Here comes Erin's Food Files with the first homemade marshmallow treats that are recognizable as the storebought items they emulate. And not just any items--they're Peeps! With the same spooky artificial yellow that doesn't exist in nature! Props to Erin for outfitting hers with a hawkish beak that should ensure the survival of the species.
• My kids prefer tacos made with Morningstar TVP crumbles over actual ground beef. So Lesley Eats' post on the unexpected delights of the Gardenburger BBQ Riblet raised more than an eyebrow. "The sauce is tasty with just a bit of tang and the ribs themselves had a nice taste," Lesley writes. The problem is that the box makes these look as unnaturally sculpted as a McRib.
• Bibimbap as leftover repository? Genius! A couple of fried eggs, some reheated spinach, a smattering of tofu chunks and MacGyvered gochujang, and Melissa at Strawberry Beret has something that might sate my hunger for Wild Wasabi's fish bibimbap.
• Who's eating where: Nashville Restaurants at Las Cazuelas on Nolensville Road; Lannae's Food and Travel at Al-Rasoul/USA Bakery on Elysian Fields; Nashville Foodies at Sylvan Park; Ulika at Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint and BB's Bar-B-Q in Williamson County. (P.S. Don't forget to vote for Ulika in the Fav BBQ Blog poll.)
• "I am going to possibly pull a Ryan Adams and call this my last blog post about food ever...There are plenty of other 'food bloggers' out there to tow the line, some of them actually good." Say it ain't so, Joy of Cooking.