5 to 9 Foodies

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M. F. K. Fisher [image via Gourmet Live]

“I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world.” – M. F. K. Fisher

Thanks, Hilary!

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Foodie Finds from around the Web

Happy Saturday! No new recipes today. Today is about food and design – two of my favorite things. So enjoy a few foodies finds from around the web, curated by yours truly.

XO – Rae

In the mood to play with your breakfast? Designer Avihai Shurin created this sunnyside egg shaper. Oh…the possibilities… Via.

Pop Chart Lab has created an all-encompassing poster of kitchenware. Over 200 items. Prepare to lust. This is not a good thing for a girl who is about to register for her wedding. Eek! Have a closer look. Via.

Oh, David Schwen. You brilliant man. Schwen has created playful Pantone pairings for some of our favorite foods. Above, bacon and eggs. More here. Via.

Finally, a recent drawing by Marc Johns. Wouldn’t this be a fantastic piece to hang in your kitchen? Maybe you could do a set.

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An Autumn Feast

Jaime and I first talked about creating a food blog back in May when we attended a work conference in Orlando and we had a long plane ride to dream-up and scheme about such things. It took us six more months of talking about it before we actually got up the nerve to try it. We started with a cooking experiment – something we affectionately called “Food Blog R&D” – to find out if we had what it took. We spent one entire Friday in October mixing, dicing, mashing, swirling, and fluffing the dishes that would become our food blog beta-test.

We decided early on that we wanted one of our focuses to be seasonal meals so we started with an autumn harvest feast. We worked hard, laughed a lot, and put together a wonderful fall meal full of the season’s best flavors: pumpkin and sweet potato, rosemary, sage, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, ginger, sweet crisp apples, cranberries, and walnuts. Over the next few weeks we’ll share the full meal. In the meantime – here are some pictures to tempt and tantalize.