Read Up On It For November 9th, 2012

I skipped last week’s Read Up On It, but believe me, there was lots to read last week on Passable. Like Melissa Buote’s great story/interview/0p-ed about the recent accusations of “sad sack”-ery in our midst. Read it. And then come back and check out the rest of the links in this edition of Read Up On It.

Someone brought me back some wasabi flavoured Kit Kats from Japan. They’re much better than you think

  • Quora, the intellectual’s Reddit, asked its readers: “If there were 10 commandments in cooking what would they be?” Some of the answers: “Taste everything. Repeatedly.” “Respect the knife (and other cutting tools).  The moment you don’t, you’ll be abruptly and unpleasantly reminded of the reason why you should.”
  • This one is for Melissa. Food Republic talks about that currently-unavailable-in-Nova-Scotia tipple, Fernet Branca. Apparently, they use 75% of the world’s supply of saffron. Jeebus.
  • I love this. Herbavoracious has a “bacon” made from mushrooms. I’d make this. And I love bacon from pigs.
  • And last but not least, Rene Redzepi from Noma has started posting some interesting videos on Vimeo. Including this one on how they make their own “pea-so”.

Pea-so from Rene Redzepi Noma on Vimeo.