Unsubstantiated sightings of Dr Sanscravat
reported from Franconia Notch, NH (however, the same person
also reported seeing Amelia Earhart in conversation
with an Ivory-billed Woodpecker).
November is fast upon us -- the beginning of the feasting/dyspepsia season. If NPR's Susan Stamberg can regale us – every
Thanksgiving – with her mother's cranberry sauce recipe, we experience little shame in dragging out Sanscravat's researches into one of the more puzzling aspects of the holiday menu
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has reposted several of our own articles (the entire list is available here
, along with several more noteworthy pieces on food history & science.
This month's quotation from On the Table's culinary quote pages
is intended to provide a bit of cosmic perspective:
O woe, woe, man is only a dot:
Hell drags us off and that is the lot;
So let us have a little space,
At least while we can feed our face. Petronius Arbiter
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----the new sites----
(Jan Whitaker exposes some breastaurant history)
(a chart of US species and crab terminology)
(Clifford Wright examines, in Gastronomica, the scientific and historical evidence and doesn't think so; in PDF format)
(David Morton's overview of the subject)
(a bibliography of over 200 books; from the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.)
(J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is ecstatic about stuffed pouches of dough at Serious Eats)
(the multi-layered story of the classic Middle Eastern dessert; with recipes)
(that wonderful browning that occurs when proteins and carbohydrates interact -- and, no, it's not caramelization – no matter what they say on food TV shows)
(Jessica Weisbergs' article in the New Yorker, on Sarah Lohman's recreation of long lost dishes)
(a history of American lunchboxes)
(Stephen Cave's essay, in The Financial Times, on our sugar cravings, and how three books address the subject)
("the internet home of British sausages and beyond;" sausage news, recipes, tips, and a guide to best producers in England)
(Daisy Yuhas's Scientific American article about brain chemistry and over-eating)
("coffee news & frothy gossip")
(all the technical botanical information one could possibly need – unless, just possibly, you're a botanist)
(Josh Ozersky's food column in Time magazine)
(a company site that provides a lot of information about the two products they sell)
-- inspirational (or not) sites for writers/bloggers --
----yet another blog----
----that's all for now----
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