After reading several really good food blog posts today in my Sage feed reader, I decided I would give some link love to the following:
Chocolate & Zucchini celebrates Bastille Day with Bleu Blanc Rogue:
Today is the French national holiday, known in the English-speaking world as Bastille Day, but simply referred to as le 14 juillet in France.
I wish I could offer some sort of culinary tradition tied to this holiday, but as I explained in this past post, there is none: the celebrations revolve mainly around fireworks, military parades (I had to interrupt the typing of this post to watch the planes cross the sky above us, on their way to the Champs-Elysées), and dances. There may be grilled merguez vendors on the sidewalk here and there, but that's about it...>>
Fatfree Vegan Kitchen has a great recipe for http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/07/blueberry-oat-bars.html. When I am given the green light to reintroduce gluten-free oats back into my diet, I will definitely make these bars.
Indian Food Rocks on Rat-a-what no longer:
Thanks to Remy, the medley of vegetables that is ratatouille that had been indelibly imprinted on my taste buds almost a decade ago, was no longer just another unpronounceable French dish. I empathized completely with Ego as he ate every spoonful of ratatouille, even though I prefer the chunky version to the layered confit byaldi that was served to him in the movie. Mmmmmm! ...>>
Kalofagas on Greek Appetizers: The roasted eggplant dip, melitzanosalata, is my favorite, too. Yum.
The last dip and one of my favourites is Melitzanosalata. It's a dip of roasted eggplant, garlic, olive oil and balanced with some chopped fresh parsley. To truly make this dip a head turner, the eggplants have to be roasted over open coals or at the very least, on a gas grill...>>
Mahanandi's Chocolate Cherry Cake for the 4th of July could be easily made gluten-free (rice flour instead of flour) and diary-free (safe oil instead of ghee). Must try it!
Warm and juicy cherries from farmers market. Unsweetened Chocovic baking chocolate from Trader Joe's. Hazelnuts from last winter. Combined with all-purpose flour and baked together. This cherry chocolate cake has strong bitter taste. Almost like medicine, and I love that kind of choco-potency. A rare extravagance that puts in a mood for an equally decadent holiday weekend.
A chocolate cake shouldn't be cloyingly sweet. That is the manthram I applied when I put together the following ingredients. It's an easy recipe and the results are very bakery like...>>
And last but not least, the World Foodie Guide on Cantonese Home Cooking. Her Mom's Steamed Fish is much like our own hadashi's Bobo's steamed fish (although Bobo uses sherry in her recipe).