Read Up On It – August 31st, 2012

This week’s Read Up On It includes debates on how swedish the Swedish Chef is (he’s not), more about Quebecers tipping in Vermont (they’re not) and how tasty maritime cheeses pair with beer (they do).

Avocado Meatza, from Bon Appetit, 1976

  • The Atlantic and Slate look into an unlikely culinary figure: The Swedish Chef. Apparently, he doesn’t sound anything like a Swede. Norwegian, maybe. Maybe.
  • The Atlantic also posted some of the most brutal images of the recent U.S. drought. Warning: depressing as fuck.
  • Speaking of salty bits, the L.A. Times looks into koji, the mold used in making sake, soy and miso.