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Food Sites for October 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

October has arrived, the last chance for fresh local produce here in the so-called "temperate" northern hemisphere. Soon frost will be on the punkin (and everything else). Those of us who have been wasting our time in struggling to get our tomato plants to produce anything at all can now return to our normal struggles (in which we try to trim our over-burdened sentences to reasonably-lean form, devoid of the ever-so-tempting digressions that are keeping this sentence from achieving its loftiest ambitions).

Subscribers to our updates newsletter receive only these updates from our blog, Just Served, in their e-mailboxes. The rest of our little non-update screeds still go into the blog, but they no longer intrude themselves in our subscribers' mailboxes.

For those rare individuals who receive these updates and might actually want to read more, we'll provide links to newly-added pieces here, in the update headnotes, such as:

"What Memory Tells Us" is an essay about memoirs, memory and speculation about what made this food writer a food writer.

"Parmigiano-Reggiano" provides a little history of the success story -- some of which is a bit contentious -- of the "undisputed king of cheeses."

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.

Here are two very different French "ifs," soon to be added to On the Table's quote pages:

"If a lump of soot falls into the soup and you cannot conveniently get it out, stir it well in and it will give the soup a French taste." Jonathan Swift

"If I compared my life to a cake, the sojourns in Paris would represent the chocolate filling and everything else would be plain English cake." A.J. Liebling

October, 2009

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PPPPS: Leitesculinaria has been redesigned -- and it still contains some of the best food writing and recipes around. So far, it contains only a few of our own articles -- but, eventually, they'll all be here.

----the new sites----

Baking for Chefs Who Hate to Bake

(newsletter, with recipes, from Mark J. Kraft, author of the book of the same name)

Column: Arbor Vinous

(article about Dan and Jan Longone -- and how they got involved in food history in Ann Arbor, MI)

Edible Hawaiian Islands

(online version of the print magazine)

Encyclopedia of Food & Culture

(the entire text of Scribner's encyclopedia, arranged alphabetically)

Krauter und Heilpflanzen

(table of herb names in German, Latin, English; compiled by Lyn M. Parkinson)

Menus Collection

(from the "...Puget Sound area's most famous restaurants and dining facilities in the years between 1889 and 2003;" part of University of Washington Digital Collections)

Mycological Society of America, The

(site of "a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology -- the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi")

Newspaper Food Sections and Columns Online

(searchable by day of the week or by state; plus cooking articles, a culinary dictionary, diet & health, food history, herbs & spices, menus, recipes, regional foods, and restaurant reviews)

Oriental Cook Book, The

("Wholesome, Dainty and Economical Dishes of the Orient, Especially Adapted to American Tastes and Methods of Preparation;" Ardashes H. Keoleian's 1913 book)

Sabrina Welserin's Cookbook

(sixteenth century German recipes)

Tasting Dirt

(Anne Zimmerman finally gets "the continuity of terroir, first-hand")

Women, Men, and Food: Putting Gender on the Table

(videos from the 2007 gender conference at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)

----changed URLs----

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, The (CHLA)

National Center for Home Food Preservation

----still more blogs----

Butcher's Info Blog, The

Cooking Down Under

Crispy on the Outside


One Hungry Chef

Pleasures of Cooking for One: Judith Jones

U.S. Food Policy

----that's all for now----

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Copyright (c) 2009 by Gary Allen.


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