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Food Sites for November 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A pumpkin patch in Clintondale, New York

It’s pumpkin season – which is not easy to forget, since every company (no matter what they sell) seems to be advertising pumpkin something-or-other. We haven’t seen any pumpkin laser printers yet, but they’re probably out there.

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. The blog continues to be neglected while we keep plugging away at a book project... but Just Served did get one new entry this month (albeit, not a food post). It’s vaguely about writing, if you’re the sort of person who procrastinates when you should be writing -- by reading about writing -- this might be for you. We’re not encouraging that sort of behavior, of course, but -- should you require a brief diversion – check out Dr Sanscravat’s barely literate rant at “On the Renouning of Nouns.”

You can (if so inclined) follow us on Facebook, and Twitter. You can also find links to all of our online scribbles can be found at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner.

Fall must be a time for looking backwards (perhaps it’s just that prospect of winter is too grim for contemplation), because Roll Magazine has been reissuing some of our old articles. In the past month they’ve posted two that had formerly appeared in print: “Preserving Apples,” and “Pancakes.”

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.

In an effort to purge ourselves of all-things-pumpkin (and we haven’t even reached Halloween yet, let alone Thanksgiving) here two Concord excerpts from On the Table’s culinary quote collection:

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -- Henry David Thoreau
We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

November, 2013

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---- the new sites ----

(a video look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, viewed through their foods)

(directory of artisanal foods from around the world, recognized by the Slow Food Foundation)

(nutritional anthropologist, and culinary historian, Deb Duchon, slices into some scripture cakes)

(Jonathan Rees, on refrigerators in American life, in Atlantic)

Culinary Library [opening 30 October 2013]
(archives of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum)

(website of a southern food writer and culinary historian)

(Heather Smith on “the natural and social history of bagels and lox”)

(Christiane Truelove’s article about the intersection of Italian and Muslim cuisines)

(YouTube video of a panel held at The New School)

(plus links to other historic recipe sites)

(exactly what it says)

(glossary with English translations)

(“Cajun, soul food and lowcountry recipes” from food historian, chef, and author, Rick McDaniel)

(Jan Whitaker continues her “Decades” project, looking at the way restaurants change over time)

(not a recipe site… and this is only news in Montana)

(glossary of Chinese, English, and Malay terms for ingredients)

(Laura Anderson asks and answers at Slate)

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

---- yet more blogs ----

---- moved or changed URLs ----

---- that’s all for now ----

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...for the moment, anyway.


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