Read Up On It – April 27th, 2012
- Although we tend to stay only with weekly news, this post from last week by Hilary Beaumont over at Open File tells the story of a Halifax speakeasy deserves to be touted.
- Also on OpenFile and in a moment of sheer vanity, I’d like to post a link to a story that I wrote about restaurant criticism and anonymity, including quotes from Passable’s own Melissa B.
- The New York Times had a great little sidebar piece on why you should peel your peas (kind of like how we posted last week about chick peas for hummus) and a story about the growing movement in academia towards food studies.
- And for all of you who wondered what the differences between creole and cajun cuisine are, well, the Huffington Post has it all figured out.
- Attention all hop growers? Did you know you may be sitting on a gastronomic goldmine? According to the Smithsonian Magazine, they are, or rather their shoots are, the priciest veggie around.
- It was announced all over the interwebs this week that they finally figured out what causes ice cream headaches. I wonder if that applies to me when I drink slushies and my eye teeth freeze up and hurt. (Via Gizmodo)
- Treehugger had a neat little post on why carrots are orange. Blame the Dutch!
- Over at Grub Street, news about David Chang’s upcoming Toronto Momofuku outpost. I foresee a trip, very soon.
- And finally, over at The Atlantic, a story about how animal fats were replaced by vegetable oils. Blame Corporate America.