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Food Sites for July 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

“There is something in the red of a raspberry pie that looks as good to a man as the red in a sheep looks to a wolf.” Evelyn Waugh

It’s berry season in the Hudson Valley. Need I say more?

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 delivered automatically.

We recently gave a talk to the Red Hook Historical Society about the influence of early Dutch colonists on the eating habits of modern Americans: “Dutch Treat.” The online version includes notes and references.

Truly adventurous (and/or masochistic) readers can follow us on Facebook, or Twitter. If you are still not completely off your feed, links to all of our online scribbles can be found at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner.

Leitesculinaria has reposted twenty-or-so of our backlisted (and, no, I didn’t say “blacklisted” – so don’t get your hopes up) LC pieces here, as part of their archive of food history & science articles.

Here are a few excerpts from On the Table’s culinary quote collection that celebrate the very thing that makes us what we are (foodies, connoisseurs, gourmets, essers, fressers, noshers, gourmandizers, feinschmeckers, gluttons -- take your pick):

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Luciano Pavarotti
“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” Franz Kafka
July, 2013

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----the new sites----

(Robert Lawson’s paper comparing theoretical approaches to the study of food)

(Berry College’s Jordyn Wagner examines the mechanics, and intent, of Pollans’ writing style)

(Isabel Hood’s introduction to this hot topic, followed by pages on specific chiles)

(Rachel Laudan looks at the foods of 18th–century nuns in Mexico)

(detailed FAO report on entomophagy; a large PDF file)

(Anne Mendelson looks at one writer’s approach to honest American food; Hibben was an early exponent of regional cooking)

(former LinkedIn discussion group, now a public site)

(Jason Adamson looks at its roots in 19th-century France)

(whether productive of longing or loathing, this Scottish dish tells us a lot about our notions of food and identity)

(Kara Newman traces the histories of our taste for meat and the technologies that catered to it)

(Danielle Oteri serves the inside scoop on New York Citys 145-year-old secret dining society)

(Jason Adamson explains the history and culture of this traditional meal, then describes his experience at one of these unique dinners)

(Andrew Lawler’s article, on Slate, about archaeological investigations into ancient curries)

(nutritional aspects of GMO research – an article that does not address thorny environmental issues – from the National Institutes of Health)

(Raymond Sokolov asks, in essence, “What does authentic mean?”)

(another essay by Raymond Sokolov, who is not impressed by celebrity chefs)

(e-zine on “the art, science & culture of food”)

(Maria Popova’s review in The Atlantic)

(how the internet is making it impossible to find something [safe] to eat)

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

-- yet more blogs --

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

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