Read Up On It for February 22nd, 2013
Is high fat passé in Montreal? Why is snack food so effing addictive? What the heck are crosnes? And why am I so gassy? Oh yeah, the sunchokes I ate.
Excuse me while I post up some stories for this week’s edition of Read Up On It.
Foie Gras Poutine from Au Pied de Cochon
- The Globe and Mail’s Adam Leith Gollner talks about how Montreal, land of foie gras poutine and platter-sized portions, is changing slowly but surely, so that collective waistlines don’t bulge too much.
- An amazing and lengthy article in The New York Times about how certain foods are addictive. Now I want cheezies.
- A magazine in Italy blasts the current Natural Wine movement. The movement, blasts back. (via Dobianchi.com)
- I’ve seen recipes for it, and heard it mentioned on cooking shows. But no one really ever explains what a crosne is. But Hank Shaw does. Thanks Hank.
- The other day I was at a sushi restaurant where a server talked about butterfish, or escolar. They never mentioned the fact that eating too much of it causes anal leakage. Ew. (via The Kitchn)
- And I can attest to this being true. Jersualem artichokes, a.k.a. sunchokes, a.k.a. girasoles, a.k.a topinambours, are tasty, and can cause “a foul wind on the body”, or so says 17th century gardener John Goodyer. Bon Appetit looks into the why, the maybe, and the tastiness of this tuber.