Foodsite Picks for 2011
Marty Martindale

SATURDAY MARKET’S BREAKFASTS IN CHINA – What are their customs, choices, vendor’s arrangements and more.

ABALONE FARM —  Many chefs compare it to scallops or lobster with a texture of veal, tender, rich and smacks of the sea. They ship.

GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR OWN TRAIL MIX – This is a modular approach and describes your choices in different ingredient categories. Great snacking!

Menu Sampling — IOZZO’S GARDEN OF ITALY, INDIANAPOLIS IN – Smoked Salmlon Platter, Scallops and Goat Cheese, Iceberg Stack, Toasted Ravioli, Italian Wedding Soup, Orzo Portabella, Salmon Piccata, Maple Bourbon Pork, Steaks Grilled, Iozzo or Oscar,

BLOGS ON WORLDWIDE STEET FOOD – Takoyaki in Osaka, South Korea’s Hot Dogs, Hanoi Street Bun Cha and more.

INTOLERANT OFFSPRING – Help for living with, or without, the foods your child doesn’t like.

OLD-TIME WHIMSY AND SUPERSTITIONS – This is actually a search engine of whimsies. Includes food and lots of other categories.

COUPONS AND OFFERS —  Coupon codes, sales and deals updated daily. Search over 4,000 stores. Print your own!

Menu Sampling — BABALOO TACOS AND TAPAS, JACKSON MS —  Tableside Guacamole, Pico de Gallo “shooter,” Carnitas, Hongas, Torta Cubana, Chicken Empanadas, Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms, Delta Grind Grits, Roasted Peanut Slaw, Tamarind Margarita,

ALL ABOUT FONDUE – Literally. Sections of recipes for Broth Fondue, Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Fondue, Dessert Fondue, Dips for Hot Oil and Broth Fondue, Equipment and Hot Oil Fondue.

JAZZMEN RICE – (Not jasmine) – A new aromatic brown rice from Louisiana – “Music for your mouth!” they say.

U. S. GOVERNMENT FOOD SAFETY – This is an important site:  recalls, alerts, food poisoning info, keeping food safe and more.

A TASTE OF THAI – brings us an amazingly simple, quick recipe for a Thai favorite. Just make sure your Red Curry Paste is not older than three months!

Menu Sampling — GRACIE’S, PROVIDENCE RI – Sherry Roasted Beet Salad, Rhode Island Mussels & Cockles, Gracie’s Rigatoni Companaro, Local Skate Wing, Roasted Giannone Chicken Ballotine, Bomster Sea Scallops, Madagascar Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee,

UNDERGROUND SALT MINE – It’s exhibits, educational, a train ride 600-feet underground. They also have an Interactive Dinner Theatre!

CRAVE CHEESE –Their mascarpone takes home four first place honors. See how else they make Wisconsin cheese proud.

COOKING DISTRICT – Read about the foods they think were most important in 2011.

YUM-O ORGANIZATION – Rachel Ray’s non-profit organization which is all about kids, veggies, farmers’ markets, food toolkits and other Yum-o ideas.

– Shrimp & Alligator Cheesecake, Crab and Lobster Chowder, Diver Scallops in garlic Chili Sauce, Canadian Elk Wrapped in Bacon, Shrimp & Seafood with Penne and Sherry Cream, Smoked Carrots in Pecan Sauce, Flourless Chocolate Paradise & Kahlua Cream,

TAIT FARM FOODS – In Central Pennsylvania since 1950 – specialized products, Harvest Shop, The Greenhouse and Community Harvest. Sign-up for their newsletter.

GRITS SIDE DISHES – From Allrecipes, Jalapeno and Monterrey Jack, Shrimp, Cognac and Baked Cheese, Stuffed Tomatoes with Grits and more.

HOUSTON’S ASIAN CONNECTIONS – Reviews of their Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean Malaysian and Thai restaurants.

SPICE HISTORY – A short course from 3000 BC to now.

Menu Sampling — CIOPINOT RESTAURANT, SAN SUIS OBISPO CA – Famous “No Word” Cioppino, Reserve Cioppino, Italian Cioppino, Scottish Salmon, Chilean Seabass, Flat Iron Steak, Seafood Fettuccini, Cockle Clams,

STUDY AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD – A cooking school located in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire in the UK. Continue reading