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Food Sites for June 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When life gives you lemons... or it just feels a bit like summer...

Oh frabjous day! The manuscript for our latest book, Preserving Food, Preserving Culture, was sent to the publisher (Reaktion) ahead of its due date. Which means we hardly know what to do with ourselves.

Well... there is the kitchen to re-do. And yet another book peeking over the horizon. And then there are those thirteen articles to write for Oxford University Press’s Savoring Gotham by July.

Speaking of which, Savoring Gotham still has a number of topics in search of authors – if you’re the sort of caped hero (or heroine) who can swoop in to write for this new encyclopedia of New York food, let us know, and perhaps there’ll be a match made in Metropolis. I promise to avoid making any other comic-book allusions (but only because neither DC nor Marvel have published a series on The Scribbler: “mild-mannered super hero by day, unrepentant wordsmith under cover of darkness”).

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

To celebrate glorious spring -- fully arrived, foreshadowing the better parts of summer, and none of its drawbacks – a few items from On the Table’s culinary quote collection:

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each. Grow green with the spring, yellow and ripe with autumn. Henry David Thoreau
In the vegetable world, there is nothing so innocent, so confiding in its expression, as the small green face of the freshly-shelled spring pea. William Wallace Irwin 
You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. Saki

June, 2014

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---- the new sites ----

(Rachel Laudan looks at the way foods – and cooks – travel)

(Scott D. Seligman’s article on the early days of Chinese food in America; in Beijing’s The Cleaver Quarterly)

(a review, with photos, of a book by Dinah Fried; posted in BrainPickings)

(Dawn Starin’s article in Scientific American)

(“the Chicago-based culinary chat site”)

(Korean recipe site, with cooking videos and ingredient information)

(everything you might want to know about Clupea pallasii)

(an online exhibit from Seattle’s City Archives)

(a paper -- by Chun-Yuen Teng, Yu-Ru Lin, and Lada A. Adamic – that analyses the way choice of ingredients does, or does not, predict the success of a recipe; in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Science)

(online magazine on food, drink, and culture, from Drexel University)

(Monica Kim thinks about the unthinkable, in Modern Farmer)

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

---- yet more blogs ----

---- that’s all for now ----

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