CultureMap: Eric Sandler visited Cloud 10 Creamery for the seven-course dessert tasting menu. You must reserve a spot for the tastings at least one week in advance, and Sandler reports that the tasting menu includes a variety of savory and sweet plates, such as the savory cabbage braised in dashi, mirin and soy, topped with peanuts and chimichurri, and the sweet (and chocolaty) miso ganache-filled chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and sesame seeds.
Blue Jean Gourmet: Nishta announced last week that she will be taking a break from all forms of social media for a few months and plans to "re-engage with food and writing on their own terms." In the post she explains her reason for stepping away from the blog and leaves her readers with some of her favorite winter dishes, including a recipe for Brussels sprouts carbonara.
For 1 Year of My Life: Ever thought you could eat at one restaurant for an entire year? Well, this lady did. Seattle blogger Beautiful Existence made a vow to eat Starbucks only for the entire 2013 year, and after spending $500 to $600 each month at the coffee giant, she can now eat whatever she wants. Take a look back at all of the meals, snacks and drinks she ate for 365 days.
The Pancake Princess: Erika wrapped up 2013 with a blog about her top posts for 2013, as well as a list of her personal favorite recipes from the past year. Take a look back at her popular posts and recipes, such as her banana buckwheat pancakes and cherry pie Larabars. Her list of favorite recipes includes one savory dish -- a vegan spinach and artichoke dip -- and seven sweet recipes, such as date Newton bites and chia icebox cake.
Bon Appetit: Andrew Knowlton sat down with four famous chefs, including Daniel Patterson of Coi and Alta CA in San Francisco, to get their advice about eating healthy in restaurants and how they define healthy eating today. In this roundtable discussion, Knowlton documents what each of these chefs said in back-and-forth conversation form.
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Houston Food Truck Reviews: David Sarkozi features the carnitas hash from Fraiche Mobile Kitchen in this week's food truck review. The hash includes tater tots, veggies, and carnitas (slow-roasted pork), and is topped with a fried egg. Sarkozi thought this could be an excellent dish, but believed it was missing a few key components that would have improved the overall quality. He thought the egg was overcooked, and that the carnitas should have had more crisp.