You know, starting Uptown Kitchen, I thought "we're bound to be the only people writing a blog about cooking in Manhattan, right?" Boy were we wrong. Not only were we not the only culinary enthusiasts with internet access, we found out that there are actually more blogs about culinary enthusiasm than there are about sexual enthusiasm. Criminy! Who knew it was such a dog-eat-dog-sauteed-with-a- reduction-of-limoncello world out there?
At chowhound.com, some guy posted a "what are your favorite New York food blogs?" thread, and not only were there innumerable results, I had never heard of most of them, and they were all so professional and insightful it made me want to turn my face to the wall. I got very intimidated by one site, where a girl actually quit her job to move to New York and blog about food. She describes herself as "a very hungry and opinionated girl on a mission to become a key figure in the culinary world. Armed with a killer appetite and a blue ballpoint pen, she's ready to take the city by storm." This was before I read any of the posts. Not only does she misspell several words per post, she seems to gravitate toward the unpleasant. When reading "I basically decided that falafel tasted like body oder," I began to doubt the sense of shame I should feel at posting my own obviously foolish misadventures in the kitchen.
I found her blog while looking up stuff about bagels in NYC, and was trying to find a picture to show the difference between sable and lox. She was writing about some bagelry that she "discovered," then showed a picture of the bagel she was raving about.
Take it away!
Hide the children!
That's a hollowed-out(?) pumpernickel bagel, scallion(??) cream cheese, slippery-looking sable, lettuce(???), tomato(???) American cheese(?????!!!!!!?????), onions and more tomato.
Gah. Bluh. Ullggghh.
I'm sorry for subjecting you to that image. If there was any purpose to this post, it's merely to establish that, while my pizza may be ugly, at least we shouldn't be ashamed of the clearly frivolous content here.