News and links

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.

Trying new old recipes and tuna casseroles

My title will make sense, I promise. Just keep reading. 🙂

This post actually has two purposes; the first is a link to Michigan State University’s Feeding America historical cookbook project. It’s a fascinating site where they are posting online versions of American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. They even have a special section for “ethnic” cookbooks, which include some old Creole cookbooks, and a Chinese/Japanese cookbook from 1914. When I have more time I think I’ll have a look at some of the cookbooks posted there and see if there’s anything that I’d like to make.

Now to the second part of my blog entry. Most food bloggers I’ve seen, when trying new recipes, are either searching for the tastes of their childhood and trying to replicate familiar foods, or experimenting with something exotic that they find exciting and new. Continue reading