November 2006

Three years ago, I decided on a whim to branch off a bit from my main blog, which was mostly about web development and other matters, and start a blog about food, just food - and Just Hungry was born. On November 29, 2003, I posted my first entry. 450 or so entries later it's still here! It's now become a much more visited site than I ever imagined, and I am constantly amazed and surprised at how many people take the time to write me great emails or leave comments.

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I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving! Jumping into another Top Chef episode recap.

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Simply Recipes: Favorite Foodie Movies Great suggestions in the post and in the comments (tags: foodmovies movies foodtv) Gastronomica - Food on Film A list of movies where food plays a role. (Thanks Josh!) (tags: foodtv foodmovies)...

I've been living off and on in Switzerland since 1995, but I think this is the first year that I've actually not been in the U.S. for Thanksgiving. I usually made an effort to go there around that time, even if I didn't always spend it with my family. Of course there is no Thanksgiving celebration in Switzerland. We've already moved directly to Christmas season (which also encompasses St. Nicolas Day on December 6th). There are several Christmas markets on already in the area.

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Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor The coatings are made from essential plant oils, and some even add flavor. We could start to see these in general use in a couple of years. (tags: foodscience foodbusiness) Blogthings...
No-knead bread takes over the world - Slashfood Links to blogs who have written up this method. I have tried it also, no time at the moment to write it up but the resuts were FANTASTIC. Now going to...

Emily of Chocolate in Context has posted her roundup of Food Destinations #3: My Favorite Chocolate Shop [edit: URL corrected now]. Be sure to check out the drool-worthy entries. Mmm, chocolate...

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After reading my post yesterday about, among other things, the offal challenge on Top Chef, someone emailed me expressing surprise that I was not a vegetarian. I have been asked before by readers of this blog whether I was a vegetarian. I'm not, but let me qualify that.

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Candy 'n' cupcakes: nutrition and fundraising collide in school With all the focus recently on better nutrition in schools, should bake sales go by the wayside now? (tags: schools nutrition bakesales kids) Fast-food mascot preaches McFitness Ronald McDonald being...

(This is an abbreviated recap/review of episode 5, since I'm up to my eyebrows in work at the moment with not much time to spare for blog-related stuff, reading as well as writing.)

One thing about Top Chef: if they suddenly feature someone they've been practically ignoring up to that point, like Josie in this episode, you can be sure that that person is going to get kicked off.

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