The Friday Five

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Hello and welcome to this week's Friday Five!

To kick things off, here's a great recipe for Asparagus Tangle with Anchovy Vinaigrette from the moderator of our Food & Drinks board:

2 anchovies, rinsed and drained
1 small garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons very good extra virgin olive oil
1 pound assorted thick asparagus (purple, green and white)
1/2 cup Parmesan curls

To prepare the vinaigrette: In the bowl of a small food processor, add anchovies, garlic, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Pulse until the mixture becomes a puree. With the motor running, slowly add olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper.

To prepare the asparagus: lay the asparagus on a cutting board, and shave with a vegetable peeler, starting at the widest part of the stalk. Continue until all the asparagus has been shaved into thin strips.

Toss the asparagus with the vinaigrette and season with additional pepper. Place on individual serving plates and garnish with Parmesan curls.

Stop by the Food & Drinks board for more great cooking!

Here's a video that highlights some interesting links between popular music and famous works of literature. Now, I have to dispute the accuracy of some of the connections they make in this video - for instance, I know that U2's song "The Fly" has nothing to do with Lord of the Flies. And maybe you'll disagree with some of the other connections - or agree with them! In any case, it's interesting to think about and might inspire you to read something you hadn't thought of before:

Did you see our friend L_Monty's post about William Shatner yesterday? We're following it up with this great video of Shatner's real time response to the trailer for the new Star Trek movie.

And if you'd like to know more about that book he's talking about, here he is in one of our own videos, telling you all about it! It's rather different from the recent film's portrayal of the young Kirk, but looks fascinating all the same - and as a San Franciscan myself, I'd love to see Shatner's version of events put to film too.

And don't forget that Shatner will be guest blogging with us on our new blog, Letter Blocks, later this summer!

And finally, here's a special teaser from our friends at the B&N Studio!

Message Edited by Jon_B on 06-05-2009 03:21 PM
by on ‎06-09-2009 12:05 AM
I would like to compliment The Wooden Spoon for a excellent receipe.  I tried it over the weekend and loved it.  I did add a little lime juice as well though.  I tend to use both lemon and lime together.
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