Last week we discussed food blogs at the Berkman Thursday blog meeting. I learned some great new ones as shared favorites. My post of June 21 on food blogs mentioned some of them. Here are some of the highlights of the new ones. Thanks to Lynn Baer for mentioning most of them.
Cooking for Engineers by Michael Chu – This was the favorite. It provides clear diagrams that only an engineer could conceive. Here is a great post on Clam Chowder, New England Style. It contains numerous illustrations and the trademark diagram at the bottom.
Food Blog Central has an electric collection of posts on foods from several sources. Here is an excerpt from a long one on good vs. bad food that came from Tasty Design, another food blog – “God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled offthe healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald's and its $ .99 double cheeseburger. Then said, "You want fries with that?" And Man replied, "Yes! And super-size them!" And Satan said, "It is good." And Man went into cardiac arrest. God sighed and created quadruple-bypass surgery. Then Satan created HMOs.”
The Food Section publishes “all the news that fit to eat.” I learned about the Belgium style brewery, Ommegang in upstate New York. I think that Belgium produces some of best, and most complex, beer around. It was nice find a local source and their web site provides a comprehensive overview of Belgium beer.
Le hamburger et le croissant is written in French by a French ex-pat living in the US to communicate about American food to those she left behind in France.
Parke Wilde also shared his blog, U. S. Food Policy which cover food policy and economics from a public interest perspective. Parke teaches at Tufts and he takes a public health view. Parke has a nice list of food blogs, including many of the ones we discussed.
Bruce Cole produces sautewednesday, a very comprehensive food blog with great pictures. There is a great fantasy Iron Chef match between Thomas Keller of the French Laundry restaurant (Yountville, CA) versus Heston Blumenthal of the Fat Duck Restaurant (Bray, UK). There are also comprehensive lists of food blogs and links to famous chefs.