Friday, July 11, 2008

Writings on the Wall

What a week it's been! I'm officially "retired" for a bit and have had the opportunity to do this and that, and catch up with my little sister who was visiting. Unfortunately, all the running around didn't yield much quality blogging time, however...we've got great things in store for everyone over the next few weeks!

Without too much falderah....this week's Writings on the Wall!

Grilled squid and kohlrabi salad with lemon-garlic vinaigrette

I love kohlrabi in soups and au gratin, but had been wondering how to use it in a “cool enough for summer” dish. Luckily one of my favorite food bloggers, Heather, recently posted this amazing salad recipe, which sounds absolutely perfect! For the uninitiated, more information can be found here.

A unique cooking club, the G8 summit, spaceship squash fritters and Alice Waters's musings all to come after the jump.
Once a Month Cooking Club

The “Once a Month Cooking Club” idea is yet another creative solution to the current economic crunch that many families and households are experiencing. These lovely ladies meet once a month to cook in bulk for their families. I’d be interested in seeing if this could work on a micro level (i.e. for a couple of couples or small families, instead of large families)…if anyone is interested in trying something like this in the Bay Area, let us know.

G8 summit: Food crisis, feasts and folding a kimono

Edward Gomez outlines the conversation, the participants and meals eaten at this year’s G8 summit. My personal favorite was one night’s menu which "consisted of 18 dishes in eight courses, including caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef and a 'G8 fantasy dessert.' The banquet was accompanied by five different wines from around the world...The dinner came just hours after a 'working lunch' consisting of six courses[,] including white asparagus and truffle soup, crab and a supreme of chicken." Hawt dayzam! Did someone forget to mention the global food crisis?Well, at least they had a ‘working lunch.’ I believe that must roughly translate into eating so well and so much for so long that it becomes physically difficult. Jokes aside, the leaders of the world meeting to discuss global food shortages and policies is actually alright by me. Full information and details about the G8 summit can be found here.

Recipe: Spaceship Squash Fritters and Another Buffy Night…

Jenn's amazing fritter recipe inspires us to use up some of that gorgeous squash we’ve been seeing around…plus, they look like an awesome grilling alternative to beef for our veggie friends!

Alice Waters muses on Obama and the future of food at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Photo Upper Right: "Create" courtesy of UltraClay(dot)com.