Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chapter One

A friend of mine just finished culinary school and is off to Dublin, Ireland at the restaurant Chapter One for an internship. She has started a terrific blog of her time in this kitchen. Chapter One is a "farm-to-table" restaurant. "The cooking style is classically based with a lot of French influence while retaining a good sense of Irish authenticity through the use of locally grown organic and artisan produce. All menus are seasonally based."

Katy's blog is fun, interesting, and edifying! It's 'Me Local'. Which is thusly named because "Moments after arriving in Ireland, I naively asked a cabbie where his favorite pub was located. Without missing a beat he quickly answered 'I prefer me local, of course.' My cabbie’s earnest reply is the theme of this journal – a snapshot of cooking in the Chapter One kitchen, celebrating the city’s finest local flavors and purveyors."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Renew America Together

Colin Powell's article, "Let's Renew America Together" in the Wall Street Journal, is really good, in case you haven't read it. At the bottom, there is a link to Obama's new initiative website, USA Service. Sign up and get involved in your local service projects!