Thursday, August 28, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

A quick word before we get to this week’s FotW: the comments on yesterday’s post have been GREAT. Thank you guys so much for chiming in with suggestions. I’m already planning an Advanced Life Skills Class for next week’s article, so keep ‘em coming!

Food Blog of the Week
Simply Recipes
Elise has been at this for 60,000 years now, and it shows – beyond the enormous catalog of back recipes, she’s mastered the art of the Food Blog Post. It’s pretty pictures, good writing, and great dishes as far as the eye can see. Well worth an afternoon of browsing.

Food Comedy of the Week
“Foux de fa fa” by Flight of the Conchords
In which New Zealand’s fourth-most popular comedy folk duo use elementary French to parody Gallic pop songs. Worth it for Bret’s riff on “baguette” alone.

Food Organization of the Week
World Hunger Year
Simply, “WHY advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance, i.e., offering job training, education and after school programs; increasing access to housing and healthcare; providing microcredit and entrepreneurial opportunities; teaching people to grow their own food; and assisting small farmers.” Nice. Donations here.

Food Quote of the Week
“We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-Food Quote of the Week (also from Emerson)
This is one of my favorites, so I figured I’d get it in while the gettin’s good: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered by your old nonsense.”

Food Video of the Week
“High and Dry” by Radiohead
Much like last week’s “Fake Plastic Trees,” this Radiohead tune has very little to do with food, money, or disillusioned isolation brought on by technological advancement (a common theme for the band). BUT. It’s set in a diner. Enjoy!

Totally Unrelated Extra-Special Bonus of the Week
“The Story” by Brandi Carlile
Man, I’m 12 months and 4 million Grey’s Anatomy reruns late to the party on this one, but – OOOO. This woman has one heckuva voice. About 2/3rds of the way through, she hits a note that’s practically inhuman. Well done.


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