A shrill and sensationalist article in Eater a couple of weeks ago took tech-bro bread bakers to task for taking over artisan bread. It’s had quite enough fanfare and spirited criticism already, so I’m not even going to bother linking. Instead, I’ve got …
- An unusual threat to an iconic breadstuff: The death of the Montreal bagel?. Note that question mark. It generally presages the answer “No”. To which, in this case, I’d maybe add, “not yet”.
- Speaking of bagels … 9 Inconvenient Truths About Jewish Food (That Nobody Wants To Talk About) has some choice conversation starters if you do want to talk.
- Biscuits in Britain and biscuits in America share one fundamental characteristic: they need low-protein flour. Which, apparently, bakers outside the American South can’t find for love or money.
- Those tech bros muscling in on hearth and home? They’re doing turkeys too, and doing it all wrong.
- Fish are in no better shape. Not for this New Zealander, nor in the European Union. (By the way, if that Economist article is not available to you, I apologise. It is becoming fiendishly difficult to know what I can share with ease and what will require you to do some jumping through hoops.)
- Which is why I jumped through the hoops for you on this one. I saved Wired magazine’s article on The Government’s Role in the Rise of Lab-Grown Meat to the Internet Archive, so it ought to be there for anyone to read, for a long time. Which reminds me, it is about time I made another donation to support the Internet Archive.