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.
Here’s a fresh serving of Blogs with Bite:
HotSauceDaily.com — Brian Meagher’s blog is “a guide to all things hot and spicy – reviews, recipes, BBQ and more.”
Honey.com — Website of the National Honey Board, “a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight.” Consumer and honey industry information, recipes, research and more. NHB also has an online Honey Locator — search for honey produced from the nectar of specific flowers or in your area. Kosher honey? No problem.
Culinary Types — Engaging writing about food by T.W. Barritt.
Bricole — “An idiosyncratic and opinionated dictionary of Italian words related to food, with audio accompaniment” by Simona. The chronological entries are charming but there is an alphabetical index if you need one.
Heat Eat Review — Abi Jones reviews convenience foods for “ease of preparation, deliciousness, and bang for the buck.”
Global Crop Diversity Trust — Perhaps you have heard of the “doomsday vault” full of seeds in a remote part of Norway that will preserve food crop varieties in case of global disaster. These are the folks who run it. The seed bank and cryopreservation are not just tools for food security; they preserve living culture as well.
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements — Thanks to Congress, anything can be sold as a “dietary supplement” if the label states that health claims are not FDA tested. The FDA can only act after a supplement harms someone, and manufacturers do not have to prove effectiveness. FTC regulates false advertising but is no match for the $25 billion nutritional supplement industry. One federal agency does test effectiveness of this stuff: the Office of Dietary Supplements in the Office of Disease Prevention of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before you decide to trust an infomercial or a “health food” store clerk instead of consulting your doctor, look here first.
Men in Aprons — That’s right, bubba. Got a problem with that? Alright, then. Adam Byrd of Austin, Texas serves up hints about burgers, barbeque, chili, eggs, and all manner of manly grub.
Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America — IFANCA is “the leading Halal-food certification organization in North America,” helping Muslim consumers and savvy food producers determine food purity. This website answers many questions for the rest of us, chief among them “What is Halal?
The National Bison Association — NBA (not the sports group) is “a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts.” Their Bison Central website includes “Bison Cooking 101” and buffalo meat recipes. The North American Bison Cooperative has a nice buffalo BBQ recipe, and you can buy bison cookbooks from NBA. Got your own buffalo? Register that critter today! Canadian, eh? Contact the Canadian Bison Association.
Souvlaki For The Soul — Greek food blog by Peter Georgakopoulos of Sydney, Australia. Excellent photography, writing, and recipes. “Peter G” is also a contributor to the BloggerAid Cook Book (all profits go the School Meals project of the UN Food Programme).
Kakaw: Chocolate in Guatemalan Culture — Chocolate and Maya civilization, an online exhibition of the Museo Popol Vuh in Guatemala City. Click on the photos of artifacts at the foot of the introduction to navigate the site.
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