Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Over my head?

After perusing some food blogs this evening (I'd site them here if I could remember how to link them, but I can't be bothered to read the instructions again right now after my first day back at university), I have come to the realization that there are many people who are not only adept in the kitchen but also quite skilled at food styling and photography. So, I offer in advance my admission, if you could not already tell, that as much as I love pretty things, I'm not the most gifted at creating them. Of course my angelheart, Eric (he who has a B.F.A.), and my darling friend Suzanne (former interior design student, poet, and food lover par excellence) offer presentation advice, I want to use my own eye and tastes to please their eyes and tempt them to eat, but I don't always deliver - you can see how very simply my Dapple Dandy Pluot tart was presented.

And now there is this Weekend Cookbook Challenge (WCC) # 8 coming up very soon (September the 4th). I'm afraid you will all have to kindly accept the photos as being the best I can produce at the time. I guess, then, saying this ensures that I do submit an entry - the theme of which is a "foreign dish". I am currently seriously reading Claudia Roden's detailed and mouth-watering The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. There are too many dishes to choose from, and I want to make a meal from the book (well, not a feast in the Italian sense, but perhaps a simple offering of an appetizer, a main, and a dessert). But how to choose? Perhaps I should just pick one country in the Middle East, or perhaps one country should be chosen for each component of the meal? What do you think?


Maybe this little blog with its humble beginnings will fly under the radar until I submit my WCC offerings...

Shaun, I can't wait for your WCC submission. I have a couple of Claudia Rosen's books - just not her new one, at least not yet.

By the way, the recipe for butter chicken is already posted on my site butter chicken as are all the other recipes for the Indian feast I made.

Don't forget to send me an email with the link once it's up so I can include it in the round up.
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