Back to a list, for a change, because this time around I really don’t have much to add.
- Marseille’s Migrant Cuisine had my mouth watering from the get go. I’ve never been and now, more than ever, I want to.
- Kiki Aranita operates Poi Dog, a food truck and restaurant dedicated to the “local food of Hawaii”. So when she came upon The Gourmet’s Encyclopedia of Chinese-Hawaiian Cooking she had to try some of the recipes. That makes for a great story, Get Kitsch Quick. What does Rachel Laudan thinks of it?
- It’s dog eat dog in the world of restaurant booking apps. Eater Chicago blew the whistle on how an employee of one app made hundreds of bookings through a rival booking app, resulting in no-shows that cost restaurants dearly. Best of all is the note at the bottom of the article: “Disclaimer: OpenTable is an Eater advertiser and uses Eater content on its website and app.” I wonder how long that’ll last?
- Popular Science has the scoop on pigeon meat. Squab is yet another food that has made the tricky transition from revered to reviled and back again.
- Small birds, big chicken: Poultry farms are not small independent businesses according to the Small Business Administration in the US, which loaned them $1.8 billion between 2012 and 2016, three quarters of all SBA loans. So what are they? “Affiliates” of Big Chicken.
- The Great Norwegian Porridge Debate. Go ahead, add flour at the end, science got it wrong. I confess, I had no idea there had been a Great Norwegian Porridge Debate.