by Sonja Holverson
Discovering Swiss grocery stores was eye-opening, at least to my American eyes. On the surface, the supermarkets look very similar, but once you delve in, it’s another whole ‘nother world.
It’s difficult to believe that people are starving in this country because food isn’t available.–Ronald Reagan, 1986
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. A Republican two-term President, he was a former Hollywood actor and 33rd Governor of the State of California. Throughout his political life his chief aim was to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance on government.
These photos are by SandeeA, author of the column Food Play, and who runs a site called here. SandeeA is never lacking ideas when it comes to playful, fun recipes. Click here to find the recipe for this Mega Kit-Kat. It would be a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen!
Ladurée Brings Its Macarons to New York, The New York Times
Sesame crusted chilli and mint fish cakes with melon salsa, New Zealand Herald
China arrests 2,000 over illegal food additives, Irish Times
Dan Lepard’s nectarine strudel recipe, The Guardian
Making a brew, South American style, Irish Times
Wolfgang Puck picks London for his first venture in Europe: The US celebrity chef is scarcely known in Britain – and that’s good, he says, The Independent
The return of the fixed-price menu, San Francisco Chronicle
The palate’s Prozac, Brisbane Times
The Antibacterial of Coriander Oil, Journal of Medical Microbiology
How to make blackberry wine and whisky (to help us forget it’s the last day of ‘summer’), The Guardian
A Beef With New Age Vegetarians, Zester Daily
In a Pickle: Pickled Red Tomatoes, Serious Eats
Freezer Tomato Sauce, Leite’s Culinaria
Sautéed Pork Medallions with a Ginger-Infused Balsamic Reduction, Feast on the Cheap
How to Stay a Foodie Family on Food Stamps, Civil Eats
Sourdough Biscuits, Mother Earth News
Eating Sustainable for $5 a Meal (podcast by Josh Viertel), Edible Communities
Don’t like bothering with food safety rules? Sue the FDA!, Food Politics
Stumped in the produce section? No fail tips for picking perfect summer veggies, Eating Well
Lingonberry Dark Chocolate Buns, What’s for Lunch Honey
Chutney Surkh-e-Murch: Red Pepper Chutney in the Afghan Manner, The Spice Spoon
Ganesh Chathurti Recipes, I Love India
Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Dulce de Leche & Brown Sugar-Cumin Roasted Pecans, Eggbeater
Feuilles de brick – la recette en vidéo, Christophe Certain
Los Pedroches: por la ruta del jamón ibérico, A Table
Baked Trout With Arugula and Blueberries, Washington Post
Here’s Eating Lunch With You, Kid, New York Times
Cheers! It’s a real ale renaissance: Despite pub closures and a dwindling lager market, record number of microbreweries are opening, The Guardian
10 Best English Cheeses, The Independent
The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.–Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel, (1900-1983) Spanish filmmaker, who along with Salvador Dali, made a 16-minute short film, “The Andalusian Dog,” that was enthusiastically received by the French Surrealist movement. He met Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca in university, and their work continued to influence his own throughout his life. Click here to watch the film.
These photos are by SandeeA, author of the column Food Play, who runs a site called La Receta de la Felicidad. SandeeA is never lacking ideas when it comes to playful, fun recipes. Click here to find the recipe for making vanilla and Oreo ice cream (in Spanish and in English). It would be a great recipe for getting your kids in the kitchen!
Wheat can only be packed away in the granary after being threshed, which is necessary to separate it from the chaff. And so it is that my soul cannot enter into Paradise without the martyr’s palm leaf, from which the butchers so violently ripped my body.–Jacques de Voragine, bishop of Genoa, when speaking of the martyrdom of St. Agatha
Le froment ne peut être serré au grenier qu’après avoir été fortement battu pour être séparé de sa balle ; de même mon âme ne peut entrer au paradis avec la palme du martyre que mon corps n’ait été déchiré avec violence par les bourreaux.–Jacues de Voragine, évêque de Gênes, en parlant du martyre de sainte Agathe
He who eats alone chokes alone.–Arab proverb, unknown author