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If I wanted to use $5 words, I'd call this a prolegomena to the historiography of a partisanal omniphagorists' virtual sodality. But maybe it's better to call it "Hey! Look @ WFD did!" - it is the weekend, after all.

Tonight's offering was suggested by a comment by tapestry about past WFD diaries. I began to wonder about these: what had been written about, what appeared more-or-less popular (based on comments/recs), et cetera. So, after a little searching, and a lot of patience, please enjoy What's For Dinner: What's For Dinner. Or, after revisiting (nearly) all past What's For Dinner essays, maybe call it What's For Dinner: GROUNDHOG DAY.

Groundhog Day
(Columbia Pictures 1993)

I said "nearly" all WFD diaries because there seem to be a few from way back that fell through the cracks when using the DK search bot. I think I captured most; maybe 10-20 from 2006-2008 didn't get vacuumed up. But the data are representative overall.

A brief history: "WFD Episode 1.1" premiered August 5, 2006 as an occasional series driven by DK users tvb, kate petersen, and cookiebear, and has since grown into the community you're mixing with right now.
The method for this study is pretty straightforward. I used the DK search tool to bring up the list of WFD diaries, which came with author, date published, # comments, # recommendations, # hotlisted, # views. This resulted in a population of 289 diaries, from Aug. 2006 - Jan. 2014. This information was pasted into an Excel spreadsheet (289 rows). I added 3 columns to the spreadsheet: Category, Theme, and Focus. Here's where things got tricky... Judgment is subjective. Sorting people's creative work into subjectively-defined groups can be difficult; however, it was clear that there were repeated themes people explored. So I devised the Category (Big Group), Theme (Medium Group), Focus (Smallest Group) hierarchy to enable sorting and analysis.

Category included Cooking, Ingredient, Dish, Celebration. Cooking included diaries about technique and process. Ingredient diaries highlighted a particular foodstuff. Dish diaries focused on a particular concoction and/or variations. Celebration diaries included those about holidays, ethnic foods, seasons of the year, writing, the WFD community itself, and diaries that seemed to lack an overarching theme.

Theme is a subset of diaries within each Category. These included topics about a food group, particular holiday or culture. Examples include diaries about mammals, poultry, seafood, bread-grain-pasta, fruit-veg-nut, dairy, holiday, season, culture, technique, light, sweets, and writing.

Focus is a subset of diaries within each Theme. Examples of pigeonholes for topics within the Focus grouping included soups-stew-casserole, vegetarian, pie, cake, Jewish, WFD, barbecue, herbs-and-spices, beef, canning, party, salad, reminiscence, the Internet, and "Challenges." Challenges include diaries about kitchen disasters, making do with/without something, etc.

Coding was sometimes a challenge. For example, WFD 5.21, Wiligia, from December 2010, was a reminiscence about family celebrating Polish-American Christmas. That could have been classed as Celebration-Culture-Poland, Celebration-Writing-Reminiscence, Celebration-Holiday-Christmas. For this, I chose the latter, based on the overarching theme of Christmas especially, rather than Polish-American food in general.

I realize there might be some (a lot!) of disagreement about how to classify a particular diary. There was a fair amount of subjective judgment in the coding, but I tried to glean the primary focus. That's why, if anyone is interested, I can post the spreadsheet info and you can re-code/sort as you please.
Once everything was coded, the data juggling began. It was fairly rudimentary; I used Excel's "Sort" function and counted up various groups, then made charts with some of the numbers. I was interested to see what the diaries could say about WFD over time. The results presented here are limited to speaking to diary topics and the relative attention given them. Results are NOT about foods/dishes/topics people discussed in comments in each diary. If someone wants to take a crack at exploring comments, have at it. Elfling could probably write a code that would analyze that subject in a few minutes, but it's more than I want to do.

Now - to the results!

This is the distribution of diary categories since the beginning (pie chart - of course):

This shows the number of comments and diary recs over time:
Here is the average number of comments over the years (let's get those numbers up, people!)
Now to the interesting stuff. Here is the percentile distribution of themes since the beginning of the series. Following that is a year-by-year breakdown.
There was fair diversity the first 2 years:
2008-2009 things got pretty skewed. Also, there were only 19 diaries for those 2 years. I can only surmise that's because people here were tirelessly working to defeat McCain/Palin. Also.
In 2010, the series regained regularity, so to speak, and the diversity of topics went, as Michael Steele used to say, "OFF THE HOOK!"
This brings us to where we are today: regular diaries and a nice assortment of things people write about. Dairy still gets little love, while fruits/vegetables/nuts are demonstrably a long-term powerhouse topic of interest.
Here are a few random numbers about diary focus. "Diary Focus" is followed by the number of diaries about that subject:
BEEF 9, GARLIC 3, HERBS & SPICES 10, LOBSTERS 2, MEATLOAF 2, PASTA 8, PIE 6, SALAD 7, SQUIRREL 1, THANKSGIVING 8, KITCHEN TOOLS 6, and WINE 1.
Only 1 diary about cooking squirrels. Hm.

WFD topics are predominantly mainstream USA, but some of the more interesting (to me) diaries feature cultural / ethnic cuisine topics. Here are the numbers (slightly skewed as a few were grouped in "holiday" theme; this is the "culture" theme breakdown).

Finally, you might be asking yourself, "how can I ensure my diary will get the most comments?" Well, write one about culinary techniques, essay some personal anecdotes or just tell a good story; the latter seems to obtain at DK generally.
What's the takeaway from all of this? Diaries about dieting/light foods probably won't be very popular.

Of course, some of the above should be considered with caution. Very often comments in WFD diaries go off in directions far afield of the diarist's topic. Another analysis might factor the number of diarists per year; et cetera, et cetera. Please take the data and relive each WFD diary and create your own analyses. Have fun! Just don't let Ned Ryerson sell you products based on his actuarial tables.

That's all ok, this isn't science; it's What's For Dinner. This exercise was largely for my own amusement, and I hope it is of some interest. At least I got to make some pretty pies.

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  •  We had Chinese food left over from... (22+ / 0-)

    ...last night (Gung Hai Fat Choi).  I had shrimp and rice.  Debbie had sesame chicken and some beef and green beans.

    I'd be appreciative of visitors to my good news story:  Maine Supreme Court:  Transgender students must have full access to school facilities

  •  I grilled pork chops this afternoon (21+ / 0-)

    for myself and my brother.
    I fought off the winds to keep the charcoals hot, and then I had to fend off a light, misty rain.
    my culinary technique was to keep tossing in charcoals and relighting them, and to curse profusely.
    What should have taken 2 hours clocked in at 5 hours.
    All's well blah blah blah.
    They were delicious.
    There was some beer drinking involved.
    Just sayin'.

  •  We had ravioli tonight. (17+ / 0-)

    I have written a few what's (not) for dinner diaries. I am not sure what category they fall into.

  •  Interesting breakdown, thanks. (16+ / 0-)

    Chicken and rice for dinner for me tonight.

    "Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." Muhammad Ali

    by blueoregon on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 04:47:11 PM PST

  •  I'm actually kinda shocked at how low the cultural (18+ / 0-)

    or ethnic numbers are over all.

    For example, I would have thought Germany would have had more than one diary, although I have to admit the only one I can remember having seen was an Oktoberfest one, I think.  Ditto the France and Spain numbers.  

    I'll have to dig back and find the Native American one, I missed that.

    I actually have a few cultural cookbooks that haven't been featured, maybe I need to try out some recipes.  (I'm pretty sure I've got an Amish cookbook, as well as a Mormon one.)

  •  Mild Curried Swordfish & Basmati Rice (16+ / 0-)

    will be tomorrow's dinner.

    We had leftovers tonight. I have to make up my tofu based sour cream since I can't use sour cream or yogurt, and in a while I'll move the frozen swordfish steaks from freezer to fridge.

    Speaking of freezers, we had to replace the fridge when it died last month, and the new one has a bottom freezer.

    But its sides and bottom are wire grid, there's no solid surfaces to contain the cold air. When you pull it open, all the cold air can fall right out the bottom very quickly.

    Anyone know what the logic is behind such a construction?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 04:52:23 PM PST

  •  So, my handyman is hungry all the time. (15+ / 0-)

    My brother thought it was due to his habit from being in prison, to scarf up food when it was in front of you, hungry or not.
    But I sat him down and questioned him on Thursday.
    He pays rent, but does not get board.  He can't cook.  He eats canned soup or chili.
    I am going to buy him a crock pot and give him some cooking lessons.
    I need 4 or 5 of the easiest, simplest crock pot recipes on the planet.  He has hardly any reading skills, and very little money to go shop at the store for nutritious food.
    Any help is appreciated.
    I can get him through a pot roast, but would appreciate some other things, maybe some chicken dishes.
    I do know he gets tired of eating the same thing repeatedly when given a choice.
    I need the 2 or 3 meals sort of recipe ideas.
    Thanks.
    Charles thanks you.

  •  Ahoy! In the interest of peer review (!): (14+ / 0-)

    here are the data I used.
    At the very least, it might serve as an index of the many interesting things people have written for WFD.
    I think the easiest way to post Excel data is to put one column from the spreadsheet into one comment. I've tried it, and the formatting seems to work ok - copy the column from the comment, then paste into a column in the spreadsheet.
    Should result in 289 diaries - 290 rows including the header.
    Here's column 1: title

    TITLE
    What's for Dinner? Episode 1.1
    What's For Dinner? Episode 1.4
    What's For Dinner? 1.9½ - Bread, Soup, and Emergency Substitution Edition
    What's For Dinner? V 1, N 10: A Slim Version of the Original
    What's for Dinner V. 1.11 - The Stock Market
    What's for Dinner? 1.12 - "She's Just Not That Into You" edition
    What's For Dinner? V 1.13: Beginner's Mind ... Naturally
    What's For Dinner - The Big Fat Turkey: Episode 1.15
    What's For Dinner? V1.16 - Leftovers, Afterthoughts, and Pie! edition
    What's for Dinner? V 1.17: The Capers of Los Diablos
    What's for Dinner? 1.19
    What's For Dinner? V. 1.20: The Seductive Powers of Magical Thinking (aka The Ramtha Rant)
    What's for Dinner V1.21 - The Early Bird Dinner Edition
    What's for Dinner 1.22: Fast, Frugal, and Fun - Easy Dinners for Beginning Cooks
    What's for Dinner? V. 1.23: Garam Masala and Chai Tea - The Day After Tomorrow Edition
    What's For Dinner?  The Comfortable Edition Vol. 1.24
    What's for Dinner? V. 1.28: Fear of Crockpots
    What's for Dinner? V 1.29: The Yogurt Chronicles
    What's for Dinner? What's in Your Kitchen? V. 1.30
    What's for Dinner? Are You Really Going to Eat That? V. 1.33
    What's For Dinner? v 1.34 - What do you do without bread?
    What's for Dinner? V. 1.35: Wild Onions
    What's for Dinner? V: 1.36: The Spice of Life
    What's for Dinner? 1.37: Random Access Memory, or Luck of the Draw
    What's for Dinner? The Empty Pantry Version 1.38
    What's for Dinner? V. 1:39: The Experiment
    What's for Dinner? 1.40: Copycat Edition
    What's For Dinner V. 1.41: It Tastes Like Cardboard
    What's for Dinner V 1.42: Wild Things, Graphics Intensive Version
    What's for Dinner V 1.43: A Cook's Bookshelf, or, What are you reading for Dinner?
    What's for Dinner? V. 1.44: The Lamest What's for Dinner? Ever
    What's For Dinner Tonight, Irish Edition
    What's for Dinner V 1.47: It's Too Darn Hot to Cook!
    What's for Dinner, Spanish Edition: Tapas.
    What's for Dinner? V. 1:49: Wedding Bells and Anniversaries Edition
    What's for Dinner V 1.50: Spontaneous Cooking, or Noodling in the Kitchen
    What's for Dinner V 1.51: My Favorite Vegetable
    What's for Dinner? v.1.52 - Party night and nobody's home
    What's for Dinner? V. 2:1: A Modest Screed, Jacques Pepin Edition
    What's for Dinner? v 2.2: Summer Doldrums and Dog Day Dinners
    What's for Dinner Tonight: Japanese Edition
    What's for Dinner? v 2.5: The Year of Upside-Down
    What's for Dinner v2.6: It's a Chili Day
    What's For Dinner, Provencal edition, part 1
    What's for Dinner v2.8: Squash
    What's for Dinner? V. 2:9: Bon Voyage, Hummingbirds!
    What's for Dinner, Vol. 2,10: Eid al-Fitr edition
    What's For Dinner: (belated) Oktoberfest edition
    What's For Dinner? Oh Noes! Hope everyone is ok edition
    What's for Dinner? v.2.14: The Secret Ingredient
    What's For Dinner? V. 2:??: Uh Oh Edition
    What's for Dinner v.2.16:The World's Most Perfect Food
    What's for Dinner? v2.17
    What's for Dinner v2.18: Tourtiere
    What's for Dinner? (A Caribbean Celebration)
    What's for Dinner? v.2.21: Multicultural Feast of Little Bites
    What's for Dinner? V. 2:28: The Edible GBCW
    What's for Dinner?: Tropical Fruits & Vegetables
    What's For Dinner:Mexico
    What's for Dinner?  My Curry Edition
    What's for Dinner: The World of Garlic
    What's for Dinner: from Frying Pan to Mouth in 20 Minutes.
    What's for Dinner: the 20 Minutes Edition, with Obama.
    What's for Dinner: the Repost Edition
    What's for Dinner: The Italian Edition
    What's for Dinner:The World of Turkish Cuisine Edition
    What's for Dinner 13 December 2008 Emergency Rescue
    What's For Dinner?  Soup
    What's For Dinner? Comfort Food 2.0
    What's For Dinner? - St Patrick's Day edition
    What's for Dinner?  Eat the Market
    What's For Dinner:  From Greenmarket to Grill
    What's for Dinner - The Open Office Crash Contingency
    What's For Dinner? Hot Fun in the Summertime!
    What's for Dinner: Tostones
    What's for Dinner?: Risotto
    What's for Dinner: An American Indian Feast
    What's For Dinner? I have no f@ing idea what's for dinnner!
    What's For Dinner: Pie!  With Politics and Vodka!
    What's For Dinner?  Pork: the Other White Meat!
    Lunar New Year: Beware the Nian!
    What's for Dinner: Oaxacan Moles
    What's for Dinner?: Cajun !
    What's For Dinner: Pass the Bread, Please
    What's For Dinner? The Braisin' Hussy!
    What's For Dinner? Cooking w/o a kitchen ed.
    What's for Dinner?: Fennel
    What's for Dinner 20100327:  Oven Baked Pecan Catfish
    What's For Dinner? London Broil
    What's For Dinner?
    What's for Dinner?: Comfort Food (w/ poll)
    What's for Dinner?  20100424:  Intensive Gardening
    What's For Dinner? Teh Intertoobz! Resources & inspiration from the web
    What's For Dinner? Pesto Pasta w/ Seafood (with variations)
    What's For Dinner?: Grillin', Chillin', and Beverage Swillin'!
    What's For Dinner? Polenta, Pancetta, Potatoes!
    What's For Dinner: Summertime . . .and the salads are easy!
    What's for Dinner: Wild Alaska Seafood
    What's for dinner?:  Wild Alaska Seafood!
    What's for Dinner: Irons On the Fire
    What's for Dinner: Lobster, Maine's Treasure
    What's For Dinner? Grilled Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped In Bacon
    What's for Dinner: Chicken Thighs - Oh My!
    What's For Dinner?  Pasotto!
    What's For Dinner: Dining Out at Home
    What's for Dinner? Well, for starters . . .
    What’s for Dinner v5.1: Anniversary Edition - Our Daily Bread
    What's For Dinner: Texas-Style Barbecue
    What's for Dinner: August Tomatoes
    What's For Dinner v.5.4 - Zucchini
    What's for dinner: marinated salads
    What's For Dinner: Unusual Pesto
    What's for Dinner: Cast Iron Alchemy
    What's For Dinner: Vermont Chicken Pie Suppers
    What's For Dinner? Fall in New England
    What's For Dinner: Diggin' In The Crates
    What's For Dinner: BBQ Sauce
    What's for Dinner: Oktoberfest!
    What's For Dinner v.5.13: Casseroles
    What's for dinner: life is uncertain [desserts]
    What's for Dinner: Pork With Apples
    What's For Dinner: Aw, Nuts! Holiday Snacks
    What's for Dinner v5.17
    What's For Dinner: The Winter Holidays
    What's For Dinner: Steamed Christmas Pudding
    What's for Dinner v5.21: Wiligia
    What's for Dinner v.5.22: 2010 Round-Up & Cooking Open Thread
    What's for Dinner v.5.23: 2011 Challenge: Think Global, Buy Local
    What's for Dinner: Good for What Ails 'ya in Stressful Times
    What's for Dinner: Changing Over
    What's for Dinner: v5.29 Valentine's Dinner
    What's for Dinner? Asian Noodle Soups Edition
    What's for Dinner v.5.22: 2010 Round-Up & Cooking Open Thread
    What's For Dinner: February at the Market
    What’s for Dinner? Special Edition: WFD & DK4
    What's for Dinner? v5.30: New Cooking Book
    What's for Dinner? v.5.31 Stuffed Peppers
    What's For Dinner? v 5.32 Cakes For Two
    What's For Dinner? v5.33: Local Activism A La Mode.
    What's for Dinner? v.5.34: Lenten and Easter Foods
    What's for Dinner: v5.35 Pesach preparations
    What's For Dinner? v.5.36 Meatless Wonders
    What's for Dinner? v.5.37 - Spring has Sprung!
    What’s for Dinner? v.5.38: Cold Soups w/ poll
    WFD: All Day Mexican
    What's for Dinner: v5.39
    What's For Dinner? v. 5.40: This Week at the Farmers' Market
    What's for Dinner? Chiles Rellenos
    What's for Dinner: Foraging for Wild Food on a Maine Island
    What's for Dinner? v5.43: Obscure Kitchen Chemistry
    What's For Dinner? v. 5.44 Up In Smoke
    What's For Dinner? v5.45 Grilling
    What's For Dinner? v5.46: Mom's Cooking
    What's For Dinner? v5.47: drchelo's Recipes
    What's For Dinner v5.48: Meh. . . .It's a Piece of Cake!
    What's For Dinner v. 5.49: Picnic Time!
    What's for Dinner? v5.50 Pesto Please!
    What's for Dinner? v.5.51: Simple Summer Entertaining
    What's For Dinner v 5.52: Summer Cocktails and Other Drinks
    What's For Dinner v6.01: no mention of haggis here.....
    What's For Dinner v6.02: Gilroy Garlic Festival 2011
    What's (not) for Dinner? v6.03: culinary disasters
    What's For Dinner? v6.04 Emergency Rescues!
    What's For Dinner? v 6.05: Closing out the Summer Edition
    What's for Dinner? v6.06: Chili
    What's for Dinner? v.6.07: Canning Tomatoes, with a Nod to Purple Hull Peas
    What's for Dinner? v.6.08: Breakfast in Scotland
    What's for Dinner v.6.09: Onion Soup
    What's For Dinner?: Taking It Slow
    What's for Dinner v.6.11: Northern Comfort
    What's For Dinner? v. 6.12 Stone Soup
    What's For Dinner? v.6.13 Braised Short Ribs
    What's For Dinner? v.6.14: Scottish desserts
    What's For Dinner? v.6.15: Easy Holiday Side Dishes
    What's for Dinner? Feeding the Hungry Crowds for just a few $$
    What's For Dinner? v6.17 The Thanksgiving Feast
    What's for Dinner? v6.18
    What's for Dinner? v6.19 - Bread
    What's for Dinner v6.20: Oil, oil, oil everywhere....
    What's for Dinner? v6.21: Cornish Game Hens
    What's for Dinner? v6.22: Rum Balls
    What's for Dinner? v.6.23: Recovering from the Holidays
    What's for Dinner? v6.24: Clementines
    What's For Dinner: Pie, Of Course. Blueberry edition.
    What's for Dinner? v6.26: Gnocchi
    What's for Dinner? v6.27: Perfect in Parchment
    What's for Dinner? v6.28: Calf Liver
    What's for Dinner? v6.29: Veal Chops
    What's for Dinner? v6.30: Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
    What's for Dinner? v6.31: Pasta
    What’s For Dinner? v6.32: Corny Meat
    What's for Dinner? v6.33: More Pasta - Bolognese
    What's for Dinner? v6.34: Salt Cod Fritters
    What's for Dinner? v6.35: Moussaka
    What's for Dinner? v6.36: About That Ham Bone
    What's for Dinner? v6.37: Chicken Salad, Venetian Style
    What's for Dinner? v6.38: Meatloaf
    What's for Dinner? v6.39: Mussels
    What's for Dinner? v6.40: Carrots, Carrots and More Carrots
    What's for Dinner? v6.41: Grape Salad
    What's for Dinner? v.6.42: Tzatziki Macaroni Salad
    What's For Dinner? v.6.43 End Of The Month Potluck
    What's for Dinner: Entertaining Eight Made Simple
    What's For Dinner v.6. 45 Breakfast For Dinner
    What's For Dinner? v.6 46 Hail Caesar!
    What's For Dinner v.6 47 Grilled Chicken Sausage & Summer Vegtable Saute
    What's For Dinner? v. 6.48 Chewing The Fat
    What's For Dinner? v 6.49 Summer Peach Pie
    What's For Dinner? v.6.50 Recreating Childhood Memories
    What's for Dinner v. 6.51: Lobster, Maine's Treasure Redux
    What's For Dinner v6.52 - Smoked Chicken
    What's For Dinner, Summer's Bounty
    What's for Dinner? How we Cook
    What's for Dinner: I've Got Crabs
    What's For Dinner: Hatch Chilies Galore!
    What's For Dinner? v7.05 Summer's Bounty II: Electric Boogaloo
    What’s for Dinner? v7.06 The Cheesecake
    What's for Dinner? Forgotten Recipes
    What's for Dinner: Favorite Cookbooks
    What's for Dinner v.7.09: Beautiful Bone Broth
    What's For Dinner v.7.10: Chile Today, Hot Tamale
    What's for Dinner? v7.11 Sabayon
    What's for Dinner v7.12 Natural, Organic, Artificial, and Synthetic, oh My!
    What's for Dinner? v. 7.13 Blasts from the Past!
    What's For Dinner v7.14: Cuban Roast Pork (Got my mojo workin')
    What's For Dinner? v7.15 Thanksgiving Without Turkey Pt. 1
    What's For Dinner? v.7.16 Thanksgiving Without Turkey Pt. II
    What's for Dinner? Leftovers!
    What's for Dinner? v.7.18 Nuts to You!
    What's For Dinner? v.7.19 Junk Food
    What's For Dinner? v.7.20 Comfort Food
    What's For Dinner? v.7.21 The Inevitable Christmas Cookie Diary
    What's For Dinner? v7.22 Foodie Adventures in South-East Asia
    What's For Dinner v.7.23 Couscous
    What's For Dinner v.7.24 Food Blogs
    What's For Dinner: Democratic Victories Go Better With Pie.
    What's For Dinner Special Tribute: Translator's Catfish Chowder
    What's For Dinner? v7.27: Game Day Cooking!
    What's For Dinner v.7.28 Mardi Gras
    What's For Dinner v.7.29 Let Us Eat Cake
    What's For Dinner? v7.30: Crocking!
    What's For Dinner v.7.31 Beef Blackout
    What's For Dinner v.7.32 Bouillabaisse
    What's For Dinner v.7.33 An Irish Feile
    What's for Dinner v. 7.34: Cooking with Wine
    What's For Dinner v.7.35 Spring Brunch
    What's For Dinner v.7.36 Jamaican Beef Stew & Rice
    What's For Dinner v.7.37 Garlic
    What's For Dinner? v.7.38 Quiche
    What's For Dinner? v.7.39 Baker's Half Dozen
    What's For Dinner? v.7.40 Cinco De Mayo
    What's For Dinner? v.7.41 National Fruit Cocktail Day
    What's For Dinner? v.7.42 Strawberries
    What's For Dinner? v.7.43 Memorial Day
    What's For Dinner? "Don't Bogart That Salsa, My Friend, Pass It Over To Me"
    What's for Dinner? v. 7.45 Entertaining On The Deck
    What's For Dinner! v. 7.47 Up In Smoke
    What's For Dinner? v7.48: Early Summer's Bounty-Fresh Herbs
    What's For Dinner? v.7.49 Melt Free Meals
    What's For Dinner? .7.50 Libations, Milkshakes and other Summer Treats
    What's For Dinner? v.7.51 Spicy Sambal Chicken & Shrimp
    What's for Dinner v. 7.52: Too Much Basil!
    What's For Dinner v8.1: Happy 8th Anniversary!
    What's for Dinner? v8.2: Pizza!
    What's for Dinner? v8.3: Tomatoes!
    What's for Dinner? v8.4: Peaches
    What's For Dinner? Steak on a Budget
    What's For Dinner? v8.6 Fall Favorite
    What's for Dinner? v8.7: Beef Stew
    What's for Dinner? Otto-Pot-Taco-Chops
    What's for Dinner? v8.9: Bachin' it with Meatloaf
    What's for Dinner? v8.10: Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
    What's for Dinner?: Autumn Holidays
    What's for Dinner? v8.12 Fettucini, dot-com bubble style
    What's for Dinner? V 8.13 If I had a million dollars
    What's For Dinner? v.8.14: Tricks & Treats for Halloween
    What's (not) for Dinner? v8.15: more kitchen disasters
    What's For Dinner? Moroccan & Rollin in the Kitchen
    What's for Dinner? v8.17: T-Day; 12 days away!
    What's for Dinner? v8.18: Light meals for a heavy day
    What's For Dinner? v. 18.8.5 Thanksgiving
    What's for Dinner? v8.19: Oh the weather outside is frightful. . .
    What’s For Dinner ? v8.20: The Pressure is On!
    What's For Dinner? v8.21: Cookbooks: Food as Exploration, Ritual, and Motif.
    What's for Dinner? v8.22: It's Party Time!
    What's for Dinner? v8.23: Let's Fondue! Part the First
    What's for Dinner? v8.24: Let's Fondue! Part the Second
    What's for Dinner? v8.25: Hungry for Hungarian
    What's for Dinner? v8.26: Frittata - The Magical Binder of Leftovers!

    •  column 2:category (9+ / 0-)

      CATEGORY
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      COOKING
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
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      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
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      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      COOKING
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      COOKING
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
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      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
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      DISH
      COOKING
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      COOKING
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      COOKING
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      INGREDIENT
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      COOKING
      DISH
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      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      INGREDIENT
      DISH
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      INGREDIENT
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      COOKING
      INGREDIENT
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      CELEBRATION
      DISH
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      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
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      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      COOKING
      CELEBRATION
      CELEBRATION
      DISH
      DISH
      CELEBRATION
      DISH

      •  column 3 theme (11+ / 0-)

        THEME
        WRITING
        WRITING
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        LIGHT
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        POULTRY
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        DAIRY
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        WRITING
        WRITING
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        WRITING
        WRITING
        SEAFOOD
        SEASON
        CULTURE
        WRITING
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        SEAFOOD
        WRITING
        WRITING
        SEASON
        CULTURE
        SEASON
        TECHNIQUE
        CULTURE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        WRITING
        HOLIDAY
        CULTURE
        WRITING
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        WRITING
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        POULTRY
        HOLIDAY
        SEASON
        SEASON
        CULTURE
        SEASON
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        CULTURE
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        HOLIDAY
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEAFOOD
        MAMMAL
        WRITING
        POULTRY
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        SEAFOOD
        POULTRY
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEAFOOD
        SEAFOOD
        TECHNIQUE
        SEAFOOD
        SEAFOOD
        POULTRY
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        TECHNIQUE
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        TECHNIQUE
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        WRITING
        TECHNIQUE
        HOLIDAY
        TECHNIQUE
        SWEETS
        MAMMAL
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        WRITING
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        WRITING
        WRITING
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        CULTURE
        WRITING
        WRITING
        WRITING
        WRITING
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SWEETS
        SWEETS
        HOLIDAY
        CULTURE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        WRITING
        CULTURE
        CULTURE
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        WRITING
        SWEETS
        SEASON
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        SEASON
        CULTURE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        TECHNIQUE
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        MAMMAL
        TECHNIQUE
        CULTURE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        WRITING
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        CULTURE
        POULTRY
        SWEETS
        HOLIDAY
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SWEETS
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        TECHNIQUE
        MAMMAL
        MAMMAL
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        MAMMAL
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        SEAFOOD
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        MAMMAL
        POULTRY
        MAMMAL
        SEAFOOD
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        HOLIDAY
        SEASON
        SEASON
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        POULTRY
        TECHNIQUE
        SWEETS
        WRITING
        SEAFOOD
        POULTRY
        SEASON
        TECHNIQUE
        SEAFOOD
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        SWEETS
        WRITING
        WRITING
        MAMMAL
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SWEETS
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        HOLIDAY
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SWEETS
        POULTRY
        SWEETS
        CULTURE
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        WRITING
        SWEETS
        SEAFOOD
        SEASON
        HOLIDAY
        SWEETS
        TECHNIQUE
        LIGHT
        SEAFOOD
        CULTURE
        TECHNIQUE
        SEASON
        CULTURE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        DAIRY
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        HOLIDAY
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        HOLIDAY
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        TECHNIQUE
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        SEASON
        SEASON
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        HOLIDAY
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        MAMMAL
        POULTRY
        MAMMAL
        MAMMAL
        MAMMAL
        FRUIT / VEG / NUT
        HOLIDAY
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        BREAD, GRAINS, PASTA
        HOLIDAY
        TECHNIQUE
        CULTURE
        HOLIDAY
        LIGHT
        HOLIDAY
        SEASON
        TECHNIQUE
        WRITING
        HOLIDAY
        DAIRY
        SWEETS
        CULTURE
        DAIRY

        •  column 4: focus (9+ / 0-)

          FOCUS
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          REMINISCENCE
          BREAD
          CHALLENGES
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          PARSNIPS
          SLOW FOOD
          THANKSGIVING
          THANKSGIVING
          CAPERS
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          VEGETARIAN
          NEW YEAR
          CHALLENGES
          HERBS AND SPICES
          CHALLENGES
          TOOL
          YOGURT
          TOOL
          SQUIRREL
          CHALLENGES
          ONION
          HERBS AND SPICES
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          CHALLENGES
          CHALLENGES
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          HERBS AND SPICES
          COOKBOOKS
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          TERRINE
          SUMMER
          SPAIN
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          VEGETARIAN
          SHRIMP
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          COOKBOOKS
          SUMMER
          JAPAN
          AUTUMN
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          FRANCE
          SQUASH
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          EID
          GERMANY
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          BEVERAGES
          BEVERAGES
          PIE
          CARIBBEAN
          PARTY
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          CARIBBEAN
          MEXICO
          CURRY
          GARLIC
          STIR-FRY
          STIR-FRY
          STIR-FRY
          ITALY
          TURKEY
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          CHICKEN
          ST. PATRICK'S DAY
          SPRING
          SUMMER
          CARIBBEAN
          SUMMER
          PLAINTAINS
          RICE
          AMERICAN INDIAN
          CHALLENGES
          PIE
          PORK
          CHINESE NEW YEAR
          MEXICO
          CAJUN
          BREAD
          BRAISING
          CHALLENGES
          FENNEL
          CATFISH
          BEEF
          REMINISCENCE
          CHICKEN
          GARDENING
          INTERNET
          MUSSELS
          CHICKEN
          POLENTA
          SALAD
          SALMON
          SALMON
          TOOL
          LOBSTER
          SHRIMP
          CHICKEN
          PASTA
          BEEF
          PARTY
          BREAD
          BBQ/GRILLING/SMOKING
          TOMATO
          ZUCCHINI
          SALAD
          CORN
          TOOL
          NEW ENGLAND
          NEW ENGLAND
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          BBQ/GRILLING/SMOKING
          OKTOBERFEST
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          CAKE
          PORK
          NUTS
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          REMINISCENCE
          CHRISTMAS
          CHRISTMAS
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          PHILLIPINES
          JEWISH
          VALENTINE'S DAY
          ASIA
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          COOKBOOKS
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          CAKE
          PIE
          EASTER
          JEWISH
          VEGETARIAN
          SPRING
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          MEXICO
          MEXICO
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          MEXICO
          NEW ENGLAND
          SCIENCE
          BBQ/GRILLING/SMOKING
          BBQ/GRILLING/SMOKING
          REMINISCENCE
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          CAKE
          SUMMER
          HERBS AND SPICES
          SUMMER
          SUMMER
          SCOTLAND
          GARLIC
          CHALLENGES
          CHALLENGES
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          BEEF
          CANNING
          SCOTLAND
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          AUTUMN
          REMINISCENCE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          BEEF
          SCOTLAND
          THANKSGIVING
          PARTY
          THANKSGIVING
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          BREAD
          JEWISH
          CHICKEN
          COOKIES
          PARTY
          ORANGE
          PIE
          PASTA
          PARCHMENT
          BEEF
          BEEF
          MUSHROOM
          PASTA
          BEEF
          PASTA
          FRITTER
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          SALAD
          MEATLOAF
          MUSSELS
          CARROT
          SALAD
          PASTA
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          PARTY
          BREAKFAST
          SALAD
          CHICKEN
          SCIENCE
          PIE
          REMINISCENCE
          LOBSTER
          CHICKEN
          SUMMER
          SCIENCE
          CRAB
          HERBS AND SPICES
          SUMMER
          CAKE
          REMINISCENCE
          COOKBOOKS
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          HERBS AND SPICES
          EGGS
          SCIENCE
          REMINISCENCE
          CUBA
          THANKSGIVING
          THANKSGIVING
          LEFTOVERS
          NUTS
          CAKE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          COOKIES
          ASIA
          PASTA
          INTERNET
          PIE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          PARTY
          MARDI GRAS
          CAKE
          TOOL
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          IRELAND
          WINE
          SPRING
          CARIBBEAN
          GARLIC
          EGGS
          BREAD
          MEXICO
          SALAD
          STRAWBERRY
          MEMORIAL DAY
          HERBS AND SPICES
          SUMMER
          BBQ/GRILLING/SMOKING
          HERBS AND SPICES
          SUMMER
          SUMMER
          HERBS AND SPICES
          HERBS AND SPICES
          WHAT'S FOR DINNER
          PIZZA
          TOMATO
          PEACH
          BEEF
          SOUP/STEW/CASSEROLE
          BEEF
          PORK
          MEATLOAF
          TOMATO
          JEWISH
          PASTA
          PASTA
          HALLOWEEN
          CHALLENGES
          MOROCCO
          THANKSGIVING
          SALAD
          THANKSGIVING
          WINTER
          TOOL
          COOKBOOKS
          NEW YEAR
          CHEESE
          CHOCOLATE
          HUNGARY
          EGGS

          •  column 5: author (8+ / 0-)

            AUTHOR
            tvb
            tvb
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            tvb
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            tvb
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            tvb
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            tvb
            cookiebear
            cookiebear
            tvb
            tvb
            kate petersen
            cookiebear
            tvb
            kate petersen
            tvb
            Runs With Scissors
            kate petersen
            tvb
            Runs With Scissors
            kate petersen
            Runs With Scissors
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            kate petersen
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Runs With Scissors
            kate petersen
            Crashing Vor
            kate petersen
            Runs With Scissors
            kate petersen
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            kate petersen
            Cordelia Lear
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Cordelia Lear
            Runs With Scissors
            annetteboardman
            FoundingFatherDAR
            kate petersen
            kate petersen
            Runs With Scissors
            Crashing Vor
            Translator
            Cordelia Lear
            maracatu
            kate petersen
            Runs With Scissors
            maracatu
            mariachi mama
            maracatu
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Asinus Asinum Fricat
            Translator
            frey60
            MaskedKat
            esquimaux
            lapolitichick
            smartcookienyc
            maracatu
            MaskedKat
            maracatu
            Cordelia Lear
            Ojibwa
            esquimaux
            RLMiller
            ninkasi23
            thenekkidtruth
            ranger995
            thenekkidtruth
            BigOkie
            MaskedKat
            ninkasi23
            Cordelia Lear
            Translator
            ninkasi23
            CayceP
            Cordelia Lear
            Translator
            ninkasi23
            blueoregon
            MaskedKat
            slinkerwink
            ninkasi23
            Cordelia Lear
            HarpboyAK
            BigOkie
            commonmass
            SJerseyIndy
            Fe Bongolan
            ninkasi23
            MaskedKat
            Alice Olson
            Cordelia Lear
            commonmass
            Garrett
            ninkasi23
            mayim
            slinkerwink
            Fe Bongolan
            noweasels
            commonmass
            JayinPortland
            Azazello
            Ezekial 23 20
            ninkasi23
            mayim
            Garrett
            TX Scotia
            Cordelia Lear
            BigOkie
            commonmass
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Fe Bongolan
            mayim
            Cordelia Lear
            lotac
            Cordelia Lear
            JayinPortland
            Cordelia Lear
            Translator
            ninkasi23
            TX Scotia
            RLMiller
            commonmass
            mayim
            ninkasi23
            TigerMom
            Cordelia Lear
            Bill O Rights
            Cordelia Lear
            JayinPortland
            Azazello
            commonmass
            Translator
            zenbassoon
            lotac
            webranding
            TX Scotia
            BigOkie
            slinkerwink
            ninkasi23
            commonmass
            CitizenScientist
            mayim
            lotac
            blue jersey mom
            Translator
            JayinPortland
            Azazello
            Translator
            mayim
            Cordelia Lear
            Cali Scribe
            noweasels
            zenbassoon
            slinkerwink
            mayim
            TX Scotia
            Fe Bongolan
            zenbassoon
            Cordelia Lear
            lotac
            mayim
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            commonmass
            Cordelia Lear
            RLMiller
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            tvb
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            Cordelia Lear
            ninkasi23
            blueoregon
            commonmass
            blueoregon
            blueoregon
            blueoregon
            zenbassoon
            slinkerwink
            ninkasi23
            commonmass
            esquimaux
            kirbybruno
            Translator
            Kayakbiker
            slinkerwink
            ninkasi23
            Translator
            Translator
            Azazello
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            •  column 6: published (8+ / 0-)

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              •  column 7: comments (8+ / 0-)

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                203
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                120
                102
                102
                279
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                245
                63
                113
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                15
                40
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                30
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    •  Wow... one of my ideas for a WFD contribution (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      yojimbo, mikidee, ninkasi23, tapestry

      was to make an index, but you went WAY beyond that. Incredible...

  •  First day of food stamps (16+ / 0-)

    Splurged on a steak from the discount meat bin and sautéed it in garlic. Got a bottle of good (I won't drink bad oj) orange juice to wash it down. Hopefully the shot of vitamin c and iron will get me out of my funk.

  •  As a new member of DK (20+ / 0-)

    this is the first WFD diary I've seen. But (surprise!) food is a major interest of mine.

    Today I looked into the empty refrigerator, then dug a nine month old half pork loin out of the freezer, studded it with cloves I harvested from a friend's tree, squeezed a couple of oranges over it, and sprinkled it with a generous portion of brown sugar. After an hour and a half in a moderate oven, I reduced the juices and drizzled it over the sliced loin. Served over some rice left over from last night's curry, and a side salad from the garden (including the reddest tomato I have ever seen). It was fantastic, particularly for something I just came up with on the spur of the moment.

    But my real interest is traditional Polynesian cooking. I'll have to type up a description of a backcountry jungle lu'au, if that is the sort of thing people are interested in, for a future post.

  •  It's leftovers tonight again, & again, & again ... (13+ / 0-)

    Only Punxsutawney Phil can save us now.

    by jwinIL14 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 04:58:23 PM PST

  •  Mostly vegan (15+ / 0-)

    I made a Thai yellow curry using tofu Wednesday, with some potatoes and a carrot from my CSA box. I'm having it over brown rice (I put a pound through the rice cooker last weekend and froze what I wasn't going to use in the next three days in quart bags) tonight. I've been nibbling through a pear bread (like banana bread only using three ripe Boscs instead of bananas) today, too -- that required eggs.

    Animal protein since Wednesday? Two eggs. Not doing badly here.

  •  Impressive diary, fascinating data (11+ / 0-)

    We've got a lot to chew on here.

    Thanks, yojimbo!

  •  This is what I call a data driven diary (9+ / 0-)

    Tonight's dinner is going to be leftover Italian Meatloaf with a small salad and vegetables.

    My invisible imaginary friend is the "true" creator

    by Mr Robert on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 05:20:18 PM PST

  •  On the poll, you list (9+ / 0-)

    squirrel. OMG, for me that's like listing cat!

  •  Oh - What's For Dinner. (7+ / 0-)

    Listening to Rhapsody in Blue and sipping bourbon. Might eat something later (had some excellent locally produced sauerkraut earlier).
    Having a dinner guest tomorrow; plan to spatchcock a chicken and marinate it overnight in piri-piri sauce, which I still have to concoct.
    So at this point, WFD is bourbon and chores (!)

  •  One of the diaries I'm proudest of (10+ / 0-)

    A WFD offering that, among other topics, dealt with buying spices in bulk. Doubt it showed in your category breakdown because it wasn't tagged with herbs or spices.
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    (And retrospective LOL - I maybe should have republished to An Ear for Music, since I had a poll with "foodie" songs)

    Tonight it will be a faux Brazilian feast. A couple of fresh sausages, Brazillian Rice, and some storebought Cocada Cake with pineapple/orange/banana fruit topping.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 05:48:20 PM PST

  •  My best and most commented diary is my (6+ / 0-)

    yearly repost of my smoking diary.

    That and my Thanksgiving diary.

    Technique, meat, and culture.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:10:52 PM PST

  •  Tonight pasta and acorn squash. (8+ / 0-)

    Improvised a sauce based around two baked acorn squashes, roasted garlic, onion, sage and dried porcini. Used the mushroom soaking liquid in lieu of stock and finished with a little heavy cream. Wish I'd taken the squash out of the oven earlier, though; I wanted chunks of it in the sauce, but it was too soft and they more or less melted into it. Still tasty, though.

  •  WFD: Kung Fu Chicken (7+ / 0-)

    It was as fast as lightning, it was little bit frightening, and required expert timing.


    As a result of a nasty blow to my head, I've begun making self fulfilling prophecies. I live in fear of my own future.

    by glb3 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:23:00 PM PST

  •  Panko veal (6+ / 0-)

    cube steak, spinach salad with whatever rando veggies I had and twice baked potato.

  •  Wow! What a WFD project! I really admire the time (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    yojimbo, ninkasi23, pixxer, mikidee, tapestry

    and effort you went to to put this together. Thank you, y.

    Writing a diary here it rather a challenge for alot of us. Such a big audience and keeping up with the diary in real time for us luddites is also a challenge, but fun!

    Tonight is a lovely cheesy, sagey polenta topped with roasted brussels sprouts and criminis with a roasted red pepper salad with a lemon/olive oil dressing and feta and parsley on top.

    Tomorrow our team will beat PM's butt, so it's a mezze for dinner while watching the game.

    Please call me Scotia. "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris

    by TX Scotia on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:46:21 PM PST

  •  Tools. (6+ / 0-)

    The tools we use to prepare our food is part of the fun of eating. When it comes to cutlery, I have 3 that I use.
    All are nice quality, and relatively inexpensive. (good value)

    Tojiro 8.24 inch (210mm) DP Chef's Knife

    Tojiro 3.5 inch (90 mm) DP Paring Knife
    CCK 227 mm Large Cleaver #1103


    As a result of a nasty blow to my head, I've begun making self fulfilling prophecies. I live in fear of my own future.

    by glb3 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 07:34:45 PM PST

  •  Wow - fabulous diary! Apologies for being late. (5+ / 0-)

    Mr pixxer cooked a risotto of his own design tonight - an experiment that worked. He thought this excellent cheese he had - Humboldt Fog - would go well with celery, so he cooked a risotto with celery stalks and leaves, and also some fennel and parsley root, and then melted in the cheese. It was great!

  •  Tonight was nibbling out of the fridge night (5+ / 0-)

    Gin followed by:

    Swiss cheese and avocado.
    Leftover steamed broccoli with lemon and olive oil.
    Blackberries.

    I miss VL Baker and hope we will have some renewed interest in the relationship of diet to climate change.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 08:09:58 PM PST

  •  For some weird reason I keep forgetting (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mikidee, yojimbo, ninkasi23, tapestry

    To read this series.
    Thanks for this diary

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