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March 15, 2010 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Salt & Fat is an enjoyable cooking blog.
posted by chunking express (23 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
What am I not seeing that I should be? It seems a pretty average food blog.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:55 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Underexposed chicken!
posted by jimmythefish at 2:56 PM on March 15, 2010


I don't know whether it's "average" or not. Looks much better than average to me. I liked the post about olive oil and learned something new. Thanks!
posted by blucevalo at 3:01 PM on March 15, 2010


interesting... tidbits and information, and it didn't make me feel like an idiot... followed...
posted by HuronBob at 3:08 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is it Mr. Gan with out the syntactical marks, Morgan with a missing "o," or something I'd be likely to deride?
posted by oddman at 3:14 PM on March 15, 2010


Any blog that contains a link to these is OK by me.
posted by AndrewStephens at 3:16 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


It seems a pretty average food blog.

I'm sorry it's not up to your high standards. Maybe next time!
posted by chunking express at 3:48 PM on March 15, 2010


That was a pretty average comment, dude.
posted by gman at 3:51 PM on March 15, 2010


Pretty thin, content-wise. Seems like it's padded out with a lot of links to other very well-known blogs, a lot of which were also featured on very well-known aggregate blogs.

That olive oil article seems unaware of a number of delicious and desirable uses of olive oil which utilize heat yet do not break down the oil into something off-tasting. Like baking. And poaching. And sauteing.
posted by desuetude at 3:57 PM on March 15, 2010


Did either chunking express or Keith Talent feel—on that fateful day of April 2nd 2004 as they were signing up alongside their future adversary—any premonition of the battles that lay ahead? A cold wind on the back, as Paypal details were entered and $5 dispatched. Or a vivid, snark-infested dream of epic spin-off MetaTalk threads. If such omens were manifested; they were, unfortunately, ignored: this grave day is now upon us.
posted by stepheno at 4:35 PM on March 15, 2010 [8 favorites]


I do agree that people are much better roasted than boiled.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:44 PM on March 15, 2010


Look mom, we made the front page!

I'm the later half of the Mrgan (not a misspelling, Neven was missing vowels before it was cool) and Ray duo that is Salt and Fat. Our goal when we started this thing was to just talk about food with the folks we know from Twitter and Tumblr who are interested in cooking but don't really know where to start. We don't mean to "pad" any of our "content" we just link to and write about stuff we find interesting, it's as simple as that. Neither of us has ambitions of being on television or impressing anyone, we just like food and like to cook, which I hope you'll discover if you make it past the first page.

And sorry about the underexposed chicken, the lighting in my (crappy) kitchen is terrible, I'm working on a better photo setup.

Thanks, metafilter, it was an honor just to be linked.
posted by jimray at 5:02 PM on March 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


Neither of us has ambitions of being on television or impressing anyone

Well, at least your honest. We're still coming 'round to that micro-blogging, partial-blogging or simple blogging for personal interest thing here on the blue. Many people still live in the oughts, with ideas of serious blogging by matured writers with original, not-improvised-in-your-dimly-lit-kitchen type of content. You know, community-building material. Either that or some folks have never read a food blog before.

That being said, I hope you guys have fun with your experiences and please do share them, but I will take issue with your view of limiting your use of olive oil for cold use, based on concerns of price, among other things. I couldn't disagree more. Ask any Cretan octogenarian.
posted by jsavimbi at 5:34 PM on March 15, 2010


stepheno, when we joined you didn't have to pay $5. Those were simpler times. I'm ready to fight to the death in a MetaTalk thread if that's what it comes to. I've been waiting to chop off my right arm since joining.
posted by chunking express at 6:02 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I approve of food blogs that are about enjoying food. Eating correctly for one's self and for the environment is a bellwether for morality for a lot of people the way sex used to be. As someone said in one of the many food threads recently, we really don't know what's good for us or how diet makes us gain/lose weight, so enjoying food in moderation seems like the best thing to do.
posted by immlass at 6:15 PM on March 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I didn't pay the five bucks either. Is that going to incur some retroactive charges that will bankrupt me should the collections department at Metarfiler Industries become aware of this oversight?

And Chungking and I get along fine, I didn't spy anything noteworthy on my initial read, but I am thrilled that people have the passion to document the processes they do when taking the time to please others. Bravo Salt & Fat. Just felt like I may be missing the FPP aspect to this blog. Salt, Fat, Chungking and I would get along very well, were someone to take the time to open a good bottle of wine and make something tasty.
posted by Keith Talent at 6:16 PM on March 15, 2010


Just felt like I may be missing the FPP aspect to this blog.

I can still remember those days back when nothing was FPP'd if there was nothing of interest to FPP. The bar has been lowered as of late. Myself included. The F5 key must be deactivated if we are to stand a chance at regaining our intellectual posture.
posted by jsavimbi at 6:30 PM on March 15, 2010


oh man, this Keith Talent/chunking express thing is like being back at school: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

i think i mean HAMBURGER (isthisright?)
posted by marienbad at 7:06 PM on March 15, 2010


YOU DID GOOD!!

GOLD STAR

Also hamburger
posted by Aizkolari at 8:17 PM on March 15, 2010


Speaking of cooking blogs, there's Man Who Cooks which comes with a matching wine blog The Naked Vine. (The Naked Vine column appears in a number of papers.)
posted by srt19170 at 6:26 AM on March 16, 2010


Wow, you guys are being sniffy. I'm digging this blog and its down to earth style-- just the antidote I need sometimes to clear my head of the glut of highly stylized, very sunny and breezy food porn and "lifestylist" blogs we have Martha Stewart and her legacy to thank for (Smitten Kitchen and "The Kitchn", I'm looking at you). Don't get me wrong, I use them too, but it's refreshing when you find pockets of internet that still feel like internet--you know, an escape from the plastic vacuum of stylishness that's already taken over most media like TV and mags (I've an ex who wistfully remembers when sitcom actors and boy bands were relatively common-looking compared to now, when No Average or Homely Person--or Thing, All Decor Must Be Crazy Stylish, Eerily, Coldly So!--Shall Pass. Blogs by people you can imagine actually hanging out with, pre-simulacra blogging, is (to quote Martha, sadly) A Good Thing.

And then the blogger shows up here, comes across as totally down to earth and indeed, someone who wanted to Have Conversations (with actual friends no less!), and yeah, it feels like confirmation of that initial, welcome impression. So in short after being rambly as all hell, I'm all for it!
posted by ifjuly at 8:29 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


We're still coming 'round to that micro-blogging, partial-blogging or simple blogging for personal interest thing here on the blue.

I love this type of blogging. I just don't think a single link to a single example makes a great FPP.
posted by desuetude at 8:56 AM on March 16, 2010


I just don't think a single link to a single example makes a great FPP.

Don't worry, I know it does, so we're safe.
posted by chunking express at 12:25 PM on March 16, 2010


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