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Food Sites for August 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fresh local tomatoes at last! Mignorelli Farm, Rhinebeck, NY

“Hot time, summer in the city” – and the country; the heat is inescapable. It’s July as I write this -- a pitcher of ice water and I are sweating it out together. Because of the brief monsoon-like downpours we’ve had everyday, plant life of every description threatens to engulf the house.

I eat what I can, but I’m not keeping up...

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.

Truly adventurous (or uncontrollable link-following) readers can follow us on Facebook, or Twitter. If those are insufficiently soporific, 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 older LC pieces here, as part of their archive of food history & science articles.

Here are a few summertime excerpts from On the Table’s culinary quote collection:

Aioli epitomizes the heat, the power, and the joy of the Provençal sun, but it has another virtue -- it drives away flies. Frederic Mistral
Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the fleeting moment. Elizabeth David 
When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat. Mark Twain 
Never go fishing with just one Baptist. That way they won't drink your beer. Garrison Keillor

August, 2013

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----the new sites----

(Jan Whittaker’s exploration of a dining destination in St. Louis, Missouri that once flourished, then disappeared, in the 1960s)

(Green Deane’s foraging site)

(photos of ceramic jars, glass, water jars -- plus wooden boxes for bulk dry ingredients, spices, and for measuring)

(immense database of fish species, searchable using scientific names -- or common names, in any language)

(“The taste of cutlery: how the taste of food is affected by the weight, size, shape, and colour of the cutlery used to eat it” – a PDF from Vanessa Harrar and Charles Spence)

(the Great Lakes Brewing Company -- in Cleveland, Ohio – is attempting to replicate an ancient Babylonian brew, this time using authentic methods and a recipe from the “Hymn to Nikasi”)

(“You still wouldn’t want it to be Soylent;” comparing the ways our bodies respond to food substitutes vs. actual food)

(“They tried to kill us, we won, now let’s eat;” with answers from Gil Marks, Claudia Roden, and Susan Starr Sered, in Moment Magazine)

(Ivan Day’s Victorian jellies are definitely not the usual Jell-O salads)

(Tom Verde and Nancy Verde Barr on the Arabic origin of pasta secca)

(article by Lydia DePillis, in the Washington Post)

(storytellers “celebrating southern food traditions”)

(a taste of botanical archaeology)

(article from the Smithsonian’s blog)

(some thoughts about the taboo, from BBC History Magazine)

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

-- yet more blogs --

----moved or changed URL----

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

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