I posted this photo to remind you that, in fact, it used to be spring in DC. It used to be sunny. Not that you would know this from our solid week of rain and insane thunder storms. Hopefully this weekend is supposed to be nicer. I can only hope. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:
Recipes I want to try:
- Samuel Fromartz’s Parisian baguettes. Formartz’s homemade loaves scored high in the Washington City Paper’s baguette competition. Must May really be wheat free? Must it? This is killing me.
- Rhubarb pop tarts from the Arugula Files.
- Hibiscus Mimosas from The Kitchn. Actually, I feel that any time is mimosa time, but having a good recipe would give me an excuse to buy the sparkling wine.
And in non-recipe news:
- The Washington City Paper has it out for me. The Washington City Paper holds a local baguette competition – perhaps trying to replicate the phenomenal success of the Post’s Cupcake Wars, or Best Bites’ Burger Brackets? In any event, they had me drooling over the bread descriptions. Damn you, Washington City Paper. Damn you.
- Young and Hungry has a follow up piece on the challenges of the commercial bread business.
- Lemmonex defends the DC Dining scene, by way of the fabulous lunch deal at Proof. The only time Wonk the Plank tried and I to go there these really snotty girls stole our table, and we haven’t wanted to go back. Maybe this will convince me to give it another try.
- If you want to learn more about Proof, Melissa McCart of Counter Intelligence has an interview with Proof chef Haidar Karoum. Via Metrocurean.
- The Tipsy Baker, aka writer Jennifer Reese, is not so hot on David Tanis’ cookbook A Platter of Figs. How bad do I feel now that I got this for my mother for Christmas! Reese’s blog, by the way, is my latest favorite internet discovery. Great writing, commentary, and recipes.
- Spike Mendelsohn (that’s Top Chef Season Four Spike of the crazy hats) is on a roll – first he’s going to open a pizzeria, now he’s going to open a Greek restaurant next to Good Stuff Eatery. But before he opens two new restaurants, could he fix the fries at Good Stuff? Because last time I ate there they were unconscionably soggy. Via Capital Spice’s DC TV Chef’s Roundup.
- The Metro may start selling food. Um, but you still can’t eat food on the metro. Maybe they want to increase revenues by handing out more tickets for eating food on the Metro? Via We Love DC.