Read Up On It For August 17th, 2012
This week’s collection of links contains curd words, sexually explciit (or implicit) oysters and a whole lot more. It’s Read Up On It for August 17th, 2012.
- To celebrate the 100th birthday of one of America’s biggest chefs and food lovers, Google made a doodle celebrating Julia Child. The Guardian looks into it.
- This week’s edition of The Coast features two Passable contributors. Andy Murdoch writes a cover story about how high brow chic meets low brow food in restos in Halifax, and I wrote about a walking and tasting tour of the city’s south end.
- I’m a big fan of Daniel Klein’s work with The Perennial Plate. His videos on food in America are some of the best examples of online food storytelling I’ve ever seen. He’s been interviewed here on Passable, and his videos often turn up in this space. Well, now he’s on to a new project: travelling the world. Lucky shit.
- Speaking of Passable coverboys, Matt Armendariz – who I had the chance to hang out with on his recent trip to Halifax – is publishing a new book. This time it’s about food photography for bloggers. I know a few people who need this book (myself included, ahem). Well, Bon Appetit decided to write about it, and about him.
- The CBC looks into a new campaign looking to promote oysters has some fun words. Salty kisses anyone? Personally, I’m surprised there aren’t any pearl necklace jokes.
- Also from the CBC, certain american shoppers are getting miffed at all the Canadians who are shopping at their Costco, eliciting the creation of a Facebook group wanting “american only hours”
- Yes, there is a magazine dedicated to cheese culture. And yes, they have a glossary of terms you should know if you’re gonna talk cheese. Forget wine terms like “bouquet”, think hâloir.
- This summer’s heat has caused a lot of problems with farmers’ crops, but some people are looking at the silver lining in the lack of rainclouds: certain types of fruits and vegetables are producing incredibly tasty results. (Via Globe And Mail)
- As nasty as these things sound, I kinda wanna make them. The Lunch Blog looks into how to make “30 Rock”‘s Cheesy Blasters.