Dogwood (Cornus florida "Cherokee Chief")
April is nearly done, yet its famous showers made their first appearance only last night. With more rain expected today and tomorrow, we trust there will be morels in our future. We already have May flowers in profusion, but those fungi are fussy about matters fluvial.
We promise, literally, to limit alliteration henceforth.
Regular subscribers to our updates newsletter receive these updates from our blog, Just Served, directly -- but there is much more at the blog that isn’t sent automatically. Just Served dishes out more than reasonable people can swallow -- but, if you're feeling particularly unreasonable, and don't want to wait for these newsletters, you can follow us on Facebook, or Twitter. Our Facebook and Twitter friends already know about our recent blogpost, “Who, If I Cried,” which has nothing to do with food, but is vaguely writing-related.
In Other News: The book launch party for our latest book, Herbs: A Global History in NYC has been cancelled, due to union-management difficulties. We’re neither union nor management, BTW – just collateral damage. The book, however is out (huzzah!) and about -- even if I haven’t seen my contributor’s copies yet. There’s a sample passage, “Savory Weeds,” in Roll Magazine.
Our sausage book (also for Reaktion's Edible Series) is written and edited (another huzzah!) and almost ready to be shipped to the publisher – we're just looking for a few more illustrations. That’s a sly hint for any of you who might possess such things and might also be willing to share.
"A Quiet Little Table in the Corner" is an annotated ("annotated" being used, as always, with only unintentional academic correctness) directory of our writings -- mostly on other people's sites.
Leitesculinaria has reposted several of our articles (the entire list is available here, along with several more noteworthy pieces on food history and science.
This month's quotations -- a few wise words soon to be added to On the Table's culinary quote pages:
"There are old mushroom hunters,
and there are bold mushroom hunters,
but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters." Anonymous
"Nothing more than mushroom identification develops the powers of observation.” John Cage
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----the new sites----
(an illustrated look at the processes used by makers of bacon, ham, and sausage)
(Rachel Laudan’s writing is often an abbatoir for sacred cows; here’s her review of Carlo Petrini’s book, Slow Food: The Case for Taste, in Food Culture and Society – in PDF format)
(Rachel Laudan's researches into the migration of the lowly cowpea)
(blog and cheap classes about food and similar distractions)
(Bill Daley, in The Chicago Tribune, introduces seven food writers worth reading)
(complete text of the 1864 book)
(magazine about the foods of Virginia)
(illustrated lecture by Louis Grivetti on the appearances of honey in art & literature, in all cultures)
(a reminiscence in Edible Manhattan)
(Jan Ellen Spiegel’s article, in The New York Times, about university food studies programs)
(history of, and literature about, tea -- especially in Chinese poetry)
--how-to (or inspirational) sites for writers/bloggers --
And, in the interest of journalistic fairplay, some things that could be considered the opposite of inspirational (depending on what one makes of them):
----yet more blogs----
----that's all for now----
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