Food sites for March 2010Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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. Last month, we posted an article that purports to be about fishing -- but (wink wink) is really about writing: Speaks with the Fishes.
We also attended the Roger Smith Food Writers Conference last month and posted some of the videos here.
In the news, Dr. Vino explains why the earthquake in Chile will be felt here too: Chilean earthquake: wineries, tanks, bottles damaged or destroyed.
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. The Quiet Little Table is 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.
March is also the month in which we celebrate our Irish heritage -- whether we're Irish or not -- with green bagels, green beer, and corned beef and cabbage. We do this because not of those foods are Irish. Here're some vaguely appropriate excerpts from, or about to be added to, On the Table's culinary quote pages:
"Cabbage as a food has problems. It is easy to grow, a useful source of greenery for much of the year. Yet as a vegetable it has original sin, and needs improvement. It can smell foul in the pot, linger through the house with pertinacity, and ruin a meal with its wet flab. Cabbage also has a nasty history of being good for you." Jane Grigson
"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes." Douglas Adams
"Uisce Beatha: an Irish or Erse word for the Water of Life. It is a compounded and distilled spirit, being drawn on aromaticks, and the Irish sort is particularly distinguished for its pleasant and mild flavor. In Scotland it is somewhat hotter, and by corruption in Scottish they call it Whisky." Dr. Samuel Johnson
"What butter and whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for." Irish proverb
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American Maple Museum
Cook's Oracle, The
Diner Lingo, a History
Food News Journal
Hot Tamales & the Mississippi Delta
Medieval/Renaissance Food Clip-Art Collection
New Asian Cuisine
School Lunches in France: Nursery-School Gourmets
Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime
Eat Me Daily has posted an article about blogger success stories: "The Year in Food Blog-to-Book Deals [2009-orama]."
American Food Historian, An
Culinary Curator, The
Spice & Ice, and more...
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