I can’t stop thinking about pie. All day I’m distracted by the the thoughts of the pie I’m going to make this weekend. Will it use a pastry crust? A crumb crust? A cheddar crust? Will it be a fruit pie? Or a pudding pie? I don’t know why I didn’t start baking pies months ago – they’re just so fascinating.
Maybe this means I need more hobbies. Or, um, friends.
Recipes I want to try:
- Parmesan popovers from Adventures in Shaw. Popovers are an excellent holiday feast food – they’re easy, tasty, and impressive.
- Veal ricotta meatballs at Sassy Radish. God, I love really good, light, flavorful meatballs.
- Fried bacon wrapped dates from Jaleo, sleuthed out by Best Bites.
- Pumpkin whole wheat muffins from Pete Bakes!
- “Faux” pho with tofu, from Mango and Tomato. This awful, rainy weather is perfect for pho.
And in other news:
- The Arugula Files reviews the bar menu at Bourbon Steak, which is both decadent and reasonably priced.
- Lemmonex reviews Masa 14, the hot new tapas restaurant on 14th Street. She is tired of tapas.
- NPR has a good primer on quinces, which I’ve been wanting to try. I looked for them at the farmer’s market last weekend, but didn’t find any – anyone know if they’re available in this area?
- The Tipsy Baker, aka writer Jennifer Reese, has a thoughtful, tough, review of Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Eating Animals over at Double XX.
- Gradually Greener previews a promising new social networking site for foodies, Smörgie.
- The Internet Food Association is tired of cupcakes. I, personally, am tired of people who are tired of cupcakes. You’ll notice I tried to defend them in the comments, but, alas, the majority of comments are firmly in the anti-cupcake camp.
- Capital Spice has google-mapped out all the restaurants on Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide (from the Post), Tim Carman’s 50 Best Restaurants (from the Washington City Paper), and the Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants. Now if only I could read maps.