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.
The latest serving of Blogs with Bite:
Food Dude — Bachelor dietary insights by Will Greenberg, on video. Must-see TV, especially for young singles and public health officials.
Kitchen Tantra — Sensual food photos and savory recipes by Malar Gandhi of Oxford, MS. Well-written instructions for dishes from many Indian cuisines.
Man and Mollusk — Shellfish in a nutshell; a comprehensive website by Avril Bourquin. Spell it “mollusc” or “mollusk” — both are correct. An educational resource for adults, kids, and teachers; extensive link directory; handy Edible Molluscs Database. There are a few recipes; supplement them with a dozen more from the 2009 Romancing The Clam event and the DMOZ Directory of 61 Fish and Seafood Recipe collections.
All About Chocolate — Interactive web exhibition by Chicago’s Field Museum.
Essential Kitchen Gear from Archie McPhee— World’s Largest Champagne Glass, Spring-Loaded Spoon, Telescoping Fork, and more. Don’t neglect the Bacon, Meat & Sushi and Candy & Gum categories. Summer is almost here, so stock up on Tiki Bar staples (fishermen will want Chum Bucket Mints). No kitchen should be without Inflatable Toast, Yodeling Pickles, or Rubber Chickens.
Ezra Pound Cake – “The food blog, recipe collection and kitchen confessional of Rebecca Crump” of Nashville. Attractive, well-written blog with a handy recipe index. Baking and desserts are well represented.
I Drink Beer — A Flickr photo pool. “This group is for people who like to drink beer” and shoot pictures of it — and bottles, cans, taps, kegs, steins, signs, mugs, and glasses. 2,139 images and 217 members as of this writing. For a mind-bending brewski blow-out binge, explore all Flickr photos tagged “beer,” starting here.
Legumes of the World — “Database of plants in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae),” peas, beans, soya, lentils, chickpeas and more. The 8,000 species are classified into about 650 genera; plants are divided into three subfamilies according to the nature of their flowers. If you don’t know beans about legumes, read this first. These 220 legumes are most often used directly for food and drink, these 400 for medicine. Look up common names and scientific names or search directly. You can find images of many tropical varieties by scientific name here, in the W3Tropicos database. Cool beans!
Food In Jars— Just can it! Canning, pickling, preserving and baking. A blog from Philadelphia.
Diner Hotline— Larry Cultrera has pursued the American Diner since 1980. A member of the Society for Commercial Archeology, he has photographed 807 diners, primarily in New England, the Middle Atlantic states, and Ohio. (See upcoming Blogs With Bite for more roadside researchers).
Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy— Fun food blog with yummy photos by Susan Filson of Sarasota.
The Physiology of Taste,or Transcendental Gastronomy — Classic work by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 — 1826). English translation of the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson. Online courtesy of Australia’s University of Adelaide Library.
Taste of Beirut — California blogger Joumana shares her Lebanese grandmother’s dishes as well as elegant recipes from Beirut, the Paris of the middle East.
Gonzo Gastronomy— Is blogger Katie Pizzuto the secret love child of Hunter Thompson and Julia Child? No. But if the thought of that union whets your appetite, read Gonzo Gastronomy.
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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