I promised a new regular weekly event, and here it is: New Blogger on the Block Thursdays. Now, “new” doesn’t necessarily mean they’re new, just new to me. The food blogging community is a wonderfully supportive group, and they provide great inspiration, advice, ideas and motivation constantly. Often times, I’m so busy working on my own blog, that I don’t get enough time to surf around to see any new food bloggers that might have popped up, and it’s a community growing by leaps and bounds. So by doing this event regularly, it serves two purposes: 1) It’s a reminder to go check out my fellow food bloggers and 2) It will highlight a fun new one for you guys.
The first fellow food blogger to have the esteemed bestowment of New Blogger on the Block blog is Rookie Cookery. I came across her blog the other day and was drawn in by her gorgeous produce photographs. Talk about food porn. Check it out when you get a chance.
OK, so I made a few confessions the other day, and the confession people seem most surprised about was the amount of cookbooks I have. Geesh, and that doesn’t even take into account all my magazine clippings and magazines in my “to read” pile! :) But today, I read that “US sales of wine and cookery books have declined 13 percent over the past five years to about $333 million, according to data from market research group Ipsos, and account for about 3 percent of all consumer books sold.” See? I haven’t even made a dent! I’m very surprised by that statistic, especially given the advent of all the new chefs from places like FoodTV Network. Well, I’m doing my part, at least. ;) The article was announcing the English version of Italy’s best selling cookbook, Silver Spoon. You can read more about it here, and yes, it’s on my list. :)
No dinner report tonight because I am sink-less and dishwasher-less (contractor still working in the kitchen). The Husband made a request for KFC and that was certainly easy enough.
All for tonight… tune in tomorrow to see what’s on tap for the weekend. Until then…