A Taste of Yellow 2008
There were these three bloggers, An English one, an American one and an Australian one. One day as they were each tapping away at their respective keyboards, the English one inadvertently pressed a particular combination of keys that released a magic spell and conjured up the Genie of the G-key. The Genie, bathed in a golden yellow glow, sparkled and shimmered as he spoke: "You have stumbled upon the Genie of The G-Key, I may grant you the wish of spending today with one blogger from anywhere in the world". The English blogger listened in amazement, but without any hesitation muttered the words Barbara, from Winos & Foodies.
Apologies if you were expecting a joke because I am quite serious about the fact I wish it was easier to simply talk to Barbara over a cup of tea instead of over email. Barbara is truly a wonderful woman. Despite the fact she is battling her own fight with cancer, Barbara has always found the time to lend an ear or offer some advice to me. And for that, I am indebted to her.
Last year, Barbara started a Taste of Yellow as her "own little thank you to Lance for the strength he has given me over the past three years. I couldn't have done it without you....and to those of you supporting family members or friends - they can't do it without you either."
For her Taste of Yellow event, Barbara invites food bloggers from all over the world to post a picture and a recipe that includes a yellow ingredient. Because Live Strong day is all about finding strength inside of yourself. I decided to try and make some Oeufs Mayonnaise this year. Easy peasy you might think? Not for me, oh no. Because it is one of Fred's favourite things in the world, I have attempted to make mayonnaise many times, but every attempt in his presence has ended in failure. This time however, as you can see, I must have found the power within me to make it right and my mayonnaise turned out perfectly. I could hardly believe my eyes. (My taste buds could hardly believe their luck.) I have to thank fellow English woman, Anne Willan, whose recently published The Country Cooking of France is exactly the book I have been looking for
And speaking of glorious Yellow - Barbara has extended the deadline for taking part in her Taste of Yellow Event to April 27th. That leaves everyone another week to join in the fun and help bring a little more yellow sunshine into Barbara's event.
2007 | A favourite Recipe of all time: Leek Tartare
2006 | What's for Pud?
2005 | English Food, not so bad after all?