It’s been a couple weeks since the last Read Up On It, but it’s back with stories about berry treasure, butch peppers and bastardly words.
Chiles in Port Of Spain, Trinidad
- Meat Monger/Farmer (and former Passable Podcast subject) Chris deWaal was recently asked to write an op-ed for the site Rustik on what he calls “the real cost of food.” Check it out.
- A great read in the NYT about a woman in Portland who teaches people all about butchery: from slaughter to quartering to learning about cuts, and most of all, the value of the life taken.
- A writer at Slate writes about his experience with the scorpion pepper, the most current “hottest pepper in the world.” Why, oh why, do people do this to themselves…
- Although I tend not to post press releases, this one was worth noting. A group in British Columbia claims to have harvested black truffles in the Fraser Valley.
- I know I’m guilty of this one: the misuse of the word “unctuous”, as decried by the Huffington Post.
- Although you wouldn’t think of The Smithsonian’s website as a great place for food writing, in this case you would be wrong. The story of Kolaches and the wonders of Tex-Czech cuisine.