Friday, Feb. 13, 2009


Slashfood is a site for people who are serious about what they put in their bodies, the blogosphere's answer to "smart food" books like Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Packed with useful food tips, Slashfood tells you what to do with leftover heavy cream (make cream scones, bread pudding, Alfredo sauce, or herbed sauce for fish) or how to feed yourself for $15 a week (hope you like oatmeal.) There are scads of recipes, which can be searched by protein or category (comfort food, organic) or holiday (Thanksgiving, Passover). In a squat-and-gobble culture, Slashfood is food for thought.

Sample Slashfood post: Chicken soup stock made with small pieces of chicken produces much more flavor than large pieces of chicken. Using ground chicken maximizes the amount of flavor extraction in the shortest period of time.

Entry you'll never see: It's impossible to make French fries at home that taste as good as the ones at McDonald's.