Friday, November 14, 2008

Writings on the Wall

First, a word on the picture at right. For the last several years a Stalinist pig has graced the side of the building over Emmy's Spaghetti Shack. The night before election day, it was covered with hope.

As I reported Monday, this last week was a little tight. But we managed nonetheless to slash our food budget nearly in half, and throw a bit of a dinner party. And everything was great, too. I'll post some recipes and other ideas soon, but now here are a few interesting things we found this week.

The Amateur Gourmet says there is too much Top Chef coverage out there on the Internet. I don't watch the show on TV, and I wish I didn't have to experience it vicariously.

Tostadas with Smoked Tofu another inspired and delectable dish from our friends over at "What the hell does a vegan eat anyway?" A winner for all the tastes at the table.

Bacon, Beets, and Moose(s?) after the jump...

Reason and LAist report that the City of Angels is cracking down on shady street food. According to SF Weekly, Baghdad by the Bay is more lenient. But life is still interesting.

Golden Beets with Tumeric and Fresh Ginger from the amazing blog "Gild the (Voodoo) Lily" Never one to give in to the status quo, Heather gives my favorite veggie a major make over.

If you give a Moose a Muffin...
Well, this aint Palin's Alaska, Laurie relates her wonderful stories paired with great recipes at "Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska."

Photo by Shannon Clark via MissionMission.