An Ithaca Blog reader who has a food blog wrote, after our last Food World installment (21 September), to let us know Ithaca Blog was being linked to that blog site, Cooking With Ideas.
It's nice to see that people can recognize real good culinary exposition when they see it. Or, have a good sense of humor. Or both. (Or, just have a good sense of humor.)
Anyway, we are happy to return the favor by boosting Cooking With Ideas (cookingwithideas.typepad.com). It's a great site, informative and authoritative; also, easy to read and good looking. It's based in Geneva, like Ithaca a nice little town with a gently genteel bent.
Follow-up to that Food World piece: Ling Ling Dumplings are on sale right now at GreenStar. Yesterday, one of the three varieties was out of stock. They have a hard time keeping them all stocked during sales, so shop early and often.
Another Food World note: apple season is here, with most varities available. Empires, Fujis, Macs, etc. are all on hand to help you shoo the doctor, reward the teacher, and celebrate this major New York crop. This weekend is the Apple Harvest Festival in Ithaca, a great opportunity to stock up on bagsful straight from the growers, sample lots of great recipes, enjoy live entertainment, and ride a Ferris Wheel, right downtown.
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