What I Ate For Dinner
April 10, 2010 8:18 PM   Subscribe

What I Ate For Dinner
A food blog based in San Francisco, California. The blog focuses on home cooking with fresh, often local, ingredients. Just because you don't have a lot of time, money, or kitchen space doesn't mean you have to eat food out of a box. The blog has lots of videos and pictures.
posted by twiggy32 (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

On a technical note, the "about us" button just leads me to the home page (I'm using IE 8).

On a personal note, I would definitely like to know things like who/where the "local grocer who sells their housemade stuff" is (from the risotto post). I'm in the Bay Area, and little "secrets" like where the best place is to get fresh clams is a big part of why I would read a local food/cooking blog over a non-local one.

Also, I get that your blog is more of a how-to than a recipe-based blog, but it would be nice if you gave measurements- even if they're just approximate. You're cooking as if the reader has some kitchen experience, which I do, but I know my husband (for intance) would not be confident enough to try to replicate what you've cooked. In the gnocchi post, you mention how much lime juice to use, but not how many tomatoes for the puree, or how much pepper, etc. None of this is a big deal, but you might reach a wider audience if you included some guidlines. On the "just to taste" dishes- like the hummus, a starting point (i.e. "start with 1/4 cup olive oil to 2 cups cooked & pureed chickpeas, then add more to taste") would be nice for the more timid cooks.

All in all, I like the video segments quite a bit, and your blog is making me drool a little. I'm definitely adding it to my reader.
posted by dogmom at 12:09 AM on April 11, 2010

I enjoy the established whatihadfordinnertonight.com also based in the same geographical area. Just wondering if they represent somewhat of a muse or if the similarity in name is coincidence.
posted by fish tick at 4:52 AM on April 13, 2010

Similarity is totally a coincidence, but I was recently informed about them, and have added a link on our sidebar.
posted by twiggy32 at 8:34 AM on April 13, 2010

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