Friday, November 28, 2008

Writings on the Wall

Well, the big day in celebration of eating has come and gone. Hopefully you're all still full and your ovens are appreciating a well deserved break after the big chow-down. And, if you're looking for something to do with the other twenty seven pounds of turkey, we recommend checking here, here and here for ideas. And, without further ado, this week's links:

McAlzheimers, let's just hope it can't be supersized... Sweden based researchers have discovered a disturbing connection between eating fast food and Alzeheimers. While the research does not yet lead toward any conclusive solutions or cures, the suggestion is scary enough. With all that has come to light about fast food companies, it just makes more and more sense to err on the side of caution.

Now, that's just cheesy!
Fresh from the presses- Formaticum's cheese wrapping paper! Perfect for either A) Packaging your homemade cheese or B) Buying bulk cheese and repackaging it in smaller sizes. Either way, an absolutely great gift idea!

After the jump, Persimmons and Pomegranates get a makeover and Daddy Bourdain tells us how it is.
Persimmon tartlets with cream filling
Persimmons are big right now at the farmer's market, and while I love eating them raw, I can't wait to try this dish out. The color and flavors really pop and persimmons are seriously the unique fruit for the season!

Anthony Bourdain's (not-so) secret soft side
Culinary "bad boy" speaks out on how being a parent has changed him. His take on parenting is interesting, especially for those of us who aren't fully, or have never been, on the Dr. Spock bandwagon. But, I have to wonder if she'll accompany him on No Reservations...or maybe she can hang out with Bindi at media dinners? Additional cute picture of him with his daughter scores double cuteness points.

Pomegranate Ice Cream in Pistachio-Cardamom Cookie Sandwiches
I just love how inspired and different this recipe is. The mix of pomegranates with pistachios and cardamom sounds delightful and the size is perfect for holiday cocktail parties!

Photo: "Type Turkey" from Surreal, Squirels & Espresso.