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Food Sites for March 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sage, snow-bound in the Hudson Valley.

Don't let Eliot pull your leg -- April is NOT the cruelest month, at least as long as February and March are allowed on the calendar. We had ONE day of spring-like weather (just enough to fool a couple of croci into showing a tiny bit of greenery), then immediately more snow. It is satisfying to know that Winter's days are numbered, though -- and, since rumors of Spring's impending arrival have been floating about, we've posted a little something about certain Mating Habits, just to arouse (that is the polite word, yes?) you from your late-winter torpor. Don't get your "hopes" up prematurely -- the article is G-rated.

We recently attended IACP's Regional Conference in NYC, and got to meet many folks with whom we've been corresponding, and whose books and sites we've been reading, for years. It was a real treat. While there, however, it became painfully obvious that our inner luddite was no longer working for us. So, we finally entered the twitter world -- we're @sanscravat now.

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Leitesculinaria is still in the process of reposting -- sometimes with shiny new updates and edits -- some of our older articles. The entire list of our currently-posted LeitesCulinaria articles is available here, along with several other articles on food history & science.

For hard-core addicts of our palaver (it's hard to imagine such beings exist, but ya' never know), Marty Martindale's Food Site of the Day has a slick new design, and has returned to posting A Quiet Little Table in the Corner -- an index of our writings on the web.

Here's a selection soon to be added to On the Table's culinary quote pages. It's the success secret for which you've long been waiting:

"'If you lived on cabbage, you would not be obliged to flatter the powerful.' To which the courtier replied, 'If you flattered the powerful, you would not be obliged to live upon cabbage.'" Diogenes
March, 2011

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----the new sites----

Agriculture & Natural Resources
(from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Cooperative Extension)

Andrea Lynn
(a selection of her articles… many from Chile Pepper magazine, where she's Senior Editor)

Dairy and the US Congress
(an archive of documents concerned with "...legislative issues relating to dairy such as milk pricing, subsidies, and oleomargarine")

Dana's Market Basket
(cookbook author Dana Jacobi's site)

Food Security in Asia and the Changing Role of Rice
(C. Peter Timmer's paper from The Asia Foundation; in PDF format)

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
("a USDA-wide effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers")

Museum of Culinary History and Alimentation (MOCHA)
(site of the museum in Middlesex, UK)

New Orleans Dining & Restaurant News
(the food section of The Times-Picayune)

Nora Maynard, writer
(foodwriting and photography)

Periodic Table of Meat, The
(one of many such tables of food)

Wild River Review
(the food section of this online magazine)

----changed URLs----

Poor Man's Feast

Tom Volk’s Fungi

----how-to blogs----

Blog posts about blogging -- and writing, design, photography, promotion, and ethics -- can help us become better, and possibly more successful, writers (i.e., having more people read our scribbles). Here are a few recent favorites:

Food Blogging

Food Photography Through a New Lens

Most Book Deals Originate with Publishers not Authors, Says Cookbook Agent

Will Write For Food, Payment Preferable

----still more blogs----

Artful Gourmet

Cooking in Mexico

Indian Simmer

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Kitchen Tantra - Tease Your Palate

Poor Girl Gourmet

Rambling Epicure, The

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

Except, of course, for the usual legal mumbo-jumbo and commercial flim-flam:

Your privacy is important to us. We will not give, sell or share your e-mail address with anyone, for any purpose -- ever. Nonetheless, we will expose you to the following irredeemably brazen plugs:

Our books, The Resource Guide for Food Writers, The Herbalist in the Kitchen, The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries, and Human Cuisine can be ordered through the Libro-Emporium .

Here endeth the sales pitch(es)...

...for the moment, anyway.


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Copyright (c) 2011 by Gary Allen.


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