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Food Sites forJuly 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

“What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?” Lin Yutang

This issue marks the beginning of our twentieth year of publishing these updates. Time flies when... who are we kidding? Time just flies.

The Rambling Epicure has published our article, “The History of Roquefort French Dressing,” just in time for salad season.

You can, if you wish, follow us on Facebook (where, among other things, we post a LOT of photographs), and Twitter. Still more of our online scribbles can be found at A Quiet Little Table in the Corner.

Some patriotic reflections for the Fourth of July, from On the Table’s culinary quote collection):

A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die. Mark Twain
After a few months acquaintance with European coffee ones mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.  Mark Twain
July, 2019

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— the new sites —

(Chris Shott’s praise for Frank Meyer, discoverer of a famous lemon; at Taste)

(five cookbooks, from the 1940s and 50s, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library’s digital collection)

(Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel, in The Washington Post, on how conditions have not improved in the cocoa industry)

(Canadian database; Part II—“Settler Colonialism and Recipes in the Early Modern Maritimes” here)

(Laura Shapiro, in The Atlantic, on how we became a society of insatiable snackers)

(a useful tool from Gode Cookery)

(Bernice Chan explains in The South China Morning Post; spoiler alert: it was a political decision, in the 1930s)

(Amanda Mull on the history of American breakfast choices, in The Atlantic)

(Josh Jones looks at Twain’s nostalgic longing for the foods of home, for Open Culture)

(Kirsten Weir on neurogastronomy, for the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology)

(Clay Risen, in The New York Times, on brewing up some medieval sorcery in Minnesota)

(Caitlin Kearney’s article from The Smithsonian)

(O brave new world that has such meats in it; Meg Wilcox explains at Civil Eats)

(Caitlin Kearney’s article from The Smithsonian)

(Emma Grahn and Caitlin Kearney explore another decade for The Smithsonian)

(India Mandelkern, at Munchies, on a process that doesn’t at all resemble the drama of a TV restaurant make-over)

(recent archaeological work at West Cotton in Northamptonshire; posted at

(Joshua Specht, author of Red Meat Republic, on the historical intersection of class and gender at the butcher’s counter)

— inspirational (or otherwise useful or amusing) sites for writers/bloggers —

— changed URL —

— that’s 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 for our books:

The Resource Guide for Food Writers
(newsletters like this merely update the contents of the book; what doesn’t appear here is already in the book)

The Herbalist in the Kitchen

The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food And Drink Industries

Human Cuisine

Herbs: A Global History

Sausage: A Global History

Can It! The Perils and Pleasures of Preserving Foods

Sauces Reconsidered: Aprés Escoffier

Terms of Vegery

How to Serve Man:
On Cannibalism, Sex, Sacrifice, & the Nature of Eating

Here endeth the sales pitch(es)...

...for the moment, anyway.


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Copyright ©2019 by Gary Allen.


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