Cleaning out the crisper
Seems like a good analogy for a catch-all posting on a food blog, don't you think? So I've moved but I'm still on the Foodie Report. I'm now a business reporter, and I'm covering retail and restaurants, among other things. It's a big change for me, but I'm quite excited by the prospect. Already it's been a fruitful (and long and exciting) week.
-- We reported that Mr. Cincinnati, Jim Tarbell, has sold Grammer's. I'm too new to Cincinnati to remember this place. Polly told me it was beautiful!
-- I'm reading your comments. I commented to midwest transplant on the Daveed's posting from a couple of weeks ago. She asked about organic food at restaurants. Truthfully, I don't know of many that use solely organic restaurants. I'll start asking, but unfortunately, I don't think a lot of places are using only organic. Do you know of any? Let us know.
-- I'm spending every Saturday morning at Findlay Market, enjoying the last tomatoes of the season and getting excited about squash. Forget flowers; I'm allergic to many. I like to put my pretty produce on a nice platter. I'm sad that summer's ending, but I love squash and pumpkin. Ruth Reichl had a recipe in one of her memories for "Swiss Pumpkin," essentially pumpkin gratin: bread, swiss cheese and milk, cooked inside a pumpkin. I'm terribly excited to try it on the first really cold night. Considering it's supposed to be in the 80s and 90s for the next week, I'll be waiting a while.