November 23, 2005


Yes, I know. Blogging has been light in the Salad Bowl of late. Guilty as charged.

As I've mentioned before, this is the rainy season for me when it comes to writing words for The Man.

Julie&JuliabyJuliePowell.jpgThis includes my interview with Julie Powell, author of the book "Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen."

I also wrote a roundup of great food books you can buy for the holidays. And my recipes column for the week. And some side orders of The Stew.

I also was honored last Friday to help judge the Desserts First event held by the Girl Scouts of the Suncoast Council. The task: to sample gourmet desserts made by chefs from the Don Cesar Hotel & Resort, Kalupa's Bakery, Maggiano's, the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St Petersburg, Roy's, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Side Bern's, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, The Tampa Club and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and then decide who made the tastiest one. Then they served us prime rib and a smooth Australian shiraz.

It was a lot harder than it sounds.

Oh, and then on Saturday I went to the Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival on the weekend (photos to come later) to do a story that should be out in a couple weeks. Got to spend the afternoon puffing on a Fuente and sipping a Yuengling beer. That didn't suck.

Other than that, life's been pretty slow.

Posted by Jeff at November 23, 2005 08:19 AM

Boy, did I love Julie's book.

Posted by: Bill at November 23, 2005 05:31 PM
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