My favorite restaurateur, Danny Meyer, had a new book coming out called Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business. I imagine his insights apply to more than just the restaurant industry. Hospitality in business is seriously lacking in other industries as well. I can't wait to read it.
This BBC guide to making risotto has a few recipes and tips. Not as comprehensive as it could be, but it's a nice start. And also a reminder that I want to start making more risotto now that the weather's cooling off a bit.
Tablehopper.com features primarily San Francisco restaurant reviews and some bar reviews too, along with industry gossip, weekend getaway ideas, and other places and things. Looks like a good resource, especially for those living in the Bay Area.
I'm off later today to Linz, Austria for the 2006 Ars Electronica Festival. My husband will be speaking at the conference, and I (for once) will not be. Yay! This means more time for me to explore the home of the Linzertorte and perhaps locate the very best one in town. Afterwards, we'll be doing some traveling in the region, where I hope to eat all sorts of delicious local delights that I can report about when I return.
Until I do, there will be no updates on the site. I'm not even bringing my computer. So enjoy your last days of summer, and I'll see you back here on September 10th, full of sausage stories and Linzertorte tales.
I had some kettle corn for the first time a few weeks ago in Wisconsin. Mmm, mmm, it was good. Ever since, I've been looking for a recipe to make some at home. I found this Kettle Corn Recipe but haven't tried it yet. Seems like it's missing salt, as the stuff I tried was both sweet and salty. And that seemed to be the magic of it.
Far from being the perfect food, modern soy products contain antinutrients and toxins and they interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals. An article examines the claims of 1999's Third International Soy Symposium.
Iron Chef Morimoto's recommendations for Tokyo. Now you know where to get the best omakase, fugu, and knives on your next trip.
The R-months are coming, and that means it's time to eat oysters! Up and down the east coast of the US, bivalve lovers come together to celebrate with oyster festivals. I'd like to attend the Wellfleet OysterFest. Wellfleets are one of my favorite oysters, and the town (and the Cape) is beautiful in autumn.