food sites for August 2010Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In the spring, everything seems new, but if you really want to experience newness, visit a farm stand in high summer. It's practically August and already local sweet corn, tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes, and fragrantly juicy melons have come into season.
Life is good.
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Leitesculinaria is still in the process of reposting, sometimes with shiny new updates and edits, some of my older articles. The entire list of our currently-posted LeitesCulinaria articles (nineteen, so far) is available here.
Here are some suitably corny remarks gleaned from On the Table's culinary quote
"It is not elegant to gnaw Indian corn. The kernels should be scored with a knife, scraped off into the plate, and then eaten with a fork. Ladies should be particularly careful how they manage so ticklish a dainty, lest the exhibition rub off a little desirable romance." Charles Day
"Hunger makes you restless. You dream about food -- not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother's milk singing to your bloodstream." Dorothy Allison
"In the light of what Proust wrote with so mild a stimulus, it is the world's loss that he did not have a heartier appetite. On a dozen Gardiner's Island oysters, a bowl of clam chowder, a peck of steamers, some bay scallops, three sauteed soft-shelled crabs, a few ears of fresh picked corn, a thin swordfish steak of generous area, a pair of lobsters, and a Long Island Duck, he might have written a masterpiece." A.J. Liebling
"Nothing rekindles my spirits, gives comfort to my heart and mind, more than a visit to Mississippi... and to be regaled as I often have been, with a platter of fried chicken, field peas, collard greens, fresh corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with French dressing... and to top it all off with a wedge of freshly baked pecan pie." Craig Claiborne
"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn." Garrison Keillor
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Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
Ancient Kitchenware in the Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)
'Classic' Greek Cuisine: Not So Classic
Food & Recipes
(the Asia Society's site features recipes, plus articles and interviews about Asian cuisine)
History of In-flight Food, A
Is Food Irradiation The Future?
Sundries: An Eighteenth Century Newsletter
When Beans Were Bullets
Blogs about blogging -- and about the writing process in general -- can help us become better, and possibly more successful, writers (and, for most of us, blogging is writing). Here're this month's favorites:
Blood Red Pencil
Reading Under the Covers
Culinary Historian, The
Educated Palate: Giuliano Hazan and Lael Hazan's Blog
English Kitchen, An
Flying Foodie, The
History Chef!, The
Hungry Locavore, The
Take Out: Culinary News To Go
Veritas in Vino
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