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Foodsites for April 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Early Spring is such a teasel...

April promises to be a cruel month: the usual work load, plus a book deadline to meet, plus a talk to deliver, and that is only the first half of the month. 

Then we begin remodeling our kitchen -- ceiling to floor, including building the cabinets (it’s an old house, nothing “standard” is ever going to fit). And by “we” I mean “me.” This will not be one of those hiring-someone-else-to-design-and-do-the work-then boasting-about-the-achievement-afterwards deals. Don’t get me wrong, there will be boasting, and having someone else do the work would be peachy. It’s just not going to happen that way. Maybe if I buy a lottery ticket…

But I digress. Here’s the very last updates newsletter… before the deluge, that is.

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. For example, this month we posted an updated version of an article written for LeitesCulinaria about eight years ago. It’s about Chicken à la King, and the search for its origins.

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

April is the cruelest month, and not just because it has a fifteenth. Here’s this month’s excerpt from On the Table’s culinary quote collection:

“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.” Robert Heinlein
April, 2014

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---- the new sites ----

(Andrea Maraschi peers into the nation’s shopping cart)

(a peek into the UK’s refrigerated section, in The Guardian)

(Paula Wolfert in The New York Times)

(Jim Chevallier clears up some misconceptions about medieval food)

(James McWilliams on the ethics of carnivory, in The American Scholar)

(an exhibition at the New York Public Library)

(basta! enough already, Fra Cherubino!)

(an ascent of the big rock candy mountain of the ninth century)

(looking for historical evidence from an unlikely source: Geoffrey of Monmouth)

(website of Mexican chef/cookbook author Zarela Martinez)

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

---- yet more blogs ----

---- that’s all for now ----

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