ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Culinary Content: Food Blog Awards, Mortar & Pestle, and Recipes

Updated on July 20, 2007

This week in Culinary Content, we feature Debonair Magazine's Food Blog Awards, an article arguing the modern merit of an ancient kitchen tool, and five delicious recipes, including: stuffed and fried squash blossoms, fried eggplant and goat-cheese sandwiches with tomato tarragon sauce, and three recipes that recreate the wares of New York City street vendors.

Recipes:

For recipes this week, I'm afraid I've strayed a little over the line into the unhealthy with fried and salty foods, but personally I am a believer in the occasional unhealthy treat, so long as such foods do not become the norm!

We try to keep fried foods to a minimum around here, but next time I get goat cheese I won't be able to resist trying this recipe for Eggplant and Goat-Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato Tarragon Sauce from the blog What Did You Eat? I'm a huge fan of eggplant parmesan, and this looks even tastier, if that's possible. Tarragon is a very interesting choice to spice this dish.

This recipe for stuffed and fried squash blossoms from the blog Married ...with Dinner looks delicious. The foodie police may come to take my membership badge away, but I actually had never heard of eating squash blossoms before. What a wonderful thing to do with some of the male blossoms that won't produce any fruit!

Bringing Street Vendors Home from Will Work for Food is both a plea for the plight of the New York City street vendors and an article with three very tasty looking recipes for food typically sold by street vendors. You will find recipes for Mexican corn on the cob - elote, New York style pretzels, and street vendor arepas.

Articles:

Debonair Magazine's Food Blog Awards have highlighted some of the best food blogs online with different categories for Best Recipe Blog, Most Entertaining Food Blog, Best Blogging Community, and more. They even get specific, such as Best Eco-Friendly Food Blog. Click through to check it out; you may find some interesting new pages to read regularly!

Nose to the grindstone: Every kitchen needs a mortar and pestle is Ashley Griffin's wonderful defense of the old-fashioned tool, and she is right: spices prepared with a mortar and pestle are worth the extra work. Just think of the vast difference between the powdered black pepper you can buy at the grocery store and the taste of freshly ground pepper direct from a pepper mill on your table. You can have similar improvements with all of your spices when you use a mortar and pestle.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      finediningindian 

      6 years ago

    • Melissa Ray Davis profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa Ray Davis 

      7 years ago from Swannanoa, NC

      Sorry about that, it is now working.

    • profile image

      boppster 

      9 years ago

      The food blog awards link is dead.

    • profile image

      Maria C 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      I know I should get my own mortar and pestle...

    • izzy profile image

      izzy 

      11 years ago from modesto

      WOW THAT IS COLL!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)