It's summer. Classes are over, the grades are in, the temperature is rising. Life is good. Yes, I have work to do, but it's nice to have some free time, as well. With my now more abundant leisure, I've been looking at food blogs. To be honest, I think I'm in danger of becoming a food blog addict.
You should know something about me. During the school year, I rarely cook. I eat salads or soup--or I buy food that's already prepared. Even so, I yearn to fill my kitchen with cooking equipment. I want a Kitchen Aid mixer, an ice cream maker, a new wok. Yet I know I'd rarely, if ever, use such items. I also would love to own a million cookbooks, but how often would I use them? During the summer, though, I actually sometimes cook. And, if my new fascination with food blogs is any sign, I have a lot of cooking in my future.
Food blogs illustrate a passion for food that I completely understand. Bloggers write about the new restaurants they go to and describe (and display beautiful pictures of) the food they eat. One of my favorite entries was about Burma Superstar, a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco that I love. Note the description and picture of the tea leaf salad--I still salivate when I think of eating that dish in February.
Food bloggers also try out new recipes at home and blog about the meal. Sometimes these meals can be as simple as rice, corn, and turkey burgers. Sometimes, they are much more complex--what is lamb mechoui? Yesterday, I finally succumbed to the food blog world and I made a fantastic focaccia with caramelized onions, blue cheese, and grape tomatoes. It was quite yummy as the quickly empty plate at the potluck revealed.
It's summer. Check out some of these sites and try a new restaurant or a new recipe. And if you find something divine, start a food blog and let me know.