Saturday, January 07, 2006

Now that the holidays are FINALLY over, it's interesting to see what is inspiring food bloggers in the kitchen.

First off Heidi at 101 Cookbooks found inspiration in an old cookbook handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. Check out her adaption, Vintage Jam Tarts with a biscuit-style base.

Next Stephen from Stephen Cooks was inspired by fresh-off-the-boat seafood, you will be too when you see the picture of his luscious Seared Scallops with Wine-Braised Leeks.

Finally over at Tigers and Strawberries Barbara's daughter was inspired by all of her mom's umami posts. She created a recipe, Umami Chicken, Mushroom and Gai Lan.

Barbara is a real pro when it comes to Chinese food and her posts on umami shouldn't be missed. Read them in order--
Do You Know Umami?
Got Umami? Soybean Ingredients of the East
Umami from the Oceans of Asia
Umami:The Power of Fermentation and Fungus