December is almost here, which means that (officially, at least) the election- and hurricane- seasons are blessedly over. It's a month for shopping, avoiding shopping, and serious digesting (all of which seem like exhausting work to us). Consequently this issue is a tad lighter than our usual over-stuffed newsletter.
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, directly -- but there is much more at the blog that isn't sent automatically. Just Served slings more leftovers than most people want to face, especially this time of year -- but, if you that feel you're up to the challenge, you can follow us on Facebook
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. In the unlikely event that you find yourself stranded and book-starved, there's even a kind of index -- including a recently-added article from Roll Magazine
, on Roquefort Dressing
-- at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner
has reposted several of our own articles – and there should be another new one appearing there, hard upon the year's end. Our backlist of LC pieces is available here
, along with several articles by more noteworthy writers on the history and science of food.
This month's quotation from On the Table's culinary quote pages
offers some advice for the endless dinner party that is the holiday season, but it comes from someone who was probably known as "Buzz-kill Bill" to his friends:
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham
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----the new sites----
(Sara Johnson's well-illustrated article about Food: An Atlas, by Darin Jensen and Molly Roy)
(Lexi Dwyer's article, at Gourmet Live, on the history of the now-ubiquitous avocado-laced sushi)
(first in a series of blog posts, by Laura Kelly, that merge botany, gastronomy, and photography)
(Laura Kelly's blog continues...)
(Laura Kelly's blog continues...)
(a tale told from a distinctly sub-continental perspective)
(conducted by Aussie Margaret Hogan)
(The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper interviews Penny De Los Santos)
(Todd Sperry's article on CNN)
(Nigel Moore tracks down the sources of, and justifications for, this bit of culinary advice)
----yet another blog----
----that's all for now----
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