This is my first shot at finding the Posts of the Week and I have to say it's a very pleasurable way to justify a couple of hours browsing foodie blogs. It seems like there's a new one out there every day and there's so much quality it's very difficult to winnow down the choices. (As an aside, if any of our readers see something particularly deserving out there in blogland we'd love to hear from you. Write to Meg in Paris or Barrett at the addresses listed in "The Chefs".) So in no particular order, as is the custom, here is my selection for this week's Posts of the Week:
1. Everybody loves Pim. Even my favourite restaurant reviewer at the Observer, Jay Rayner, loves her, as I discovered recently. (I had suspicions when he mentioned in one review that he had dinner with his friend Pim, who is a fantastic writer!) Well, this week we can add professional chef Michel Porto to the list, as he described her dish of scallops with curry sauce and rice with leeks thusly: "This is perfect, respected textures, plenty of color and taste, not cream. It is not at all impossible that I might rework it for my menu next year...I've truly fallen in love." Well, we have fallen in love too and are naming her recipe for our humble award too. Congragulations, Pim!
A. Next up is another recipe, an intriguing mix of ingredients from Words to Eat By: Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Figs, and Mint. I can sympathise with her attempt to get her husband to like cauliflower - and congratulate her on the success! Obviously it's a great recipe!
I. I liked this post from Kitchen Monkey because it deals directly with an issue that is often dodged: eating cute animals. The recipe for Tunisian lamb stew is great too, but I liked the post for the frank approach to eating lamb (and the Donner party reference)!
So that's it for this week. Hope you enjoy the posts as much as I did!