I've been using my RSS reader more consistently, and have added more blogs to my reading list, including several food blogs.
One of these, Kalyn's Kitchen, has a reader survey today. The perfect topic for some lunch-time bloggery! I'll try to answer as best as I can.
- Tell us a little about yourself. (If you'd like, tell your name, where you live, and what you do for a living. If not, just share something interesting.)
My name is Elke, I go by elkit online. I live in San Jose, California with three cats, and I make web pages for a living.
- How did you find Kalyn's Kitchen and how long have you been reading this blog?
I am pretty new to Kalyn's Kitchen; only been reading for a few weeks. I forget how I found her - by searching for a recipe, and her blog came up in the results? Or through a link from another blog? In any case, I like how well-organized her site is, and how easily you can find recipes, so I added her to my above-mentioned RSS reader.
- What are some things you'd be sure to eat if you were visiting San Francisco?
I live about an hour away, so I trek up to "the City" regularly. My favorites are the Suppenküche, a home away from home for this German ex-pat, and Eos, about whose liquid-center chocolate cake I have recurring dreams. And the Ferry Building is hog heaven for foodies.
- Where's the best place you ever went for a vacation and what did you eat there?
Tuscany, with a dozen friends, for about a dozen days. We ate lots of great Italian food, drank wonderful wines, and lots of good strong coffee. One of the finest meals I have ever had was Pasta Carbonara with smoked duck instead of the customary bacon, at Sotto le Fonti in Siena. Still makes my mouth water, just thinking about it five years later.
- What's the next thing you'll be cooking in your own kitchen?
The very next thing will probably be some veggies tonight. The green beans and mushrooms need killin'. The next thing I am really looking forward to cooking? A clafoutis, like this Apricot and Cherry Clafoutis from The Ethicurean, or the Clafoutis à la Fraise from Chocolate and Zucchini. Like I said, I've been reading a bunch of food blogs lately.
Oh, and to answer my question in the title: No, I cannot have another piece of chocolate cake. Matter of fact, since I've been curtailing my sugar intake, I am not even going to have a first piece.