Recipe: Ina Garten’s Parmesan Roasted Zucchini | The Kitchn.
Christmas Crack | Culinary Hill. Planning ahead for Christmas pot lucks parties.
Dill Pickle Soup | Noble Pig. The Polish Community Center in Seattle has weekly dinners and their pickle soup is amazing, I hope this recipe will be as good as that version.
Bon Puf Cotton Candy (NOTCOT).
How to Stock Your Home Bar on the Cheap (Yes, We’re Naming Bottles) | Man Made DIY. Very useful list, some of these are brands I’m not familiar with and the others are choices I strongly agree with.
Popcorn Polenta w/ Mushroom Jus – Lady and Pups – an angry food blog.
Ricotta Goat Cheese Polenta Bake with Mushrooms, Greens, and Caramelized Onions, at Gather and Dine.
Air Delight Aero Chocolate Bar Recipe – HowToCookThat. She works through a few methods for making bubbly chocolate and finds the best one.
Egg Florentine In Pullman “Bowls”, for Cynthia – Lady and Pups – an angry food blog. Grilled bread boxes!
The Fourneau Bread Oven, via Swissmiss. This is a cast iron cave that you heat in your regular home oven and use to make spectacular bread.
1 Technique, 2 Very Different Cauliflower Purées | Serious Eats.
A Truly Traditional Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie That’s Baked Right Inside the Gourd, at Laughing Squid.
Watch: Amaze Your Guests With Buttery Candles That Double As Sauce – Eater.
Rethinking Swiss Meringue: Lighter, Fluffier, and More Stable | Serious Eats.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers – Food Fanatic.
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Sprinkle Bakes has been keeping an advent calendar of giftable food recipes and it’s very handy.
See also: union square cafe’s bar nuts and homemade irish cream from Smitten Kitchen. I’m thinking of an Irish Cream vs. Eggnog event. Yes? No?
How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better – Chowhound.
Lottie + Doof » Lottie + Doof Gift Guide 2016.
The 2016 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide.
Might Girl always has the most amazing Where Did You Find That? style gift guides.
The 2016 Good Gift Games Guide – defective yeti. Your annual infusion of which tabletop games are worth it.
Steel Thumbnail | Cool Tools. Considering how often I find myself using my real thumbnail to pry things I’d definitely get use out of this small key chain tool. I suspect it would make a great little present for those very practical people in your life.
My only gift recommendation for this year is the Riedel “O” series Coca-cola glasses because they are the most perfect object to drink a can of sparkling water out of and also they are on sale for 50% off right now. (Note: affiliate link.) I have one of these glasses in my house after attending a Reidel tasting event last year where I came home with a set of six glasses and this is the only one I use on a daily basis. It makes drinking sparkling water an outright elegant experience and as a result I drink a lot more water than I normally would. May I suggest it as a good gift for the La Croix lover in your life?
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We Spoke to the Chef Who Has Made 143 Types of Mac and Cheese | MUNCHIES. Mac and cheese in a sausage, nice.
How To Make A Negroni — Cocktail Chemistry. They also include the recipe for a Boulevardier, a drink I’m very fond of but have found few bartenders know. Help me change that, let us make the Boulevardier as commonly known as (but easier to make than) a Margarita, yes?
How to Make a Beautiful Galaxy Mirror Cake Using Reflective Icing, at Laughing Squid. So shiny.
How to pick the perfect watermelon: 5 key tips from an experienced farmer, via Inner Vision.
Someone Probably Revealed KFC’s Top-Secret Chicken Recipe, at Grub Street.
The Best Way to Freeze Pesto Is Not What You Think — Preserve 2.0 | The Kitchn. Yes, more support for freezing things flat and thin for quick access later.
The Legend of the Choco Taco – Eater.
Best Burgers in Seattle, Washington – Burger Quest – Thrillist. The best burger on this list is from an out of the way bar that I was introduced to by the owners of Spinnaker Bay Brewing when I was working there. To this day when I have something small to celebrate we head to Loretta’s Northwesterner for burgers.
The Weirdest Things to Eat at the 2016 State Fair of Texas – Eater. “That’s right, in America we use mac and cheese AS A DIP.”
Crazy Crust Cranberry Sauce Pie | Baking Bites. This looks delicious.
Recipe: Rainbow Veggie Noodle Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn.
I’m A Grown-Up Disney Kid — Obsessed With Hidden Mickeys?. The hidden mickey in the corndog here is adorable.
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This site is 15 years old today. Thank you, dear readers, for making that time seem like a short and exciting stretch. I know it’s been slow around here lately but I have no plans to go anywhere.
I’d pour you all champagne if I could!
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Outdoor DIY Wine Cooler Idea: A Picnic Table with a Gutter! — Ingenious Ideas | The Kitchn. This is neat.
The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// kurt pio. Gorgeous paintings of giant diamonds, I really dig these.
Wood Rails 36″, at Parabo Press. For hanging really big posters, perfect for an Engineer Print. Via Swissmiss.
The mudroom: It begins! | Door Sixteen. An excellent list of all the products Anna uses, this is one I’ll refer to before our next house project.
Stud Thud Magnetic Stud Finder | Cool Tools. “Dual magnets create a “thud” when passed over a screw or nail”. Our house is old and has any number of mysteries behind the drywall. We once hit a water pipe trying to put up a curtain rod.
This Graphic Shows the Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA, at Lifehacker.
The Best Plants for Bedrooms and Bathrooms, by The Sill | Parachute Blog. Via The Wirecutter.
How to Make Vinegar Cleaning Spray (That Smells Good!) | The Kitchn.
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Rainbow Steam Cake Recipe – HowToCookThat. How to make a layered rainbow cake that doesn’t involve cutting and stacking.
Giant Ravioli with Egg Yolk, Spinach, and Ricotta. Recipe lookup inspired by Salty Seattle’s Instagram. Yum.
dubosc | Colossal. Edible zoetropes!
Orangette: While you’re not looking. A technique for cooking dried beans, I’ve got to try this because my previous dried bean trials weren’t worth the time put in.
Scientists Say Psychopathic People Really Like Bitter Food | MUNCHIES. Uh oh.
Cooking with Manuela: Rose Shaped Eggplant Parmigiana.
The Politics and Cultishness of Hops – The Sauce – The Stranger. A primer on Washington hops.
Best Value in Booze: What’s the Best Single Malt Scotch Under $30? | Man Made DIY.
Why Cookbook Clubs Should Be the New Way We Entertain | Serious Eats. Yes! (Also, full disclosure, my trusty red dutch oven can be seen in one of these photos.)
The Cocktail at the End of the Universe – Eater. “In search of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, an imaginary 1970’s cocktail from space.” A delightfully thorough look at bars then and now.
This Coconut Cake Is Better Than Your Grandmother’s Recipe | MUNCHIES.
Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite | Serious Eats.
ChefSteps Guide to Pike Place Market – Eater Seattle.
The Cool Way to Brew Good Coffee – The Awl. Oh gosh I had nearly forgotten about Clover machines! Anyhow, this is a good history of coffee hype from pre-aughts to now. Via Kottke.
The Food Lab: Introducing Vegetables Wellington, the Plant-Based Vegan Roast Even Meat Eaters Will Want | Serious Eats.
IDEAS IN FOOD: Sandy (Pretzel) Sticks.
Lumberjack cake: tartan batter? / Boing Boing. This is neato.
15 Edible Cocktail Garnishes to Snack on During Happy Hour | Brit + Co. Some good ideas in here, I like the pretzel stick as an option.
A Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe is Coming to London | Nerdist.
The Crazy History Of Your Cocktail Cherry – The Daily Beast. I got to watch as Scott discovered the superiority of Luxardo cherries this year.
The Best No-Carb Cloud Rosemary Bread with only 4 Ingredients. While I’m not looking for a no-carb thing, these do look good as a party appetizer for my celiac friends.
spaghetti pie with pecorino and black pepper | smitten kitchen. This is perfection.
Smoke Signals – Bon Appétit. All about Tara Jenson and her amazing pies and loaves of bread.
A Dozen Rose Cupcakes | Sprinkle Bakes. A cookie cutter that makes creating a sugar rose more like assembling a paper flower, very clever.
The Ringer Cast Iron Cleaner | Cool Tools. It’s a square of chain mail!
Play Food « bakerella.com. I’m bookmarking this because the recipe doesn’t need to be chilled before rolling, but also because the tiny cookies are absolutely adorable.
Make Matchstick Cookies This Valentine’s Day | The Etsy Blog.
Valentine’s Magic Heart Dessert – HowToCookThat. A hidden heart in the lid, really clever. Does anybody know where this idea originated?
· comments  · 02-9-2016 · categories:food · links ·
David Chang Calls Out Starbucks. As somebody whose edible creations have become popular, used for marketing for large companies and sold in major stores without even so much as credit I can feel this pain.
Happy 20th Birthday To This American Life, Which Is Way Darker Than You Think. Via The Morning News.
The clog post — Medium. “I’ve fallen off sidewalks from Brooklyn to San Francisco, disappearing mid-sentence wherever I go.” One of my internet Old Ones is posting on Medium every day through December and it’s making me giddy.
Hatton Garden robbery drill-hole necklace | The Guardian. A fine pendant in the shape of the hole drilled to pull off a multi million pound heist in London.
Establishing a Peace Accord Between Parents and Their Childless Friends – The Everywhereist.
The 24 Most Insane Theories About Who Rey’s Parents Are. #24 is the author’s crazy theory and it’s awesome.
Hired Hand — The California Sunday Magazine. Via The Morning News.
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