Saturday, September 15, 2007

Caramel Cook, my new cooking blog

I haven't really been posting here a ton lately. And when I do, it's usually about food. My urge to post random spirituality tracts has waned over time, and my exercise is what it is; if I log it, it's really just for my own tracking purposes. Cooking is the primary thing I do that I feel compelled to share with others online, and certainly the thing I most rely on the internet to teach me. In Google Reader, my folder of food blogs is bigger than all the rest of the blogs I read put together.

With that in mind, I've decided to put this particular blog on hold so that I can focus my efforts on a new one: Caramel Cook. By making it an official cooking blog, I can really dig into the food I make, the food I eat, the tools I use, the ingredients I love, where here I tended to just summarize.

I hope you'll join me over there, especially if you enjoy cooking, and moreover I hope you'll post comments to solve all my various cooking problems for me!

I'll probably make an occasional post to this blog still, just status-update kinds of things to keep family and friends up to date on what I'm doing, but it'll be even less frequent, most likely, than it already has been lately.

What are you waiting for? Head on over there!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Obsessives

Chow is building a video series called "Obsessives", profiles of people in the food industry & community with singular fascinations, and looking at how they do their work. So far they've got one of the baristas from Blue Bottle talking about espresso, then Chris Cosentino (exec chef of Incanto in Noe Valley) talking about offal and food ethics (not for the squeamish, but I thought this one was really excellent; he clearly has a deep respect for the animals he cooks), the Stephens-Lewallens, owners of the Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company, and now June Taylor, producer of amazing preserved fruits (marmalades, conserves, syrups -- if you've had her stuff, you know how amazing it is.)

It's a really spectacular project they're doing, and all four of the videos so far have been great!

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