Here are some recipes and food news from around the interwebs, i.e. stuff I like. These posts and stories have been selected utilizing a most discerning palate, with an eye towards maturity (bento) and calorie-consciousness (gobs of cheese, peanut butter, and chocolate). Chow down.
Black Cod with Rhubarb Salsa from Cook Local
Image ©2010 Cook Local.
Spanish Frittata from A Mingling of Tastes
Ever since I lived in Spain, I’ve wanted to made an authentic tortilla de patatas. According to every authentic recipe I’ve read, it’s a finicky, thus daunting, task. This recipe from A Mingling of Tastes puts the essence of tortilla in frittata form, adding some feta and peppers, and has way easier preparation. I want to make this.
Image ©2010 A Mingling of Tastes.
Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners! from Just Bento
Bento, or artistic Japanese packed lunches, are my ultimate culinary aspiration. Seriously. I don’t want to make a perfect béchamel or develop a whole wheat sourdough levain that doesn’t cause sinus infections to flare up and eat my face from the inside.
I just want to make a Joss Whedon bento. Just once.
Image ©2010 Makiko Itoh.
My Top 10 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Closet Cooking
Kevin of Closet Cooking somehow manages to make something really awesome nearly every day. He gets on these kicks of fixation on one ingredient, and then over the course of a few weeks suddenly he’s made twenty recipes with it, and all somehow manage to seem accessible. Here he’s rounded up, well, the title is all, his top 10 grilled cheese sandwiches.
Image ©2010 Kevin Lynch.
Alert: Child Nutrition Month! from Zomppa
Zomppa has a great piece on Child Nutrition Month, with links to how we regular folks can help with childhood hunger and obesity, including BabyBites’ alarming one-year old Happy Meal that didn’t decompose one bit — it looks good as new.
reese’s peanut butter bars from Wicked Noodle
Image ©2010 The Wicked Noodle.