Monday, October 03, 2022

Batch of Bon Appétit links

 I’ve decided not to renew my subscription to Bon Appétit. I still enjoy reading it, but the price has gone up outrageously in recent years. It used to be $12 a year, then it went up to $15, which was still a great deal. But now it’s $50 a year, yet what I get from it hasn’t suddenly tripled in value, so I’m just going to drop it and maybe give money to someone’s substack or podcast instead. Anyway, this prompted me to look through my bookmarks to print out recipes to which I would lose access, as well as round up articles that had seemed interesting. I’m going to break this up into a few posts, but here are some links to Bon Appétit articles. 

- There’s this thing called ground vanilla that I really want to try. It is exactly what it sounds like – vanilla beans that are ground to a dry powder. Sort of like vanilla bean paste, but without the additives. The thing is that with my personality, I’m not likely to deviate from a recipe that calls for vanilla extract, even though it would be really simple, and presumably really delicious. I think I’ll wait until I come across a recipe that calls for it specifically before deciding that I can’t live without tasting it! 

- I talked about aquafaba before, but had not posted this link, which has tips such as using 1 tablespoon of aquafaba instead of 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons instead of 1 egg white, and 3 tablespoons instead of 1 egg. 

- Yes, I Bring My Children to Restaurants (this is possibly more aimed at non-parents than parents, though?). The Commandments of Going Out to Restaurants with Kids has tips for parents, though I feel like anyone who’s actually taken their kids to a restaurant would have figured these out already. 

- Why Restaurants Now Pay Attention to Kids’ Menus. Obviously this isn’t every restaurant, and I do feel like the vast majority oversimplify the kids’ menu, but I’m always pleasantly surprised when one treats them like little adults. 

- I can’t help but think that I’ve shared this already, but even so, it’s worth repeating: 50 Things Jenny Rosenstrach and Andy Ward have Learned About Feeding Kids

- Why Do Millennials Spend So Much Money on Food? There’s more to it than just inflation. 

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