Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and sites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here.
Today’s serving of Blogs with Bite:
Kalofagas.ca— “Greek Food and Beyond,” from Toronto. Recipes, food, more.”Kalofagas” is Greek for “gourmet.”
MR Bloch Salt Archive — Everything there is to know about sodium chloride (NaCl), common salt, table salt, halite. Archaeology, history, geology, production, physiology, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, religion, economics, etymology, monomania.
Beer-a-Day — Daily beer feature of the Hop Talk blog.
Photograzing — Food photos from Serious Eats to stimulate the appetite.
Bacon Unwrapped — Salty, slick, and smokin’ blog by Heather Lauer, whose bacon book will be out soon. For some crisp images, add a rasher of It’s All About the Bacon, a highly-visual appreciation of a certain cured pork product.
International Year of the Potato —2008 was the Year of the spud, as observed by FAO. Recipes, agriculture, facts, publications, more. Good preparation for November’s 15th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) in Peru.
Food Navigator USA— Alimentary Industry ingredient information and news. Yeasts, sweeteners, food fibers, flavors. “Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development – North America.” There is an equally gut-wrenching EU site.
Restaurant-ing through history — Jan Whitaker’s incomparable documentation of 19th and 20th century American eateries. Essays, recipes, prices, books.
Cocinando a la Mexicana— Anita Lachief’s Spanish-language Mexican cooking site; “recipes from my mother.” Recipes, ingredients, cooking tips. Easy enough for browsing by English speakers, who can use “Google Translate” to clarify fine points (Vista users can right-click, select “Page information” and then “Translate page into English,” too).
Literary Menus — English, French, Greek, and Latin menus from literature, compiled by Andrew Dalby.
SPAM® Recipes — The official SPAM® recipe search engine seems a bit awkward; we prefer recipe access through the site of the parent company, Hormel Foods (sample search here) even though Hormel seems to have slaughtered, butchered and canned Austin’s beloved Spamarama.
Famine Foods Database —Plants not normally considered as crops but consumed in times of famine. Compiled by Robert L. Freedman. Search function, Latin name list, bibliography and notes.
Deep Fried Junk Food— As they say in Dixie, “If it ain’t fried, it ain’t food.” 131 pages of deep-fried recipes from FindJunkFood.com, including Elvis’ favorites and yours: Deep-Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Corn on the Cob, Three Musketeers Fried Pies, Deep-Fried Cheesecake, Fried Custard, Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Baby Ruth Turnovers, Fried Candy Bars, Deep Fried BBQ Ribs, Deep-Fried Peaches, Deep Fried Watermelon.
Image: “Take-Out in the Dining Room, after Paul Signac,” by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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