Thursday, July 24, 2008
I travel every day. Blogs allow you to experience different flavors, cultures and ideas. Food blogs offer culinary sightseeing without having to leave your office or home. Need a break from the guy in the next cubicle or your cherub-like children? Click to an Italian blogger's site and you are in Rome licking your gelato. Short of catching a plane, this does the trick for me as I explore the world created by other bloggers.
Food is always a great destination. The picture above was composed from two of my recent visits to other food blogs. The Wednesday Chef posted a middle eastern pepper spread called Muhammara that I just couldn't resist. It's a thing of beauty: silky, crunchy, garlicky, slightly tart at the same time,and simply wonderful on bread. It would be excellent on a cheese-melt or any sandwich. Closet Cooking featured a wonderful, simple, lemony Hummus which is creamy, light and refreshing. I topped it with some smoked paprika and zaatar. After test-tasting both of them, I decided that the two should definitely meet over dinner tonight... they compliment each other perfectly.