The July issue marks the beginning of our twelfth year of these updates. That's twelve time-wasting years provided, gratis, long before Facebook -- or even MySpace -- was created.
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. Serious competitors can flex their gastronomic muscles at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner
This month's quotation from On the Table's culinary quote pages
, is just the thing for those summer day doldrums:
"Coffee is a great way to fool yourself into believing you're going to have a productive day." Bill Murray
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----the new sites----
(Laura Weiss' article about the storied New Yorker Hotel and its artistic menus that evoke the glamour of the 1930s and 1940s)
(Sejal Sukhadwala's post at The Guardian's Word of Mouth blog)
(Mike Sula's article, in The Sun-Times Reader, about sausage outlaw-artisans in Chicago)
(Daniel E. Lieberman's Op-Ed piece, in The New York Times, on why there should be legal limits on unhealthy treats)
(special issue of 614, a magazine from Brandeis University)
("An Insider's Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel;" an illustrated glossary)
(David A. Taylor's article in Smithsonian magazine)
(Jonathan Kent's article, in The Guardian, about baking as a political act)
(More on automats, this time in response to an exhibit at the New York Public Library)
(Gary Taubes' article, in The New York Times, questioning links between salt consumption and health risks)
(Dana Goodyear's article, in The New Yorker, on antibiotic use in the US meat industry)
(Gustavo Arellano's article about "How Mexican food became more American than apple pie")
(Courtney Watson's article, in the Inquisitive Eater, on pernickety copy editors and the recollections of glorious meals perdú)
-- inspirational (or otherwise) sites for writers/bloggers --
(Stacy A. Anderson's article, in The New York Times, about print-on-demand vending machines as a venue for self-publishing)
----yet more blogs----
----that's all for now----
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