Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few decades, you already know that the whole discussion about food has been expanding exponentially. This is very exciting. And it is important to keep up on the various developments. But this can be confusing as well.
As a result of trying to keep myself at least a little bit current, I started to put together something then called "Food Notes." It was a way of sharing stories about food and culture and all of the dynamics of how we end up eating what we do. I sent it out to friends and colleagues who showed an interest. This is just an outgrowth of that.
Now for the caveats - they should really have been at the beginning of this missive. I do not, in any way, suggest that the selection of stories in each edition is representative of all that is going on in the area. And it does represent my own particular viewpoint, I'm sure. It is impossible to do otherwise. But I try to be fair.
That said, I hope that you enjoy the mix of stories. I hope that you find some inspiring and joyful, and others to be misguided and maddening. That would then be an accurate representation of the world in which we live.
The most recent edition is # 40, the "Pre-Hallowe'en" edition (sent out 21 October 2020). You can find it by clicking here.
Previous issues of Food Notes can be found, magically, by clicking here
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You know how it is - you have a pile of books here and there, in various stages of being completed. But sometimes, there is that one book that ends up on the coffee table - which symbolizes that not only are you trying to show off to your guests, but you're also really serious this time about finishing the sucker. Doggone it all!
Most months, we feature a book about food or agriculture and beyond that has been on our coffee table. And now that we've finished it, we're happy we read it. And we want to share it around. Click either the book above, or HERE, to read the review.