November 4, 2009 | 2:00pm
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.
: Rachel's post on baking a luscious Lemon Luxury Layer Cake
reads like lilting food free verse, replete with gorgeous photos and an endcap on some baking adventures around town.
Food In Houston
: Although it's past Halloween, we simply had to share Robert's scary Halloween meal
with an even wider audience. Steady your nerves, folks: How about some medulla medallions?
Feed Me Houston
: Kelsey makes it over to the oft-overlooked DaCapo's
in the Heights and finds that there might be a good reason it's, well, often overlooked.
And on the national scene...
: The folks at Serious Eats have a relatively new feature that we love called Meet Your Farmers. This edition showcases peanut farming in Georgia
with farmer Wes Shannon.
The Grumpy Chef
: He barely blogs anymore and we miss his vitriol desperately (they don't call him "The Grumpy Chef" for nothing), but we just had to share this old chestnut: The Audacity of a Patron
. Anyone who's worked in the industry has felt at least a little like this at one time or another...
New York Times
: Speaking of the industry, the Times
dishes it up from the other side of the table with this pertinent (if odd in places: "Don't hustle the lobsters"?) list of 100 Things Servers Should Never Do
The Last Days of Gourmet
: While not technically a blog, this page is worth a good look. No text -- just photos of the last days
magazine as staffers pack up, test kitchens are abandoned and desk drawers are emptied. Profound and sad.