Thursday, December 18, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week: Cookies and 12 Days of Christmas Edition

Food Blog of the Week
Cookie Exchange
Gracing the web since 1997, CE is the pre-eminent source for Christmas cookie recipes. While the site could use a design update (who am I to talk?), the boards are insanely packed with good ideas, as well as the nine hallowed Rules of the Cookie Exchange. So grab a spatula and get browsing.

Food Comedy of the Week
"12 Days of Christmas" by Bob and Doug MacKenzie
SCTV fans! It’s Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’ finest characters, singing their distinctly Canadian ode to Christmas. If the Labatts doesn’t move you to tears, four pounds of back bacon should do the trick.

Food News of the Week
Iowa Town Uses Garlic Salt to De-ice the Roads
Man, the deer are going to have a field day with this. I wonder if they’ll be able to go back to regular salt licks afterward. Also? Side bonus? Garlic snowcones. Just don’t eat the yellow ones.

Food Organization of the Week
Continuing the theme from yesterday’s post, The Kitchn highlights five more food charities, including TransFair USA, Sustainable Harvest International, Seva Foundation, Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, and Freedom From Hunger. Go and learn!

Food Quote of the Week
“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” – Johnny Carson

Food Tip of the Week
New York Times: Butter Holds the Secret to Cookies That Sing
It’s neither healthy nor cheap, but BUTTER is the order of the day, especially for all us weekend cookie bakers out there. The article has a veritable gold mine of tips, plus a few buerre-rich recipes for all the Land O’Lakes fans out there.

Food Video of the Week
“Do They Know it’s Christmas” by Band Aid
Feed the world!

Totally Unrelated Extra Special Bonus of the Week
12 Days of Christmas, Indian Style
Adorably good-natured animated parody, courtesy of Boymongoose. Mmm … now I want Buttered Chicken.


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