Sumptuous caviar and ugly fruit, brandy and chocolate and a whole lot more. It’s what’s for dinner in this edition of Read Up On It.
- First, something a little more bitter than sweet. Chocolate is becoming a scarcity for a multitude of reasons. The Atlantic looks into some of the possible solutions being offered out there.
- On the luxurious tip, check out this piece in The New York Times magazine about caviar: it’s not about where it came from anymore.
- Check out this great video piece from Munchies featuring Adam Leith Gollner talking about apples, specifically that crazy foodstuff known as the Grapple.
- Also on the subject of fruits and veggies, The Globe and Mail discuss the virtues of unperfect or unpretty – but perfectly edible and tasty – fruit in grocery stories.
- Speaking of grocers, the CBC reports on a group of grocery stores in Quebec who were caught re-packaging meat that was near its sell-by date.
- CBC Nova Scotia also reports that the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission is finding it hard to keep sales up with an aging population.
- From Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures, an interesting look at the importance of local foodways and traditions: Blackberries: Canadian Cuisine and Marginal Foods
- And last but not least, let’s talk turkey: Nova Scotia’s minister of agriculture meets with small meat producers. The Chronicle Herald reports on the exchange.