installment I’d like to highlight a few of the food bloggers that have inspired me these past few years. These are blogs that I visit not only for the recipes and gorgeous food photos, but for the writing as well.
Celebrated cookbook author David Lebovitz has one of the oldest food blogs out there. A former pastry chef at Chez Panisse in San Francisco, CA, he now lives in Paris, France. David brings a pastry chef’s eye for detail to all of his recipes, both sweet and savory, and writes with humor and candor about living in one of the greatest (and sometimes not so great) cities in the world. One of the first recipes I cooked from David’s site (and the reason I now own a few of his cookbooks) was Roast Chicken With Caramelized Shallots, and as simple, juicy, and delicious as it was, what impressed me the most about it was the fact that Continue reading