Category Archives: Food Writing

Ad Infinitum

Stanley Tucci Preface The Tucci Cookbook My family spends hours deciding what to make for a certain meal and days preparing it, and while the food is being eaten, discusses not only its merits and its faults, but what it … Continue reading

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Sweet Portmanteaux

Winnie the Pooh “Well,” said Owl, “the customary procedure in such cases is as follows.” “What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?” said Pooh. “For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.” Winnie L’ourson — Ma … Continue reading

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National Temperaments

Waverley Root The Food of Italy “What is the basic difference between French and Italian cooking?” Enrico Galozzi, the noted Italian gastronomic expert, echoed my question. “French cooking is formalized, technical and scientific. Order Béarnaise sauce in 200 different French … Continue reading

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Crumbs of Metadata

A habit I picked up from my parents: recycling paper by cutting up sheets with printing or writing on one side but blank on the other. The tearing up is meditative and bonus it creates a stack of slips great … Continue reading

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The Ephemeral and the Gustatory

Mireille Guiliano French Women Don’t Get Fat “Il faut des rites” The French enjoy eating out in a special way, knowing that what they savor today may never again appear on the menu. They treat every meal as something special, … Continue reading

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Diplomacy and Gastronomy

John Ota The Kitchen: A journey through history in search of the perfect design The dishes from his kitchen more than simply entertained his guests. Jefferson believed that bringing opponents together over food and wine allowed them to better understand … Continue reading

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Enak: Quiet and Full Attention

“Introduction: the islands, the spirit, the flavours” Quietness when eating is something I’ve noticed across Indonesia. Even when eating together, conversation often pauses so you can focus on the food. On days without ceremony, members of a family will help … Continue reading

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Food & Writing

Classic Koffmann Pierre Koffmann From the cover there is no secret. it is all about working hard, using few but the right ingredients and enjoying food. oh, and you need a bit of luck! For “food” read “writing”. In addition … Continue reading

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GAIA – Italian Style

Tracking down the acronym GAIA after seeing a BBC short on Sardinian longevity. Explained by Dr. Raffaele Sestu at 41 seconds in … and floating by fast. (for more https://www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/elixir-of-life?vpid=p08blgc4) And a print source: Da anni Gianni Pes, studioso di … Continue reading

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Eat Me Drink Me

Michael Pollan Food Rules # 36 < that piece after the hashtag is a strawberry Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk. So this might mean — don’t eat milk with your cereal (eat a little … Continue reading

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