Too many things going on right now. Between work and trip planning and events, I haven’t had much time for myself, let alone to think about the blog other than to write up posts as quickly as I am able.
A couple of small dining notes – went to dim sum at Golden Rice Bowl recently and was gobsmacked at the high prices. The (somewhat) new Famoso in South Common has a great layout. And another Famoso branch is going to open in Christy’s Corner – YAY!!
And lastly, the third Edmonton Foodie Meetup is happening in March. I’m going to miss it (yet again), but if you’re free you should attend!
First, a few administrative details. I’ve moved a few things around on my website – links to other food blogs and websites can be found on a page of it’s own, accessible from the sidebar or from a link at the top of any web page. I added a few new links in there, so I encourage you to have a look and see if there’s anything that’s new to you. Also, if you have a look at the sidebar, you can also now sign up for e-mail updates.
Okay, enough blabbing. Let’s get to the news and links.
Just added MomofukuAtHome to my blog reading list – I got the Momofuku cookbook as a surprise Christmas present and I need to sit down and go through it all. I already know there are some recipes that I want to try.
Is agave nectar bad for you? It’s not natural. It’s actually refined and contains more concentrated
fructose than high fructose corn syrup. Kinda wish I hadn’t bought that bottle to try.
The Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up will be on Saturday, November 14, 2009 starting at 1 p.m., where you will get a chance to do some downtown farmers’ market City Market shopping for one day only, along with other Christmas festivities.
Two reality TV people get food-related TV shows – Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City will show off her natural foods chef background as the cameras follow her every move,” and Fabio Viviani, from Top Chef season five will star in Fabio: A Catered Affair, which will focus on the expansion of his restaurant and catering business.
I know there’s lots of other things happening around town, but Sharon at Only Here for the Food already does such a great job of recording all that already. So instead today you get links that I stumble upon and find at least mildly interesting.
The blogs Foodosophy and Eating is the Hard Part review Edmonton’s annual Heritage Festival – I was unfortunately unable to attend this year, but I was able to live vicariously though these posts. I spent many years as a festival volunteer (info booth, face painting on kids, and even one year walking around doing a survey about the festival), and this one remains my favourite of all of Edmonton’s festivals. Where else can you eat food from around the world in one setting? (I can’t help but keep calling it Heritage Days though. I didn’t even realize they changed the name!)