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Food Sites for May 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

“Spring at last! Spring at last! Thank god almighty, it’s Spring at last!” Time to be back in the woods, searching for the wily ramp and shy morel (and admiring the early bloodroot, columbine, and wood anemone). 

And, somehow, get the latest manuscript off to the publisher by its due date...

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.

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. One can even hear some of our representative blather at Roll on the Radio. Roll Magazine also published a much re-worked article on artichokes, My Cynara Redux, a tale of thwarted lusts of various kinds.

Leitesculinaria has reposted twenty-two of our backlisted (and vaguely historical) LC pieces here.

The month of May is no time for philosophizing; just enjoy it for what it is. Consequently, here’s this month’s bit of perspective from On the Table’s culinary quote collection

Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit. Haruki Murakami

May, 2014

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---- the new sites ----

(Sara Roahen on the trail of the quintessential Cajun sausage; in Garden & Gun)

(Laura Kelley on her visit to “the site of the world’s oldest known winery,” in what is now Armenia)

(olfactory bliss, or mephitic nightmare – your choice)

(Deana Sidney on the history of chile peppers’ migrations around the world; in Saudi Aramco World)

(Eater’s interviews with chefs about their cookbook collections)

(an online exhibition from The University of British Columbia; in English and French)

(“A peer-reviewed journal on food studies for graduate students.”)

(an exhibit at the Horticultural Society of New York)

(articles and recipes, most in English, some in Italian, some in French)

(interview with Southern food historian Marcie Cohen Ferris; in Guernica)

(as The Economist points out, it’s actually – faith an’ begorra – English!)

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

---- yet more blogs ----

---- that’s all for now ----

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