Read Up On It – For December 16th, 2011

This week’s edition of Read Up On It covers food from various points of view including scientific, historical, personal and ethical.

  • Gizmodo, known for talking about all things geek-chic, recently published a great story about how we perceive taste, what makes a steak taste good and why some of us hate cilantro.
  • Slate seems to be putting out some recent food writing lately, including this lovely ode to that slowly-becoming archaic thing, the recipe card.
  • I’m a big fan of David Lebovitz, so I was happy to see his recent foray into making videos. Here’s a little trip he makes to a french open air market and the meal he prepares from his daily provisions.