Mardi Gras: Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, who knew it was a day to flip crepes, pancakes, even latkes? In Michigan it's the start of paczki (Polish jelly donuts) season. At my request this morning, my husband is in the kitchen fixin' his all-time breakfast favorite, whole wheat blueberry pancakes with pecans. No recipe today. But just for you, we made 'em pretty for the picture.
Listening to NPR’s Splendid Table with Lynne Rosetto Kasper last Sunday, (February 11) I heard an interview with Francis Lam, former food editor of Salon - “Big Salon” as it’s called here on Open Salon. It was a short piece, I can’t even recall the topic, ("ginger milk" - according to a quick google search). But it got me to thinking about all the writers who first welcomed me to this site.
I didn’t originally set out to blog about food when I joined Open Salon in November 2011. It didn't take long, however, to get hooked on Salon’s Kitchen Challenge. Within a few posts, I found myself blogging along with the best in a warm and friendly circle of writers whose work I thoroughly enjoyed.
Go to Salon today, pull down its “Full Menu” and you'll find the cupboard bare. Nothing new on food. Not one recipe. Not a crumb, but what's left in archive files. And even then you have to hunt.
And so. . . on this Fat Tuesday, in tribute to the writers - the cooks and bakers - those who dreamed up recipes in their night kitchens and whipped up their luminous dishes for our entertainment on 68 consecutive weeks of “Foodie Tuesdays,” let's raise a virtual glass in a virtual toast:
And here's to
FusunA, an Eclectic Writer with wide appeal
Theresa Rice, Amusing Ma Bouche
Felicia Lee,Always Hungry on Open Salon,
Walter Blevins, Cheap Bastid on Open Salon
Femme Forte aka Candace, A Strong Woman
Bellwether Vance, Hounds to the Left
Christine Geery, Heaven Goes by Favor
Paul Hinrichs, Playing with My Food
Lisa Kuebler, The Little Good Ride
(So many more, let's not forget. Leave their names in comments)
More Food Favorites
And fine food websites & blogs
Marcy Goldman, Better Baking
Thanks for dropping by.