For The Foodies

I don't know how many of you are listening to The Splendid Table podcast, but I listened to one recently & learned a couple of things that I thought are worth sharing. It's the April 9, 2011 episode, which you can listen to here.

The first thing I want to share is in regard to food apps. I know most of you have iPhones, or smart phones, & are into apps, especially ones geared towards food & cooking. Apparently there are over 100,000 food apps (!!!). Lynne had John Moe on as a guest & he suggested some different food apps, but one really caught my attention: Fooducate.

Fooducate is an app that allows you to scan bar codes on products in grocery stores, see what the ingredients really are & then it suggests healthy alternatives. He used cereal as an example, which I completely identify with as I'm a big cereal eater & am always switching cereals & brands based on sugar content, etc. iPhone users can download the Fooducate iPhone app for free here.

The other thing I want to talk about is cooking for one. And I feel like this applies to all of us, single or not, because even us 'marrieds' have many a night when we're eating alone, whether our significant other is on tour, in the studio, away on business, etc. As I've mentioned before, I tend to eat like a refugee on the nights I eat alone, but some of you may have higher standards. And why shouldn't you?!

Lynne had Joe Yonan, the food editor of The Washington Post, on talking about his new cookbook, Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One. Joe was hilarious & talked about how he loves to cook for himself & how he's kind of a condiment whore. Apparently he adds fish sauce to everything. He also talks about one of his go-to recipes made with stuff almost always in his fridge: a taco made with a sweet potato, fried egg, 'blackened' salsa & picked onion - yum!

I'm really enjoying listening to The Splendid Table. If you're interested & have the time, I highly recommend it.

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