Today’s Awesome Thing Is:Thursday Night Smackdown
What is it? It’s a blog! A cooking blog!
Why I Think It’s Awesome: Take your average cooking blog. Now add a load of sardonic humor, some snarky comments, and the “occasional” well-used curse word. Voila! You have Thursday Night Smackdown (TNS). The author is named Michelle. She started blogging as a way to document her culinary forays into the odd and wonderful world of her unused cookbook collection. Each Thursday, she or her husband would choose a recipe from the collection, and she would try cooking it. Her posts run the emotional gambit and touch me in many different ways, from inspiring me to try a new recipe, to cracking me up, and making me melt a little. I also have mad respect for Michelle, because she has bipolar disorder, which sometimes makes it really hard for her to handle everyday situations with aplomb*. However she doesn’t hide it: she just puts the facts out there and says, “yeah, I’m feeling like crap right now. I’ll be back when I can.” I respect that kind of honesty. So, for excellent writing, interesting food, and sarcasm galore, check out Thursday Night Smackdown. It’s awesome!