Link Soup – 1/15/2010

  • Eat Your Books (h/t the kitchn ) – this is a really, really cool concept. You create an account (30-day free trial!) and add the cookbooks you own to your virtual EYB bookshelf. Then, assuming the staff at EYB have already indexed the recipes and ingredient lists from your cookbooks, you will be able to search for a recipe among your entire collection, without having to take each book down from the shelf and flip through it. This could be a huge time saver if you have a number of different cookbooks. And, it may point you to some recipes you wouldn’t have found just by flipping the pages by hand.
  • In local dining news: the bar at Bacchus is going retro with some pre-Prohibition era cocktails and Durango will be open for lunch after their grand opening on the 21st.
  • Top Chef became one of our favorite TV shows this past season. With the networks doing their dog-and-pony shows this week, there is a little news. Some secrets revealed to Entertainment Weekly followed by two Gail Simmons articles at slashfood (the announcement that Simmons would host Top Chef: Just Desserts, and an interview with her)
  • Delicious Days shares their 7 favorite recipes from other blogs in 2009
  • In technology, the kitchn posted some kitchen-related highlights from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Demy is intriguing — too bad it’s out of stock until late Spring.
  • My Recipes discusses cooking delicious meals with 5 cheap cuts of meat

Recipes to Try:

Here are the blog recipes this week that I’d like to go back to later:

Coming Up at the Kitchen Post – week of 1/11/10

Our cooking goals are a work-in-progress, but I’ll include them once in a while in weekly/monthly previews and recaps, so you can see how they’re evolving and we can see how well we’re doing!

  1. Eating a veggie-focused meal once a week
  2. Eating fish once a month (Kelley’s not a huge fan of the fish, so my biggest challenge here is to find something that she’ll enjoy.)

As for this week specifically, here’s a bit of a plan.

  • We’re hosting some friends for dinner on Monday night. The menu includes the America’s Test Kitchen meat lasagna and Caesar salad, homemade baquettes and Cardamom Pear Crisp from the Sunday Suppers blog. The bread has been baked and the lasagna is assembled and in the refrigerator. If all goes well, this meal should be one of the highlights of the week.
  • Chipotle Bean Burritos are on tap for Vegetarian Mexican night
  • I’d like to move beyond the lean breads I’ve been focused on and make an Oatmeal bread this week, possibly accompanied by some Three Citrus Marmalade to go with it (both recipes from Artisan Breads in 5 minutes)
  • In another bread-related goal, I’d like to give Peter Reinhart’s sourdough mother starter another shot, so I may buy some pineapple juice and get a seed culture started.
  • We have some broccoli in the refrigerator begging to be cooked up — a pork stir-fry could be in order
  • Similarly, we have a pound of one of Kelley’s favorite veggies, Brussels sprouts
  • We received the first issue of a subscription to Cuisine at Home from Kelley’s family and there are a couple recipes in there that might be fun to try
  • It would be nice to get some quality shrimp or scallops for a seafood night.
  • I’m hosting an end-of-season fantasy football party on Saturday. An appetizer or two may be in order.

What are your food goals for the week? Any suggestions for a dude-friendly app? What other food-related goals should we have?

Link Soup – 1/10/2010

The Packers don’t play for another few hours and the appetizer playoff game hasn’t started yet, so what better time to share a few food links?

disclaimer: I make no guarantee that these are interesting to anyone but me

The 2010 Saveur 100 List (via TheKitchn) – there are some interesting things on this list:

  • Kelley needs to take me to #100 the next time we visit the in-laws in Kalamazoo
  • Our whole state comes in at #91. Kelley is already hungry for an Elegant Famer pie.
  • I would be happy to have a #88 on our knife rack.
  • I jokingly told Kelley that I needed a #83
  • Anyone else think we should stop at #73 on our honeymoon?
  • I am making some #67s during blackberry season and there’s nothing you can do to stop me
  • #26 is a site I’ll be spending some time at

Delicious Days has their 7 favorite cookbooks of 2009

Edward Schneider shares his secrets for the best French Toast on Mark Bittman’s NY Times blog

Lifehacker (not technically a food blog, but it is one of my favorites) has a post for making homemade Twinkies

The Fresh Loaf website’s community-built bread making handbook

Link Soup – 1/5/2010

A collection of links from some blogs that I will probably steal post ideas from:

  • The Kitchn – This is a bit of a mega-blog, covering cooking as well as kitchen design. I’ll be ripping off their “What recipes do you want to try this month?” post soon.
  • Cheap Healthy Good – This blog focuses on eating healthy, and well, without overpaying. If I’m really dedicated, this site will have a schedule as strict as theirs.
  • The Pioneer Woman – Her writing style is entertaining (but being a man, I likely won’t be copying it too closely) and her food looks delicious.
  • The Bitten Word – I really like their idea to put their food magazine subscriptions to use. Between our subscriptions to Cooking Light and Cooks Illustrated and our collection of cookbooks, this idea will be put to use here too.
  • Simply Recipes – A blog that started as a food diary and has grown to a site containing hundreds of recipes. I highly doubt this will follow suit.
  • Serious Eats – Another blog that aims to be all things food, with a little more content about dining out it seems.
  • Bitten – Mark Bittman (author of “How to Cook Everything”) has a blog at the NY Times.
  • Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – I got this book as a birthday present from my youngest sister and have made three loaves of bread in the last week.
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dining Blog – My source for restaurant openings and closings in Milwaukee.
  • Cooks Illustrated – Kelley introduced me to Cooks Illustrated. Now I’m hooked on their detailed kitchen product reviews and recipe research. Our wedding registry would’ve looked a lot different without Cooks Illustrated.
  • MyRecipes – All of the recipes from Cooking Light (and six other food magazines) are here. It’s my go to site for quick weeknight dinners.
  • Evernote – This is not a food blog, but it is far and away my favorite tool for capturing recipes for use later, creating shopping lists that I can sync directly to my iPhone and will likely play a role in planning out this here blog.

The Beginning

Welcome to The Kitchen Post. Over the last year or so, Kelley and I have come to the realization that we are turning into “foodies.” Now, we’ve got a long long way to go before we are true food snobs, but based on the gadgetry in our kitchen, we are most definitely headed in that LoL direction.

My cooking skill is basically being good at following directions. Give me a recipe and I’ll follow it. I might make a small change here and there (typically, that means saving myself some heartburn and dropping or reducing the onion content), but I’m nowhere near being able to perform a Quickfire Challenge on Top Chef. That said, I’m also willing to step out of my comfort zone and try a new league of legends recipe — even if it’s for an event we’re hosting, we will also have box lunch catering but I do want to impress my family. I think it’s that last point that has led people to suggest this whole blog thing.

So, here it is. There are like three or four of you who asked for it, so there better be three or four readers of this site soon.

For now, this blog is going to basically be a diary of sorts about what is going on in the Post kitchen. Assuming we remember to take some photos, you might even get to see what we’re cooking. We also enjoy a number of food blogs, so expect to see a link dump here and there. There will definitely be links to recipes, and if we tweak something enough to make it not feel like gamjing plagiarism, you may even see a full recipe. If I can talk her into it, you might even see an occasional post from Kelley.

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Welcome to The Kitchen Post. Come back often.