Posted by: oysterculture | January 18, 2009

Fabulous Foodie Connections

Adrienne at Gastroanthropology passed along the Fabulous Blog Award to me.  She made my Friday!  I have to say, when I saw that I had to identify 5 great bloggers and 5 addictions, I knew I was in trouble – restraint was never my strong suit.

Here’s my list of 5 Fabulous Blogs – it is with great honor that I pass the torch.

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World Foodie Guide – a guide to traveleating (my favorite activity)

Gherkins Tomatoes  – I have an educational encounter every time I check out this site. 

Behind the Recipe – Jeri Quinzio is a freelance food history writer with an interesting perspective on food and recipes.  She is also a published author on a subject near to my heart – ice cream!

 The Old Foodie always provides insights about food that I never considered.

 Zoe Bakes is what I’d like to think I could be if I could bake – Ha!  Not even close, but a girl can dream.  The recipes she showcases look wonderful.  I also felt a connection as she is from Minnesota, the land of my youth, and I have a good idea of what she is going through in January.

You may be wondering, based upon my selections if I ever have time to get anything else done other than catch up on posts.  I’m still trying to figure that out.  I feel I am make progress, but it could be faster.  But along the way, you have to do what you enjoy, and for me that is reading food blogs.   

My 5 Addictions

1.  Coffee – I know, I wanted to be more original but truth won out.  My day does not start until I have my first sip, and my eyes only start to open when I get the first whiff.  I’ve started adding a bit of cardamon when I grind the beans – so I’ll be specific, my coffee addiction applies to coffee made with freshly ground beans with a bit of cardamon thrown in at the grinding.  The cardamon is a delicious addition.  I’m not a flavored coffee drinker, but this combination works for me.

2. Banh mi – I can not get enough of these wonderful sandwiches.  If I was already developing 2 businesses, I’d work on a business plan to have banh mi spots in every airport, and that would be just for starters.  Sandwich perfection has a name and it is banh mi, the folks at  Battle of the Bahn Mi think so too.  http://battleofthebanhmi.com/ 

Tongue tingling fabulousness (photo from The Battle of the Bahn Mi blog)

Tongue tingling fabulousness (photo from The Battle of the Bahn Mi blog)

3. Travel –  To me each trip is an education.  I learn so much about a place, its people, history and culture when I travel.  I love the experience, after a trip, when I encounter something I experience in my travels that is not common knowledge.  But I know about it because I had been to the country in question – its like my own little secret.  Case in point, I got a business email where the author was making a point related to marketing and used this photo:

Singapore Soda

Singapore Soda

The photo would have had a different significance to me if I had not gone to Singapore last May and tried the Whatever soda (a local brand, to my knowledge only found in Singapore)  I love those experiences – they make life fuller!  Also, half the fun comes in preparing for the trip – studying up on the country, what to see, which places to visit, and lets be honest – where and what to eat.  I cannot separate the two activities eating and traveling

4.  Food magazines – I subscribe to Bon Appetite, Food & Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, and that is all I will fess up to.

5.  Cookbooks – At last count, I am well into the triple digits and I am only counting books that contain recipes.  I also have an embarrassing large collection of food history and culture books.

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Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful blogs…my bookmarks are out of control! And I share ALL of your addictions.

  2. I sympathize because you know the kind of trouble I’m in =)

  3. I’ve thanked you on my blog but not on yours, so thank you again for adding me to your list of five. I’m very flattered! And I look forward to going through your blog in more detail, reading and getting hungry (always the sign of a great food blog!)

  4. My pleasure, and I’m glad to return the favor, because I always feel the need for a snack after reading your latest postings. In fact, I’d better head to the fridge before I check out what you wrote on your site. 8)

  5. Thank you so much, what a terrific honor to be among this list of fabulous websites! 🙂

    Happy Baking!! Zoë

  6. My pleasure, I learn so much checking out your site, and I have the lofty goal of someday having baked goods that look like yours.

  7. I also thank you, and will be passing the torch tomorrow to other worthy food bloggers.

    Cindy
    http://gherkinstomatoes.com

  8. […] Gherkins & Tomatoes Food History & Culture « 500 Years of Grapes and Wine in America: A Remarkable Story Fabulous Food Blogs January 25, 2009 The other day, a fellow food blogger awarded the Fabulous Food Blog Award to Gherkins & Tomatoes.  See the post HERE. […]


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