Read Up On It for April 11th, 2014
Read Up On It is back with stories about everything from kosher food to abalone. This is Read Up On It!
- George Washington apparently loved his hooch. Hooch in the form of peach brandy, a booze which is being made once again, and bearing his name. (Via Modern Farmer)
- Speaking of all things boozy, ever hear of Malort? This bracing liqueur is a big deal in Chicago, and someone has crafted a love letter to it in the form of a documentary. (via Vimeo)
- The Guardian’s food critic, Jay Rayner, extoles the virtues of trashy and dirty foods: burnt toast, cheap spareribs and more.
- Esquire examines how we, the food loving public, have created a monster in the kitchen with our adoration of those who run the line. Egotarian cuisine, anyone?
- Although this story appeared a few weeks ago, it’s worth revisiting: A profile of the women divers of abalaone in Japan. (Via Slate)
- Summer is coming and that means icy, sweet slurpees and slushies. Here’s the history of the frozen treat. (via Priceonomics)
- Manischewitz, makers of matzo and all sorts of kosher foods, has been sold. (via LA Times)
- And last but certainly not least, check out this episode of You Gotta Eat Here, featuring Halifax’s own Morris East.