Thursday, June 15, 2006

Homemade Buns and Other News...


A few days ago I was smart enough to take a crack at Kevin's recipe for Black Pepper & Garlic Buns, and my, am I ever glad I did. I made minimal substitutions, namely using only white flour (I didn't have any whole wheat, and I'm lazy), white pepper (same), and shaping them into hoagie-style buns.



We had these with some fresh Italian sausages picked up at the Farmer's Market, sweet corn on the cob, and a nice avocado and tomato salad.



In other news, one of the projects I've been working on has come to fruition--I will now being doing restaurant reviews (and other food-related writing) for Knoxville's Cityview Magazine. They are revamping their website at the moment, but once it is up and running I will link to monthly reviews and other tidbits. Needless to say, I am pretty excited about this opportunity and can't believe I get paid to do this.

Locals, look for my review of new restaurant La Costa in the July issue, on newsstands at the end of June.

14 comments:

Kevin said...

Marianne,
I'd congratulate you on your new gig -- but I'm far too jealous.{g}

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

Cool. I'll have to try this recipe out as well.

Have fun with the restaurant reviews!

Jennifer said...

Hi Marianne,
That looks like a fabolous sausage hoagie--yum! I've been playing Food Blog Scool's game to discover new blogs, and I ended up here. I'm glad I did; I'll certainly be back!

Good luck with the restaurant reviews!

Pamela said...

Congratulations on the new project Marianne!

Those buns look really great.

Marianne said...

Thanks, everyone! Jennifer, I should go play this game.

William Conway said...

Ok, I think I'm going to be making some bratwursts this weekend. Seriously, that looks tremendous.

wheresmymind said...

WOW..incredible!! Be great with some brats ;)

Kevin said...

Willaim & Where,
I'm making brats today and making rye buns for them. Recipe to come at seriouslygood.kdweeks.com.

Lis said...

Congrats Marianne! I'm just sorry I don't live in your neck of the woods to read your reviews.. is this magazine online? I'm so happy for you! All the best of luck =)

Marianne said...

Lis--

The magazine is getting a shiney new website, so they won't be online just yet. As soon as they are I will post a monthly link. I'm so excited!

amanda said...

Congratulation! Can we still call you "the unemployed cook" with your new gig?? anyway, you've got me envious. That is a total dream job, and it could take you so many places! way to go! btw, those hoagie rolls look awesome!

Passionate Eater said...

WHOO HOO!!! Congratulations! We now need to change the name of the blog to the "Employed Cook!" You are a great writer, and I'm happy that you have such an amazing (and suitable) opportunity!

Cate said...

Congrats on the news - how exciting!

Jennifer said...

I just found your site, Marianne, and these buns look incredible. I'm thinking they would be great with barbecue.