food sites for July 2011Monday, June 27, 2011
With this issue, we begin our eleventh year of publishing these newsletters... or, looked at another way, a complete decade of blood under the bridge (sorry, we've been researching the history of slaughterhouses lately, and some images refuse to be erased from our memory).
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A Quiet Little Table in the Corner has moved to a new location. At the moment, it's an annotated ("annotated" being used, naturally, in its least academic sense) directory of our writings -- mostly on other people's sites.
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.
This is what passes for spiritual advice in On the Table's culinary quote pages
"If your regrets linger, if you cannot find inspiration in solitude, then you still have much to learn from the writers and poets and the cooks on becoming the artist of your own life... you can never re-create the past. But you can shape your own future. And you can make a cake." Jacqueline Duval
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Bait and Switch
("…how Seafood fraud hurts our oceans, our wallets and our health," in PDF format)
Conversation About Food, Cooking and Alice B. Toklas, A
(Virginia Heffernan and Amanda Hesser chat about a home cook's choices -- and other things -- in The New York Times)
Eating With a Spiritual Compass
(Chef Marcus Samuelsson opines about fasting, at Huffington Post)
English Diet: Roast Beef and ... Salad?, The
(Anita Guerrini's article in History Today)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sulfites But Still Won't Believe Anyway
(David J. Duman's article in Huffington Post)
(a special, single-topic, issue of Laphams Quarterly; 59 of 100 articles, including many original historical documents, available online)
Gastronomics: What’s the Value of a Great Review?
(Felix Salmon, in New York Magazine, discusses the role of reviews in restaurant pricing)
Lexicon of Sustainability, The
(an introduction to Douglas and Laura Howard-Gayeton's mixed media project; in PDF format)
(according to the journal Appetite -- via New York Magazine's Paul Kix -- there is another good reason for thinking about what we eat)
Ration Coupons on the Home Front, 1942-1945
(collection at Duke University, including categories like canning and preserving, coffee, edible oils and fats, food conservation, sugar, and processed foods)
Should Meat Eaters Slaughter Their Own Meat?
(J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's thoughtful article and photos of poultry being "processed" humanely)
Turning a Love of Food into a Career Takes Patience, Flexibility and a Good Business Plan
(advice from The Washington Post)
Where Food Is God
("How fringe religious groups helped launch the healthy eating movement;" Daniel Fromson's article in Slate)
Food for the Thoughtless
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
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 stuff). Do we, personally, make use of all this good advice? Of course not -- that would be the reasonable thing to do, and we are very careful to avoid being reasonable about most things. Not doing things the way we do would probably be good for your own career.
Some recent favorites:
Art of Cookbook Writing
My Retrospective in Food Blogging
So You Want to be a Successful Food Blogger? Here's How
Dining with the Saints
Erica De Mane
Indian Culinary Center
Sensual Foodie, The
Year in Food, The
Except, of course, for the usual legalistic mumbo-jumbo and commercial flim-flam:
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Here endeth the sales pitch(es)...
...for the moment, anyway.
Copyright (c) 2011 by Gary Allen.