When I first set out to do this curatorial piece, I arbitrarily chose Monday as the day I would publish. Here I am only a couple weeks in and I am already off schedule. Such is life. It’s been a busy week with lots of projects getting done. I’ve not had much time for cooking or writing, but I did spend a couple of nice days camping along a river in Montana. I spent some time there thinking about the “glory” of camping food. S’mores, somehow managed to work themselves to the top my list of foods eaten while camping. We made s’mores on Friday night which somehow were tastier than any I remember eating.
Four Courses of Reading:
Each week, we present four recipes we’ve enjoyed reading in the last week on other sites.
Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sadly, it can be the hardest to get inspired for. Often I find myself running out the door with a container of yogurt and a granola bar, or worse, nothing. This is the time of year when I enjoy breakfast most. There is a single factor to consider: berries. For that reason, this recipe for Baked Buckwheat Oatmeal with Blueberries & Almonds via The Kitchn earns a place in this weeks line up.
Lunch: I love lunches that are transportable — something I can just as easily eat at my desk or in a park. I also love the flavors in Korean food. So this week’s lunch pick is Gimgaru jumeokbap – Rice balls in seaweed flakes via maangchi.com
Dinner: The hardest part of preparing this list is picking just one dinner. I spend hours each week reading recipes online and most of them are for dinner entrées. This week, I’ve picked one that I find simple, interesting, worth cooking for a family dinner or for guests. It could be complimented in many ways with seasonal veggies, fresh greens in a salad or other seasonal & regional items. Garlic-Braised Chicken Legs with Potatoes via Food & Wine contributor Melissa Rubel Jacobson
Dessert: Here’s something fun and different — Argentinian Alfajores With Dulce De Leche via Flourishing Foodie
News & Food
Fortune Magazine did a fascinating article titled The war on big food which looks at the multibillion-dollar problem facing Big Food: the ever growing consumer distaste for artificial colors and flavors, pesticides, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMO’s.
The New York Times reports that the F.D.A. Sets 2018 Deadline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats and looks at what that will mean for food companies. It also points out a possible loop hole for foods that contain less that half a gram per serving.
Joshua Foer wrote a fascinating article for National Geographic about Breaking the communication barrier between dolphins and humans
Finally, from the Bona Fide Farm Food Journal reports that Rusty the Rooster, A Cock of Notable Size, Is No Longer. Rest well, Rusty and Boots the Hen, and all within earshot of the farm yard.
Some book ideas
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders
The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten