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Food Sites for November 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Summer is definitely over around here, which means cleaning out the last of the frost-averse parts of the harvest. The final batch of basil is in, and green tomatoes that will never have a chance to ripen have been fried or turned into chutney.

Roll Magazine published “Oysters,” some thoughts about our favorite mollusk. Meanwhile, we’ve been on the stump a bit for Can It! The Perils and Pleasures of Preserving Food, doing readings and being interviewed. This was an especially (almost embarrassingly) positive example of the latter.

You can, if you wish, follow us on Facebook, and Twitter. Still more of our online scribbles can be found at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner.

This month’s quote (from On the Table’s culinary quote collection) features this line from the 1991 film, Fried Green Tomatoes (a line, you may recall, that had nothing whatsoever to do with fried green tomatoes):

The secret’s in the sauce.

November, 2016

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---- the new sites ----

(Mexican cookery: articles, recipes, links to blogs; in Spanish)

(Nick Hines, at Vinepair, on what used to be the best part of a British tar’s day)

(Lynn Brown, at JSTOR Daily, on something that has little to do with pad thai)

(Lily Starbuck, at Lucky Peach, tears into some flaky fakelore)

(Adán Medrano, on the origin of the ubiquitous Mexican starter, at Hispanic Network)

(the etymology of the back of the house)

(interview, by Cara Parks at Roads & Kingdoms; how Naomi Duguid was able to encounter the real foods of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan)

(Paige Villiard on the origins of the ubiquitous hand-held favorite)

(Cristina Potters on Mexican food that won’t have you saying “Yo quiero Taco Bell”)

(Dwight Furrow on why winemaking is both art and science)

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

---- still more blogs ----

---- thats all for now ----

Except, of course, for the usual legalistic mumbo-jumbo and commercial flim-flam:

Occasionally, URLs we provide may link to commercial sites (that is, they’ll cost you money to take full advantage of them). We do not receive any compensation for listing them here, and provide them without any form of recommendation—other than the fact that they looked interesting to us.

Your privacy is important to us. We will not give, sell or share your e-mail address with anyone, for any purpose—ever. Nonetheless, we will expose you to the following irredeemably brazen plugs: 

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Copyright (c) 2016 by Gary Allen.


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