Saturday, January 14, 2012

Batch of links

More housekeeping, while I’m still not having any luck with tech-support from Blogger. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, I’d just rather not pay someone to do it for me… Anyway, on with the links!

- Websites that help coordinate meals: These are intended when, for example, many people volunteer to bring meals to a new mother; you can take into consideration things like food restrictions and schedules. I imagine it working well for a potluck meal, too. I think it’s a nice idea, but is it really more helpful than a combination of Google Calendar and a Google Doc?

- How to decorate plates by stamping on a design, with ink made from confectioners’ sugar and food coloring: Absolutely brilliant! I’d love to do this if I’m ever feeling particularly Martha-Stewarty someday.

- Five things TV chefs do that are wrong: So true. My pet peeve is when they take a dish out of the oven without oven mitts and dig right in (this isn’t wrong so much as adapted for the magic of television, but still).

- An infographic on burger chain dominance: This is something that the Engineer and I noticed while on our first cross-country road trip south. While there are some McDonald’s restaurants here in Texas, there are many more competitors we’d never seen before in Quebec (Sonic, Whataburger, Jack in the Box, to name a few). They’re not any healthier, but it’s nice to have variety.

- The splendiferous array of culinary tools: I’d love this on a kitchen wall somewhere.

- Roots of the deli: A Saveur article about the Jewish roots of delicatessen food.

- Survival tips for the self-checkout lane: These are very informative, but I still prefer the manned lines, thank you.

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