Friday, April 13, 2007

Sourdough pancakes, a food blog and love

Is that title confusing enough for you? Here's the explanation: I happened to catch this little vignette on the Food Network a couple of weeks ago, and it just made me smile. Readers of the beautifully written and well-photographed (and now quite famous!) Orangette know the story of how a search for a cake recipe kicked off a whirlwind romance that will now be sealed with a summer wedding. As an avid reader myself, I couldn't be happier for Molly (Ms. Orangette herself) and her fiancée Brandon. After reading something about his famous sourdough pancakes on her blog, I commented that I lacked the sourdough starter necessary to make the pancakes, which are a favorite of J's. Not only did Ms. Molly offer to send me some of her starter, she cleverly dried it on parchment, broke it up into pieces, packaged it up with the most detailed instructions on how to reanimate it and ACTUALLY did it. We've had some of the tastiest sourdough pancakes since, and the starter continues to live in my fridge to this day. I don't mean to sound cynical but it's so surprising in this day and age when someone is so generous, and to a stranger no less!

Sourdough pancakes.......

So please, sit back, relax, and enjoy the story of how a certain New Yorker fell for a flame-haired Seattle girl and how the power of food brought them together.

And to Molly and Brandon- my heartfelt congratulations to you both.

The Story of Molly & Brandon


P said...

Feed your starter enough so that you have some to share with us. Thanks, P

Tokyoastrogirl said...

I will P!!! For sure.

Eddie Lin said...

this should be a nora ephron movie... "Starter in Seattle"