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Foodie Reads Around the Web

  • My SO thinks he doesn’t like meatloaf. But given how he loves a good slab of hamburger smothered in onions, I think he may be able to be won over. Like with a good meatloaf fortified with Lipton onion soup mix (this is a not-so-secret vice of mine I love this stuff) and wrapped in bacon maybe? It’s certainly an inspiration to take part in Serious Eats’ Meatloaf Appreciation Day

  • Serious Eats also has a great post on making NC-style Pulled Pork. This is the sort of recipe that makes me sad about not having a backyard to grill in.

  • The MN Star Tribune has a lemon bar recipe I really should try.

  • I love Martha Stewart, and have been impressed with her new line of housewares at Macy’s (yes, everything in the baking section is being added to my Christmas list), but the Wine Spectator blurb on Martha’s new wine venture with Gallo caught me by surprise.

Specialtys Cookies...a Nefarious (but tasty) Treat

If you work in downtown San Francisco, eventually you encounter…the Specialtys cookie.

Upon first glance, the thick wedge of a cookie seems a little strange. It’s not the little round cookie blob you see shoved into jars on countless deli counters. And it’s not the small circles like you make at home.

But once you bite in to your first black and white, or milk chocolate, or almond tea cookie, you’re doomed. You will start having the midafternoon Specialtys cookie cravings.

My friend Stacy got hooked on the almond tea cookies and only broke their grip on her afternoons by taking a job without a Specialtys in walking distance.

I’d forgotten about this nefarious (but tasty) evil until my significant other started working downtown last month. Turns out someone had brought some in at his workplace. And now, he was hooked. In the past week, a good half dozen of those cookies have come home with us.

You have been warned.

Oakland's Taco Trucks go National

NPR had a piece yesterday on Oakland's taco trucks, the new foodie sensation (at least according to Chowhound boards.)

I wish the city had more traveling food sellers. Yeah, we have the farmers markets and all that, but there are lots of concert/club venues that could use some love too. Like near the Fillmore and the Independent.

Personally, I'd love to create a gourmet market truck with local produce and treats. That would be right up my alley.