Around the Internet Kitchen: Curling!
The Olympics are in full swing and I love me some Olympics. I do wish that they showed more full matches and competition and less commentary though. Sometimes it seems like the prime time show turns into one long highlight reel and I end up watching The Flying Tomato 30 times rather than being able to watch what I really want to watch which is… CURLING.
I got really into curling during the 2006 Winter Olympics. It happened that the main curling matches were all being shown over a long weekend and my roommate and I camped out and watched a huge portion of the matches. I learned all the phrases and rules and what those little brushes actually do. The sport is kind of complicated. It’s pretty boring until you get into some of the strategy and has a bit of a learning curve which is possibly why it has never caught on in the States (short attention span).
Anyway, there is plenty of curling on this weekend so you know what I’ll be doing! Even though the US is bad (neither the men’s or women’s team has won a match this Olympics), I’ll be cheering them on!
For the poll this week, I went kind of big picture…
The Black Truffle Extravaganza – This is a fascinating write up on one of the more expensive (and mysterious) ingredients: The Black Truffle. There is some serious truffle overload happening in this post. I love it. (@ David Lebovitz)
Thai Red Curry with Root Veg – Something about this dish just made me very hungry. Maybe it’s because it’s winter or maybe it’s because I love all things curry. Or maybe it’s the awesome photos. For whatever reason, this recipe spoke to me this week. (@ Sassy Radish)
20 iPhone Apps to Feast On – A fantastic list of some of the better iPhone apps out there to help you manage cooking/shopping tasks. These apps will help you find recipes, make lists, and generally organize your cooking schedule. Good stuff. (@ Brown Eyed Baker)
Have a good weekend everyone. Watch some curling. Thank me later!
Photo by mgroves.