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Food Sites for September 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

With September we enter the beginning of the fall harvest, before the bounty of summer has even passed. If you live for food, this is the time to live. August is just about gone, but we escaped (some of the) the heat by releasing a new Kindle book: Terms of Vegery.*  It's not really a food book, even if it does contain a large section called "Edibilia." It is nice to look at, but you probably shouldn't read if there's a risk of pulling out any abdominal stitches (it's chock full of snarky humor and perfectly dreadful puns).

 "I laughed. 
I cried. 
I wet my plants."

*Terms of Vegery looks best on Kindle Fire, iPad, and Kindle apps for other platforms; there may be some slight formatting issues on smaller smartphone screens.

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This month's quotation from On the Table's culinary quote pages Celebrates Julia Child's first hundred years:

"As you get older, you shouldn't waste time drinking bad wine." 
"How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?"
"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." 
"I'm awfully sorry for people who are taken in by all of today's dietary mumbo jumbo. They are not getting any enjoyment out of their food." 
"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet." 
"The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit." 
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." 
"The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook."

September, 2012

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----the new sites----

(Andy Altman-Ohr reports on Dan Graf's efforts to bring NY bagels to SF )

(Annia Ciezadlo's Granta article about the place of the bakery in Lebanese life)

(Jessica Stoller-Conrad discusses our absurd addiction to expensively elaborate kitchens; in The New York Times)

(Nancy Hawks Miller serves up "a lesson on the basic words and phrases you need to know about wine;" at Snooth)

(a collection of posts, from Eater, about some of the amazing – and amazingly quirky – things done with or about food)

(Melena Ryzik's New York Times article about an art event that featured a dinner of rat, "broiled and smoked and grilled")

(Alice Wilkinson's article about the foods of Maine, as explained by Sandy Oliver)

(the different races of corn, a project in Mexican Biodiversity from the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity; in English and Spanish)

(a glossary of porcine terminology, recipes, a map of classic NC BBQ joints, and archive of their newsletter, NCBS Pig Tales)

(a quick review from Huffington Post)

(bibliography of sources)

(Walter Jeffries's article in Mother Earth News)

 -- inspirational (or otherwise) sites for writers/bloggers --

----yet more blogs----

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

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Copyright (c) 2012 by Gary Allen.


Blogger CJ - Food Stories said...

Congrats on the new book, Gary :-)

August 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM  

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