Friday, August 22, 2008

Writings on the Wall

Another summer week passing us all by, sniff! But at least the sun managed to come out a bit, warming everything up and making the day feel longer.

We've got great links for everyone this week, so without any further ado, your writings from the wall:

Great moments in Grilling: Mexican Roadside Chicken
Delicious, rich and vibrant grilled chicken...quickly and cheaply prepared! Come on, does it get more guerrilla than that?

Back-to-School Basics

From Pre-school to college, has got all the tips and tricks you'll need to keep it tasty this semester. And don't worry, there's no test at the end of this class!

NectarineGate, Black Bean Couscous, Chinese Hooters and more all after the jump...

Zuni's Nectarine Dessert Leaves Something to be Desired
Earlier this week, Eater SF reported an oddity on the Zuni menu, a single nectarine served whole and untouched for $8. Zuni's got their defense strategy, but I don't buy it. I bet if someone like Alice Waters had praised the dish, they would have taken full responsibility for it's presentation... well, what do you think? Inquiring minds want to know, what's the strangest thing you've ever been served in a eco-loco-gourmet fashion?

Black bean and couscous salad
I'm always excited to find new ways to prepare couscous salad, and was thrilled to discover this tasty variation.

Hooters in Bejing
Since Olympic coverage began, I've grown seriously annoyed watching lame reporter tourists nibble eggrolls and stare suspiciously at bowls of, I needed something new, something edgy. Luckily Adam was there to help, posting this video and making us laugh. Now, that is good, solid food reporting!

Photo, Upper left: "5 Pointz" courtesy of Ultra Clay


Sarah said...


I tried to find an email address on your blog so I could reply, but no such luck. Anyways, you are curious about quinoa? It is fantastic! It's sort of like rice and couscous, but then also different. Try it - I can't quite describe it but it's wonderful. I have a really great recipe that my husband always requests, which is quinoa and black beans. Surprise, surprise, most of my dishes include black beans! :)