Food Sites for September 2009Thursday, September 3, 2009
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"Yet Another Blog About Julie & Julia" is, needless to say, not about the movie (as is Dr Sanscravat's wont), but a reminiscence about Julia and -- oddly enough -- the eating habits of hippies.
Dr Sanscravat has published yet another of his rambling discourses on Just Served -- this one is called "Water, Cool, Cool Water." Clearly, the man spends way too much time in the past.
True gluttons for punishment should visit A Quiet Little Table in the Corner, a page that provides an ever-changing master index of any other web places that carry our stuff. It's hosted by Marty Martindale's Food Site of the Day, and you should check out some of the goodies she's got posted while you're there.
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----the new sites----
African Cooking and Food Bibliography
(yet another goodie from Cynthia Bertelsen's blog; just one of many useful culinary bibliographies on the site)
Bompas & Parr
(not your grandmother's Jell-O molds; and WAY beyond Jell-O shots)
Candy Wrapper Museum, The
(Darlene Lacey's collection of confectionery memorabilia; classics, of course, but also rare -- and disturbing -- items like R. Crumb's "Devil Girl Hot Kisses" and "Devil Girl Choco-Bar")
(new user-created cookbook site from Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs)
Food: Bread, Beer, and All Good Things
(food and cooking of ancient Egypt)
Garlic War, The
(Annie Proulx's first published story)
Herbs of Mexico Herb Name Reference Guide
(tri-lingual listing; botanical Latin, English and Spanish)
National Food Holiday Directory
(sometimes, a little silliness is just the hook an article needs; many "holiday" listings include a little background info on the food being celebrated)
Oyster Guide, The
(there are "at least two hundred unique oyster appellations," and this site includes maps of local varieties, plus descriptions)
Science and Pseudoscience in Adult Nutrition Research and Practice
(Dr. Reynold Spector muses about how we think about nutrition)
University of Gastronomic Sciences, The
("...an international research and training center... founded by Slow Food;" in English and Italian)
Vanishing Youth Nutrient, The
(Susan Allport discusses Omega-3 vs Omega-6 in terms of seasonality, dietary sources, adaptive advantages and disadvantages of each, with examples of effects of -- and on -- several different species, and economic reasons for the overwhelming presence of Omega-6 in our food supply)
Vietnamese Pho Noodles
("Pho Noodle for the Pho Lovers" -- the dish, culture, etiquette, ingredients of the signature dish of Vietnam)
Wineries of North America
(contact information for all the wineries in Canada, Mexico, and the US)
----still more blogs----
----that's all for now----
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