May Links We're Loving
Happy May! We've made it out of the dark times and the sunshine is making us all high on life. There's no theme this month, just a bunch of fun links that we've been following about food and food history. Some of these links are fascinating so we hope this gives you something to ponder while you're out and about.
- The Triangle Farm to Fork Picnic is back! Get your June 4th tickets here and support local farms and farmers while having a great time.
- Public radio show With Good Reason has a fascinating discussion on accessibility in the vintage kitchen. In the 1950s, Betty Crocker created a series of "talking records" to help blind homemakers become better and more confident cooks in the kitchen.
- Rest in peace Mimi Sheraton and Emily Meggett
- A case to be made for cooking at home.
- This Tweet from Omnivore Books makes my heart flutter. It features a letter from MFK Fisher to James Beard about his ambitious cookbook, American Cookery.
- I'm not the only one that has noticed a lot of cookbooks on display at restaurants and bakeries. I photograph them and share them on Instagram (follow me!)
- A collection of cookbooks written in the 1940s and 50s for young brides of the Indian disapora in the United Kingdom and United States. My favorite quote: Cookbooks play an essential role by teaching readers not just about dishes, but they provide a window into the socio-cultural environment of the time in which they were written. While recipe videos are useful, cookbooks are enriching.
- Why is the internet so obsessed with weird vintage recipes? I've asked that one a few times myself.
- Lastly, I've tried this cocktail and it's pretty spectacular. I'm going to seek out Little Jumbo the next time I'm in Asheville (which happens to be this month) under the guise of more research being necessary.
Thanks and have a great month!