Shopping & Reviews

2/22/11: Links We Love

A look at what we’re reading, cooking, and clicking this week.

Waiter justice, circa 1604: Angry over a plate of artichokes, painter Caravaggio, the Russell Crowe of the early 17th century, hit a saucy waiter on the cheek with an earthenware dish. BBC

Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz are working their way through the entire Gourmet archive, and photographing the results of cooking the recipes. This site is becoming a great visual archive of American food trends. The Way We Eat

Using spinach and kimchee to fill pastry crust, this recipe takes the idea of Greek spanakopita to a whole new level. Not Eating Out In New York

A clever little video teaches how to easily peel pearl onions, perfect for winter stews and braises. Serious Eats

Inspired by a honeymoon on the Indian Ocean in Kenya, this recipe for fish baked in foil with fennel and lime makes us want to hop on a flight to Africa. Food 52

Getting impatient for spring produce? This asparagus risotto with orange pepper and orange provides a nice preview of spring flavors using winter ingredients. Dana Treat

A moving and honest story by Pete Wells on feeding a family when you're too busy to cook. The New York Times

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