Read Up On It – October 14th, 2011
Here are a few things that caught our eye at Passablethis week.
- – A story by the CBC on a CSA in Cape Breton
- The WSJ discusses a recent interest among food cognoscenti in old recipes. And when I say old, I mean hundred of years old.
- For the love of brisket… (Via The Atlantic)
Really Anne? Raspberry Cordial? That’s so provincial…
- A blog post about recreating foods from fiction. Raspberry Cordial anyone?
- Speaking of drinks, the NYT has an article on the popularity of vinegar in cocktails. “Not until recently have restlessly inventive bartenders fetched it up from the pantry, embracing it as “the other acid,” an alternative to same-old-same-old lemons and limes.”
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.”