There have been quite a few foodie stories in the news this week – our favourite being the one suggesting that chocolate makes you clever. We eat a LOT of chocolate so we really hope this is true! There have also been some debates about frugal dinner parties and which countries are most adventurous when it comes to trying different foods.

So, how daring are you with your food choices? Are Brits known for playing it safe when it comes to food or are we getting more daring? That’s the question on My Passion for Food this week. I’ve tried kangaroo, which was lovely, but I’m not sure I fancy python or scorpion!

Maple and pecan – a match made in heaven! And I bet these little maple and pecan loaves from Fold in the Flour taste heavenly. I really fancy one of these with a cup of coffee this morning. I wonder if there are any going spare…

What have been your favourite cook books from this year? On Edible Ireland this week, you’ll find a whole host of fantastic Irish cook book recommendations. It looks like 2012 has been a great year for Irish food writers.

I’ve heard of Tartiflette several times but have never made it myself, so I was interested to read all about it on My Cooking Hut. Not only is there a delicious recipe, but the post is packed full of interesting history about Reblochon cheese and the Savoie region. Fascinating stuff.

I do love a burst of colour to brighten up the cold, dull winter days, and this quinoa with fennel roasted veg from ginger fig does just that. It is a beautiful dish and is perfect for chilly evenings.

All this writing is thirsty work so let’s have a look at some pale ale and double stout over on Pencil and Spoon. Lots of great background info in this post – just reading about them has made me crave a beer! Maybe not at 10 am though!

These Italian Style Vegetables from Rita Cooks Italian look like the perfect accompaniment to your Winter dishes. Lots of green veg with chilli, garlic and olive oil – yummy!

I am so glad I stumbled across Frugal Feeding when I was reading blogs this week. I love the look of the recipes and the fact it gives you an idea of the cost of each recipe, and one of my favourites from the past week was a recipe for these carrot and coriander fritters.  Quick, simple and very tasty.

Truffles! But not the chocolate kind. This post from Hold the Anchovies Please takes you on a truffle hunting journey all the way from ground to plate. A really fascinating read, packed full of history and background information.

If you only read one blog post this week, then you should make it this one by North/South Food. Titled Food For Thought, this post gives you just that. An absolute must-read.

And that’s it for another Wednesday. See you next week for more of our favourite foodie posts.

Written by Foodies100

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK’s largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK’s best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.



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2 Comments

  1. Posted 21 November 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for mentioning my simple but yummy recipe!

  2. Posted 25 November 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Thx so much for the mention of the quinoa and roast veg. Its such a simple dish yet so colourful, glad its enjoyed by others!

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