Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ohhh New Food Blog

When logging into blogger today I noticed a new post in the Blogger Buzz (the blogger buzz which is generally used to promote themselves and little tidbits). Harold McGee has a blog and I am most excited about this find.

For those that don't know, Harold McGee is a Yale lit professor turned food science writer. He was fascinated by how stuff in the kitchen worked so he started studying, and researching, and testing ideas, and then wrote it all down.

He has two books which I have perused, but still don't own (they are on my amazon.com wishlist for those of you who might like to know). I adore food science, simply am mesmerized by it. I always enjoyed chemistry and biology, which is probably why the 2 classes I enjoyed the most in school were Food Science and Butchery. I have a rather science focused head, so when I heard about these books I knew I must read them. I have been looking to continue my food learning because I'm starting to loose the information since I'm not using it as much these days, so I see these books and his site as a form of continued learning and exercise for the brain.

Harold apparently already has a site where he had been adding entries, but he is testing out the Blogger Beta and that is how he got the little Blogger Buzz featurette. More traffic for him, and a little good Beta media for Blogger. I don't usually read the Blogger Buzz Blog, so this was a nifty marketing ploy to get me to check it out. Nice work Blogger/Google Marketing!

4 comments:

ML said...

Wow, what an interesting person and blog. Thanks for posting that. I shall have a good read!

Ally Bean said...

I have always liked the experimentation angle of cooking more than the hospitality aspect of it so this guy looks like someone I'm going to like alot. Thanks for the link.

J said...

Very groovy. I love when I find a new blog that really 'clicks' with me. :)

~Donna~ said...

I'd have to put the blame on Alice...I would have sent an email, but don't know if the one i've got is still good...