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Food Sites for March 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Couple of  Winter Vegetables: 
Beets and turnips, certainly... but where are the carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes?

Well... we (at least those of us in the more blighted parts of the northern hemisphere) have made it through the first half of winter. We’re relieved to see that the days are getting longer, but we still crave the comfort of roasted foods—foods that warm both home and the heart.

Having completed the first, second and third drafts our new book (Après Escoffier: Sauces Reconsidered), it’s been submitted to Ken Albala, the food book series editor at Rowan and Littlefield. Which means—until the book comes back for final edits & corrections—there’s some breathing space to devote to a novel-in-progress.

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 (not, this time, from On the Table’s culinary quote collection) offers a bit of wintry commiseration. Feel free to sing along with Ezra Pound’s “Ancient Music”:

Winter is icummen in, 
Lhude sing Goddamm, 
Raineth drop and staineth slop, 
And how the wind doth ramm!   
         Sing: Goddamm
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, 
An ague hath my ham. 
Freezeth river, turneth liver,         
        Damn you, sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, ‘tis why I am, Goddamm,
           So, gainst the winter’s balm. 
Sing goddamm, damn, sing goddamm, 
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM. 
March, 2018

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---- the new sites ----

(Maywa Montenegro, at Gastronomica, reminds us of the biological value of genetic diversity for agriculture in a world challenged by climate change)

(how, and why, we should consider biting back)

(Natalie Jacewicz surveys the tables of the past for NPR’s The Salt)

(Annalee Newitz, in ars technica, on archaeobotanist Natalie Mueller’s search for native species of lost crops)

(Rachel Sugar, at Taste, purges some notions about Russian foods—many of which survived the Soviet Era)

(Dwight Furrow, thinking about how we think about food and wine, at Edible Arts)

(Tricia Cohen sails beyond Captains Jack and Jack Sparrow, at ThymeMachine)

(Jessica Leigh Hester, at Atlas Obscura, on efforts to use experimental archaeology to learn about the foods of the past)

(Bill Broadbent is doing his best to spread the gospel of entomophagy)

(Joe Pinsker surveys many of the essential books that reveal the essentials of cooking, for Atlantic)

(Simran Sethi, at The New Food Economy, looks at the history and science behind all sides of this contentious subject)

(Dwight Furrow shares the principles at Edible Arts)

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

---- yet another blog ----

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

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