Tooting our own horn:
96,000 pretzels and counting….Team Brave Horse gives a great interview on Eater Seattle.
Look for asparagus prices to jump as reported by Oregon Live.com. Some Eastern Washington asparagus growers plan to plow up part of their fields to plant other crops. Despite the grower’s market and high prices for the consumer, asparagus is a work-intensive crop, and farm labor is more difficult to come by these days.
Many have reported on the flap over the California ban on foie gras, but the most thoughtful piece we’ve found (called “The R spot” for self “R”ighteous moralistic indignation) is this one by Mark Pastore from the SF restaurant Incanto’s website.
Autumn Martin’s new joint, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, is reported by Voracious to be opening in Ballard this month. Molten chocolate cakes in mason jars and boozy milkshakes! Can’t wait!
Don’t forget to check out our Blog Buddies to the right:
Joy of Cooking now has an online site! Check it out! (I met John Becker, great grandson of Irma Rombauer, at the SFA Symposium last October and he told me he was working on this.)
Do you ever cook when you’re angry? Check out this intriguing piece of food writing, “Angry Breakfast Eggs,” from Poor Man’s Feast.