Peels, Stalks, Rinds, Butchery Diagrams and Good Things On Small Plates (or In Pockets)

For better or for worse ~
What's Cooking Uncle Sam: A Must-See Show at the National Archives

“The greatest service which can be rendered to any country,” he later wrote, “is to add a useful plant to its culture.”

When Thomas Jefferson visited Lombardy, Italy in 1787, exporting rice in the husk was illegal on pain of death ...
Read more: What's Cooking Uncle Sam: A Must-See Show at the National Archives;

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pine (

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations

Favorite summer ingredients
Peels, stalks, rinds, stems — if home cooks reconsidered what should go into the pot, and what into the trash, what would they find? ...
Read more: That’s Not Trash, That’s Dinner;

Food Fight!
Why was a small boîte in Copenhagen crowned the best restaurant in the world for the second year in a row? ...
Read more: Noma in Copenhagen vs. Chicago's Alinea: Food Fight!

Where food and design collide
Meat is only the beginning for an artist who joyfully reimagines the innards of artichokes, ice cream cones, and even ghosts ...
Read more: Alyson Thomas's Whimsical, Must-Love Butchery Diagrams;

Good things on small plates
Chef Micah Wexler is opening up the concept of Mediterranean cuisine with a smart and sophisticated menu ...
Read more: Mezze brings new flair to Mediterranean cuisine;

Insalata di trippa
It is difficult to feel indifferent about tripe: either you love it or you hate it. Consider, after all, that tripe is not one of the prettiest or ...
Read more: For those who love it;

Pantry notes
~ Basil comes from the Greek word basileus, meaning "king" since it is believed to have grown where St. Constantine and Helen founded the Holy Cross ...
Read more: Ingredient of the Week: Genovese Basil;

~ Field Trip: Our Ontario Garlic;

Gluten-Free notes
~ Why So Many People with Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease Should be Dairy-Free;

Healthy corner
~ 4 Retro Health Food Trends Making a Comeback;

Food for thought
~ A writer joins hordes of farmers and tourists for a once-every-three-years look at Joel Salatin's pioneering "grass-farming" operation ...
Read more: Inside Polyface Farm, Mecca of Sustainable Agriculture;

~ Report suggests ways to reduce food waste;

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