Thursday, April 5, 2007

Bits and Morsels

NYSD introduces "Bits and Morsels" by Jordana Z, an ongoing collection of information from the world of the foodies and foodblogs:

• Off The Broiler has been the most reliable source for information about kosher for Passover coke. Unlike the regular Coke which is made with high fructose corn syrup, the Passover coke is made with natural sugar. In general and beverages with high fructose corn syrup are unhealthy. That’s why there is such a demand for Passover coke. To all readers, just because you are buying Passover coke it does not make you any more health conscious. Diet Coke is Diet Coke. [Off The Broiler]

• There is nothing I enjoy drinking more than a good cappuccino. This is heartbreaking to read. [lime]

• Here is a good survey of historic restaurants in New York City. Frank Bruni decided to do this on the occasion of his review of The Four Seasons. I am a fan of The Four Seasons, dining in the pool room is one of those New York experiences that should not be missed regardless of what Frank Bruni says. [Diner's Journal, NYT]

• I never realized Kumquats could be so inspiring. [Chocolate and Zucchini]
• Food critics don’t seem to like food bloggers. Most bloggers think they are food critics. This is a good summary of the growing tension between bloggers and journalists. [Chezpim]

• I am waiting for the celebrity chef backlash to begin. Corey Speed needs to bake some humble pie. [Food Arts]

• Maybe in a few years school cafeterias will be the healthiest and most sustainable places to dine. [Jew & Carrot]
Staples of Chesapeake Bay: Rockfish and a bag of (crab?!) chips
Do you know what Rockfish is? It is the Maryland state fish and very similar to striped bass. I am in Chesapeake Bay for the week. I had a delicious traditional Chesapeake Bay dinner of fresh Rockfish and apple cobbler.

It’s hard to believe that I am only four hours away from New York, everyone is so mellow here. So long, till we eat again.


PS Looking forward to some good reading; Paula Dean’s autobiography just came out.

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