Foodie Fridays — #1

I spend a lot of time (some may say too much time) reading foodie blogs.  They are always good for some entertainment, inspiration and it fills my need for food porn.

Here are some of the posts that have sparked my interest lately…

I have this perverted habit of collecting British husbands, and through them have learned that Toad in the Hole is this nasty dish of frankfurters baked in a Yorkshire pudding base.  Urgh. Over at Matkonation they’ve taken one of my favorite breakfasts and given it a new twist, so now the odious Toad in the Hole becomes a yummy Bird in the Nest, made with brioche, mmmmmmm!

Mrs. S, over at Our Shiputzim, has a recipe for a Savory Sweet Potato Kugel that I’ve been meaning to try, but Ju-Boy has an aversion to kugels.  Any suggestions on how to convert my kugel-hater into a lover will be well appreciated.  Maybe if I douse it in whisky?

Baroness Tapuzina took a tour of some Israeli ice cream parlors and reported back her findings — it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.

Jan over at A Glug of Oil made Jamie Oliver’s Quick Portuguese Tarts — I’m not a fan of the Naked Chef, but Jan made these look so good I might give him another chance.

Cooking Manager Hannah has Ten Creative Ideas for Cooking Pasta Frugally.  Ju-Boy and I have differing ideas on how to cook the stuff, he hardly uses any water and I like to use at least 4 liters per 500 grams of dry pasta.  How do you cook your pasta?

Okay, in reference to the above paragraph, turns out that Ju-Boy is right and I am wrong — check out The Food Lab”s Top 6 Food Myths over at Serious Eats.  Do me a favor?  Don’t tell him, he’ll never let me live it down.

My favorite patissier, Carine Goren, posted her Chocolate Cookies with Crembo Surprise.  The site (and recipe) is in Hebrew, but it’s worth learning the language just for these, they look so yummy!

Over at Israeli Kitchen Mimi posted a recipe for Sweet Potato and Celery Soup.  Now I’m just waiting for the weather to get a tiny bit colder and this is going to be on our supper table.

And still on the subject of soup, over at The English Kitchen my Zaar friend Marie posted a recipe for Tomato, Leek and Dill Soup that looks (and I’m sure tastes) nothing like that runny red stuff in a can.

It seems to be soup time in the blogosphere, Jules over at Pancakes and French Fries posts a Simple Butternut Squash Soup (that’s dalorit for those of us in the Holy Land) that just might cure the common cold.

Debbie, who’s always asking Where’s My Rolling Pin? has found a wonderful use for marshmallows in her enlightening post You Can’t Cry With A Mouth Full Of Marshmallow.

Wishing you all a Shabbat shalom!

About Miriyummy

All I want to do is live happily ever after.

Posted on 15 October 2010, in Foodie Fridays and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Just 2 minor points – I (Ju Boy) do not hate kugels – it is just that I don’t understand why someone takes great tasting fresh veggies and then mushes them up and cooks them to death. This is so similar to the way everyone talks about English cuisine and yet you Americans have turned it into an art form! Secondly, I learned pasta cooking from my mum who learned it from a Neapolitan – cover the pasta with water and then a bit more and a tablespoon of oil. Miriyummy might write a great blog but she knows nada when it comes to veggies and pasta 🙂


  2. Sorry, I have to side with Miriyummy on the pasta thing – the explanation in the food myths did not persuade me, simply because it is not only about heat, it is also about startch from the pasta and space. Pasta needs space, it will not cook well crowded, full stop. Lots of water is the right way, the only way.


  3. Wow! I’m honored to be included among such august company… 🙂

    Thanks for the link, and shavua tov!


  4. I love reading your blog! I’m not jewish, but I am enjoying the lessons and look into your culture. And thanks for the link to “Pancakes and French Fries” blog, I cook a lot like Jules and saw some great new ideas!


  5. Hi stumbled upon your blog, whilst researching british food. Interesting blog, but the part about brit food about being boiled to death is very stereotypical 80’s throw – back stuff, agreed some nasty stuff then. But, there are good and bad cooks everywhere. I’m a good cook and actually British food is now having something of a revival in the culinary world. There are english cafes/ restaurants popping up all over europe which are growing in popularity! Whereas American food………….., is questionable, but hey I’m probably being ignorant.


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