If you’re in a food rut:
Brain Pickings, Salvador Dali’s Rare, Erotic Vintage Cookbook
If you’re hungry for eye candy:
If you live in Philadelphia and love history as well as food:
If you live in or plan to visit New York and want to see a rad exhibit about Chinese-American food:
If you have trouble comprehending the scale of American food production:
Photographer George Steinmetz traveled the country visiting places where animals are raised by the thousands, where produce is grown on a grand scale, and where foodstuffs like bagged salad or steaks are broken down into packaged form. The Time calls these photos “dizzying” and I think that is exactly right–view this photo of a carrot facility at a larger size to make your spin.
If you’re woke and love podcasts:
The Sporkful Launches Podcast on Race, Coding and Food. All-star lineup, really interesting thoughts on restaurant semiotics. Podcasts as a medium for discourse don’t work for me, but I’ll be following along on Twitter.
If you need to be cheered up:
I pretty much followed Bon Appétit‘s Twitter feed because I saw the rest of Food Twitter was retweeting their pretty food pictures, which are narrated with unironic whimsy in a voice that is usually cheerful, sometimes vulnerable, occasionally very funny.
If you want some popcorn while you watch this horror show of an election:
Also from Bon Appétit:
The Iroquois are said to have believed that there is a soul living inside every kernel of popcorn, and maybe they were right and maybe there is a soul living inside absolutely everything, just waiting for the right amount of distress and friction to make it transform into something else.
¾ cups popcorn
A lug of olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Large pot with a lid