Merry Wanderer of the Night  + [WG round-up]

A Geeky Menu (aka WG round-up for 2009-14)

This week's assignment involved cookbooks. And I discovered that it's entirely possible to create a (very diverse) menu from your posts!

Appetizer

Trisha discusses an interesting cookbook: The Original White House Cook Book: Cooking, Toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-Giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, Etc. Etc.: A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home. So while I have no appetizer recipe to offer, I figure that book is enough to whet your appetite for what is to come.

Soup

Kim shares pictures of her cookbook collection, mentions her favorites and ends with a link to recipe for a yummy looking chicken tortilla soup.

Gavin discusses Middle Eastern cookbooks and offers up a recipe for Pumpkin Soup.

Come to find out, Claire is married to a chef (lucky!). Her beautiful post features photos of handwritten recipes and books that "evoke a sense of place." And bonus...we get a recipe from her husband, Chef J, for Seafood Miso Soup.


Main Dish

Frances focuses on two of her favorite cookbooks, and provides a recipe for some delicious looking meatballs (I don't even like meatballs and these looked tempting).

Vegetarians might prefer Erotic Horizon's recipe for Rice and Peas, while carb-o-holic's (like me) need to go check out Rikki's post with a recipe for Bucatini alla Carbonara.

Dessert

Care's choice of cookbook cracked me up. No recipe, but I'm sure if you track down this cookbook you'll find something you like:

Jackie (of Literary Escapism) introduces us to her other website, Open Source Cook, and then gives us a recipe for Strawberry Pastries.

And if you still haven't found a recipe that interests you, I bet Debbie could suggest one (or two or ten thousand!).

*****

A few other things...

If you haven't read this post about the sad demise of our beloved tree, please go read it. When I was working on the round-up, I noticed a few trees still out there...so please, do us a favor and take down the tree.

And just a reminder that tomorrow (4/18) is the Read-a-thon, so there will be no Weekly Geeks. If you are suffering withdrawals, feel free to go participate in a past week that you might have missed. Otherwise, we will see you next week!