Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good Eats

Like many authors I know, thoughts of food consume almost as much of my head-space as writing (and wine). Many of us are familiar with Goodreads, the reading website that allows us to add new books and to track what we've read.

Well, my friends, I've discovered a market gap:  Goodeats! Bakers could upload photos and blurbs about their fabulous creations, and we could add them to our 'to-eat' pile. I'm salivating thinking about it now.

Imagine this:

For Blueberry Betsy, life was everything she'd dreamed: a warm, gooey topping and a crunchy base. But when Clotted Cream came too close, everything changed. Suddenly, Betsy had to be devoured -- and quickly.


'A tantalisingly sweet creation that I couldn't stop eating. If you like Apple Crumble, then you'll adore this.'

Picture a whole site chock full of wonderful foodie descriptions! Just had a yummy pretzel? Give it a rating and put it on your 'eaten' list. Fancy chicken tonight? Browse the best dishes out there and read the reviews. It would also be a handy-dandy way to keep track of everything you've eaten and to remember all your favourites.

What do you think? Brilliant, eh? Next up: Goodwines.

What would be on your to-eat list?

53 comments:

  1. Mmm. I could definitely go for Goodeats. Don't ask me to make up my mind about what should be on there, though - I'd be here all day!

    I like the sound of Goodwines, too…

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  2. I am on such a restricted diet, Talli, this would drive me batty. But it's a great idea. I love to eat. I am just learning about wine. Right now my favorite is Riesling, so I'd add that.
    Karen

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  3. You should start it! It sounds fabulous. And Goodwines would be wonderful, too. :)

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  4. That sounds really good. I'm hungry now. I've been craving some heart-attack on a plate breakfast food lately.

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  5. Hi Talli - I'm obviously due a cup of tea ... that sounds so good - and would make a good Pinterist site ..

    Taken my mind off what I was doing!

    Cheers - now I need some Cornish Cream .. let alone the Blueberry Betsy .. Happy eating from me! Hilary

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  6. Sounds like fun, did you see the last photo I posted on my Photography blog, it was rather appropriate!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is a fabulous idea! I want one for bread pudding...

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  8. Brilliant idea:-) Not for the weight-conscious I feel, though I suppose you could always have a melange of bush berries interlaced with vine fruits and tree proliferations.

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  9. Ha! Fantastic idea.

    ***

    The pork loin luxuriated in the oven. She was so close to moving in to a plate with some roasted asparagus when suddenly she met a pumpkin compote! His mellow autumn tones, his cinnamon-and-clove spices...she could not resist! But it's nearly time to come out of the oven...

    "If you like Thanksgiving ham and sweet potatoes, you'll LOVE this pork loin with pumpkin compote. This is dish you'll want hot and fresh every night!"

    ***

    Ahhh now I really *want* this to be a real thing!

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  10. Great idea! I use a lot of websites where bakers swap recipes. I've found some great recipes at allrecipes.com. Thanks for the info!

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  11. I could really get stuck into some authentic Spanish tapas. And to do it, I'd have to spend a good afternoon,moving into evening, in a bar somewhere. Lets go for Madrid. Crack out the Rioja!

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  12. I like this idea!! I'd be a member and offer my services to be a reviewer of all ARCs - Advanced Readers' Chocolates!!

    Take care
    x

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  13. Talli,you have too much time on your hands, stop thinking about food and write me another book! lol!

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  14. This is the kind of idea that's so good, you should have trade marketed it before going public. Now someone has probably registered the domain name already.

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  15. Awesome idea! I'm not sure what would be on my list. I'll have to think about that one...

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  16. Guacamole, green chile enchiladas con pollo, and tres leches cake. Now I want food!

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  17. You are brilliant, Talli! Might be a really dangerous site though.

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  18. Oh my goodness. What wouldn't be on my list, lol. On my list I'd have veggie lasagna, chinese food, farmers cheese pierogis, any kind of cheesecake made, praline pecan ice cream,and cheesecake ice cream. This is a wish list, right? These are all favorites I don't get to enjoy very often.
    : )

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  19. Oh man! I'm in! This is a brilliant idea. Especially when you're stuck on something you want to make for dinner or DESSERT!!! MMMM!

    Now I'm hungry!I would have to post something with chocolate.

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  21. Yesss!!! It would definitely be my favorite site. I'd probably have anything and everything chocolate on my to-eats, currently eating, and eaten lists! ;)

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  22. Groan, it would have to be anything chocolate. I haven't had any since Jan 2nd!

    Great idea. :)

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  23. Coffee, and any chocolate pastry on the side will do :)

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  24. Great idea, but I'm not going to come up with suggestions - you'll make me hungry! :D

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  25. Heheee, CUTE idea. Love it. It would make me way too hungry, though! I need encouragement to exercise to counteract sitting around at the computer--not eating! LOL Could we start up a site for exercises instead? No? Somehow, I don't think that would be as popular...

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  26. Don't tempt me, I have just discovered Almond Butter. I'm going to try the cashew one next - yup I'm a nut freak!

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  27. I think pinterest comes close.

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  28. YOu could even have a dating site in the sidebar...

    Spicy little number seeks solid mate Naan, for mutally satisfying relationship. No half baked or puffed up respondents please...

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  29. I think this is brilliant idea. And since I have a huge sweet tooth, how about if Good Desserts is next?

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  30. I think this is a brilliant idea! And since I have a huge sweet tooth, I think Good Desserts should be next. :D

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  31. Ack! So sorry about all the comment posts - I didn't think it had worked! Great first impression, huh?

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  32. I love a creamy hot choclolate and a cream cake......but only occasionally.

    Yvonne.

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  33. I had to go get something to eat before I commented. Great idea.

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  34. I would be so all over that site!

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  35. Aw, man... this would be SO dangerous for me! Imagine all the varieties of pecan pie I could try!

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  36. I'd put cupcakes on my list, especially chocolate ones, mmmmm.... Or maybe brownie sundaes or fudge or basically anything with chocolate in it (except mint chocolate). I think I'd like to just live in a bakery.

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  37. This idea? Epic! I daren't add things to my 'to eat pile' else I never get rid of the beer belly :)

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  38. Excellent idea, Talli. But will we be able to maintain our diets?

    Looking forward to your GoodWines!

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  39. As long as there is chocolate, although I'm now on to the 70% plus cocoa content - only way to stop overeating!

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  40. Fabulous idea. Run with it. You'll have a huge following.

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  41. I'm not on goodreads yet but I could totally do goodeats.

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  42. Sounds like Goodeats would be a great site!

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  43. A great idea, Talli! I do know that coffee would be on the list for the morning portion of the day! The rest will require more thought! ;)

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  44. Yeah, cause this would help my so-called diet no end!

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  45. Sign me up for GoodEats!! :) YUM!

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  46. It sounds great to me! I find that most foods are "goodeats." Yes, I have issues!

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  47. I'm read for a goodwines site. And while we're at it, how about a goodcoffee too?

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  48. Such a clever idea. I think we would all benefit from a Goodeats! I've eaten some crazy dishes (kangaroo, duck, snake, and drunk shrimp to name a few), but there are definitely some foods I really want to try! I would definitely add Alligator, Deer, Shark Caviar and Eggnog to my to-be-eaten list.

    ~TRA

    The Red Angel Blog

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  49. Ooh, yum! My to-eat pile is bigger than my to-read pile!

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Coffee and wine for all!