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.
  • Think you love beer, that oft-hoppy beast? The Wall Street Journal introduces its long lost and hopless cousin, gruit.