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On Obsessive Pursuits

February 28, 2010

As Deb might say, “It all started out so innocently.”

I started reading Smitten Kitchen last summer – credit here goes to the same friend I might have to buy a KitchenAid mixer for – after hearing great things, and eating better ones. Throughout the fall and winter, I was keeping on top of new updates and occasionally scanning through the archives, realizing there were a lot of gems here.

Then the OCD part of my brain kicked in. “You know, Becca,” my brain said, sounding suspiciously like a snake played by Alan Rickman, “I bet you could go all the way back through the archives and find some great things to cook.”

Me: Brain, that’s ridiculous. This blog has been around for a long time!

Brain: But think of all the tasty things you missed! You hate missing things.

And so began my obsessive late-night reading and bookmarking. All told, I have about 50-60 recipes flagged – some substantially more complex than others – varying from Irish Car Bomb cupcakes to Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Gallette to 44-Clove Garlic Soup. Most of these are things I would try making on my own, if I had an occasion and a recipe. So now all I need is an occasion. (Also, let me take the opportunity to say I am not a stalker or a crazy person. In an alternate life with an alternate favorite food blog, I’d have gone through those archives instead.)

So, readers who’ve made it this far. Do you have obsessive food-related pursuits? Share them in the comments.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Emily permalink
    March 2, 2010 10:12 am

    Be careful with the 40 clove garlic soup. Garlic contains something called inulin, which some people find hard to digest (I think it’s one of those things were some people have the right gene or the right microorganism living in their digestive tracts and others don’t). Anyhow, eating large amounts of inulin can make you feel really sick, as happened to both Buzz and me after I made 40 clove garlic soup.

  2. franklybecca permalink*
    March 2, 2010 10:18 am

    Maybe that’s why vampires don’t eat garlic?

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