Wednesday, April 02, 2008

STL food bloggers potluck!

This pretty pretty picture of my mini meatloaf cupcakes was taken by Jonathan Pollack at a potluck he and his wife, Stef from Cupcake Project, generously hosted at their home on Sunday. Jonathan is a wonderful photographer with a camera set-up that gives me major lens-envy. Check out his site! Hire him!

So yes, I made the famous meatloaf cupcakes. Pretty much the same as here. I did make some colorful mashed potatoes for little extra batch was orange, made by adding lots of paprika, and one batch was bright yellow, made using turmeric and saffron. As always, they were delightful.

The potluck was fun! I got to meet a whole bunch of fellow food bloggers from the area. A great group of peeps, though I admit I didn't get to talk to everybody. I did get the buffet line going, though...

That dish I am lunging eagerly for has some potato flatbreads that Nupur from One Hot Stove made. She had a curry sauce and several fixin's to go with them. Man those were good. (EDITED TO ADD: Nupur sent me the link to her blog entry on how to make these glorious nibbles. In her e-mail, she adds: "But I posted this recipe such a long time ago, and the way I make it now is a little different :) The patties that I made had a little turmeric, ginger and garlic in addition to the ingredients mentioned. The curry- I skipped the tamarind and jaggery (unrefined sugar) because I served the chutney on the side.") I could have eaten them all night. Except there was so much other awesome food to eat, too...including some amazing desserts. I guess you'd expect as much from a gathering of food bloggers, huh? Still...I needed another stomach. For real. For instance, check out Kelly's Tyler's Ultimate mac & cheese. Barbaric Gulp indeed! Also, you can see more of Jonathan's photos from the evening (they'll make you drool) by going to his website and entering the code FOODBLOG in the box below.

Here's a list of all the blogs representin' at the potluck (Oh geez I hope I got everybody...please yell at me if you were there and I failed to give a shout out):

smith family recipes -Margaret recaps the potluck, and here's the recipe for her dish, the fabulous "Unnamed Italian Dish."

sounding my barbaric gulp -Kelly's recap and recipe for her dish, Tyler's Ultimate mac & cheese.

the kitchen at serafina studios -Kristen & Gabriel put some photos and such of the potluck up here.

resourceful living

miss food snob -Amy posts her lemon tart recipe here.

ZiNur -Natalia's coconut rum cake was a huge marriage-worthy. Here's her recipe for this "Bienmesabe."

show me vegan -Lisa brought Orzo with Roasted vegetables!

i digress...

becky and the beanstock

one hot stove -Nupur, as mentioned above, made divine ragda patties. She writes a bit more about the potluck in this post, after some awesome-looking "dosas" which I need to try. now. Also, notice one of my favorite photos from the night...the date-tamarind chutney being poured (by moi!) onto a ragda patty. Money shot!

everybody loves cheese

veggie venture

cupcake project -Stef made yummy-shmummy lavender cupcakes.

stl today's recipe exchange

It was fantastic to meet everyone. I hope we do stuff like this more often. Please check out these blogs. they rule the Lou!


KELLY said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Stef!

It was great meeting you.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Stef it was fun to talk foodie books! Hope we do this again soon. And your blog looks great!

Stef said...

It was fun seeing you again! Loved the "cupcakes".

Anonymous said...

Oooh your get together sounds like so much fun! I love the meatloaf cupcake must have been April Fool's.

Anonymous said...

Meatloaf cupcakes . . . very cool, playful idea. I'll have to try it and I'll be sure to give you credit!

Anonymous said...

You got me in soooooo much trouble with my daughter! I showed her the pictures of the "cupcakes" and she started fussing about me not bringing any home for her. (Meatloaf is her favorite food.)

It was great to meet you! Can't wait until the next one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stef,

I am going to a Potluck/lecture in our town tonite to learn more about Moose in our area of NW CT, and I typed into Google: "what to make for a potluck dinner" and your post here came up in the list.

I went to high school in STL and my family is still lives in STL, and its heartening to see so much food love going on there.

I produce a web video show Gardenfork about cooking and gardening and other fun stuff, and Real World Green about practical green tips.

I will be in STL soon and I want to videotape my parents cooking in their kitchen, maybe you all will have another get-together that I can attend.

thx, eric.