Read Up On It – October 14th, 2011

Here are a few things that caught our eye at Passablethis week.

  • The WSJ discusses a recent interest among food cognoscenti in old recipes. And when I say old, I mean hundred of years old.

Really Anne? Raspberry Cordial? That’s so provincial…

Also from the NYT, Sam Sifton’s final revue in his role as food critic: a four star revue of Thomas Keller’s Per Se. An excerpt from the review: ” The menu has a set price of $295 a person, excluding wine. Nine or more courses are prepared, along with canapés to start and mignardises to finish. A conversation with a sommelier can easily double the cost of the buy-in. Dinner for two can scratch at $1,000 — or about the same as the median weekly household income in New York State.”