Team Hansen is heading off to Griffith tomorrow for the town’s annual Festa delle Salsicce and my last producer interview for ‘the book’. I was just speaking with one of the festival’s organisers who tells me that this year’s competition has been a ‘strong year for salami’ and will report back with pics and all the winners on Monday.
In the meantime, here’s a collection of light reading for the weekend…it is, er, rather comprehensive and a rather telling summary of how much time I’ve been spending pottering around the interwebs this week when I should have been working or doing laundry. In any case, I say it’s all in the name of research, and surely that’s semi-legitimate?
Happy reading. I’m turning the modem off now and getting back to work.
- I just posted this recipe for the above frozen blood orange and rhubarb yogurt over on Village Voices.
- Thanks to The Design Files, I’ve now discovered and fallen for Lushloves, a slick Australian food blog full of beautiful recipes. Can’t wait to try the toasted vanilla spelt muesli and author Gemma’s take on old school apricot delight.
- The Little Gnomes Home is another welcome discovery. I loved this post – what a gorgeous 1st birthday party…
- Lunchlady completes this trifecta of newly discovered Australian food blogs. This is a gorgeous, brand new space already filling up with baking recipes written with lunchboxes in mind.
- This for lunch? Grilled spring vegetable tacos with cauliflower tortillas by Roost. Yes please
- Or grilled pizza? Beautiful pics and recipes from Happy Yolks.
- I’m totally on board with the idea of breakfast cake, even if this version isn’t quite in sync with our season here in Australia at the moment.
- Island Menu is always breathtakingly beautiful and this post is no exception – what stunning images.
- Inspired by Island Menu’s imagery above, I’m going to pay close attention to these these tips for taking great food pics from the pros at The Food Dept.
- This photo essay would have been a fun styling job; “Meals Interrupted” .
- Always on the look out for a good apron (because I seem to live in them), I’m a bit keen on this spotty one from Hedley & Bennet. Check out their blog….these guys throw a good apron party!
- Meet the bee whisperer.
- The Guardian Newspaper’s Food tumblr is fantastic, a tempting ‘short order’ of all the features on the main site.
- I love these polenta biscuits and can’t wait to try Emiko Davies recipe for this Italian classic.
- Lets celebrate blood orange season with this fancy quinoa, kale and blood orange salad from the Edible Perspective.
- Or maybe we could make a braided blueberry bread like this one from Pastry Affair. I’m going to try this with apples and pears too.
- Every post from Local Milk is more beautiful than the last – take a look at this most entry, or perhaps this one with cornmeal brown butter scones and lavender lemon curd. Just stunning.
- Pip Lincolne is writing another book and I can’t wait for it to be released. I loved this post about the writing process and am so happy about her introduction to the awesome 750words.com
- Still on the sometimes seemingly impossible task of getting words down on paper, and because it’s of particular interest to me at the moment, here’s a great piece on ‘gesture writing‘ from Rachel Howard. I found it really helpful and came to it via Sweet Amandine.
- Alex Atala, South America’s most famous chef visits the Amazon to shine a light on the incredible indigenous food culture there – really great article.
- Gorgeous rhubarb pie with lard crust from the always gorgeous Apt.2B Baking Co
- Blackberry jamtini anyone?
- Picking berries with Kinfolk.
- I love a good granola recipe and this one looks pretty delicious.
- This new blog by super-talented photographer Kristoffer Paulsen has kicked off with a bang – how amazing does this food look! Discovered via the gorgeous Emily of the Beetleshack.
Really enjoyed going through your list this month. Lovely to discover Lushloves and I enjoyed the piece on gesture writing. I often find the feeling I want to convey is already fully formed – the picture is beautiful in my head – but the struggle comes at the expression stage. Practice, practice I say to my children! x
I was just admiring the beautifully braided blueberry bread (tongue twister alert) the other day and as always Joy the Baker tempts me away from worrying about the seasons with her beautiful breakfast cake.
And thank you for the suggestion of new Australian bloggers to follow. I am always interested to see what my fellow antipodean foodie bloggers are up to.
Your lists are always full of inspiration for me – love the new Lunchlady blog and it’s always good to be reminded of the beautiful things over at Island Menu, Kinfolk and Local Milk and delicious things like Emma’s braided blueberry bread and Happy Yolk’s grilled pizza (yes!) – which is why it’s such a pleasant surprise to see one of my posts up there too. Thanks so much for the mention! 😉