Read Up On It For October 19th, 2012
This week’s edition of Read Up On It brings together such disparate items as Micheal Pollan, Reddit, Burmese street food and why truffle oil is so beyond over that it’s ovah!
- First, a video.
I recently had the chance to interview cookbook author Naomi Duguid for Passable. Duguid is currently promoting her book, “Burma: Rivers Of Flavour”. She also was recently featured in the New York Times. In the above video, she instructs a gentlemen from Roads & Kingdoms on how to eat street food in Burma.
- Speaking of videos, former NYT food critic Sam Sifton recently hosted a video for Bon Appetit where he shows us how to deep fry a turkey. Apparently shoes are very important. And industrial-grade children’s coat hangers.
- Many food and wine lovers have heard of the expression “terroir”, which denotes the flavour or character of a place present in its food and drink products. But what about the ocean? The Washington Examiner looks into the idea that oysters could be a perfect representation of the character of the ocean, or”merroir”.
- I love sweet potatoes. I think these farmers featured on CBC will have a strong customer in me and many others with their sweet potatoes.
- Reddit, the so-called “front page of the internet”, has collided with the food universe. Michael Pollan hosts an AMA.
- Think you love beer, that oft-hoppy beast? The Wall Street Journal introduces its long lost and hopless cousin, gruit.
- The L.A. Times posts a blog about the top 5 things that need to stop being served in restos. Number One? Truffle Oil. And I agree.
- And last but not least, a series of international culinary vignettes that appeared in the NYT’s Food & Drink Issue. Chicken kneecaps, cornish pasties and the wonders of szechuan cookery, all 23 flavours of it.