Cooking and Tech Tips on a Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you are doing well, dear readers. I had a lovely post planned on a discussion on the effects of “More Product, Less Process” on finding aids, but then it turned gloomy and cold outside and my brain got a little cloudy too (actually it’s my sinuses, but that seems to affect brain function, too). Anyway, I’ll save that post for another day. Today I want to share some fun articles that you can pass along to your friends, family, and patrons on food and more awesome Google labs because it’s Friday, and a Friday should be fun.

Sometimes I just seem to accumulate random posts in my favorites section and then after a couple of weeks they come together in a coherent, thematic whole. Don’t ask me how this happens; it just does. Anyway, this time it was centered around food posts. I love this article on How Cooking Gave Me Purpose. (A summary version can be found on Lifehacker.) It’s a great look at cooking and how much fun it can be, especially when you get to cook with others.

However, if you are cooking for others, you’ll want to check out Foodily. It will help you find recipes that will satisfy picky eaters, who won’t eat certain foods, and help find recipes for people who can’t eat certain foods because of allergies. Also, most recipe websites have fairly well-developed search engines that will help you find recipes to satisfy even the pickiest eater. If you’re on a mobile, one of my favorite apps is from Epicurious. It has a super-fun user interface and some very yummy recipes (it’s a Lifehacker Download f the Day, too).

Finally, in the realm of food, check out This is Lifehacker: Episode 9, which is all about food.

In tech news, check out these two articles on more great Google Labs to try out for: Google Chrome and Google Maps.

That’s all from me for today. I hope you have a lovely rest of your day, a fantastic weekend (hopefully you’ll get some sunshine), time to read some fun stuff, and I’ll be back next week with more archives, libraries, and tech news. Allons-y!