Thursday, May 02, 2013

VeggieDag Thursday: Quick Links for May

VeggieDag Thursday
VeggieDag is an occasional Thursday post on an animal-free diet and its issues.

Quick links:
  • Deborah Madison's new "Vegetable Literacy" is "must-have if interested in plant-based cooking," says Joe Yonan of Washington Post.

  • It's not only fat and cholesterol in red meat that clog arteries. Researchers finger carnitine.

  • How the food industry manipulates taste. Michael Moss, author of "Salt Sugar Fat," interviewed on National Public Radio.

  • Why use egg in aioli, when mustard & garlic can emulsify? Recipes via Vegans Eat Pencil Shavings.

    Veggie Bibimbap (02)
  • Traveling to Indonesia to observe the fermentation of tempeh. Via National Public Radio.

  • "The icing is coming off America’s cupcake craze." Via Notions Capital.

  • What's the common ingredient between tabbouleh, bouquet garni, persillade, gremolata? Parsley! Via Washington Post.

  • Recipe for Honey Roasted Radishes: "ridiculously delicious!" Via Dan Clapson of Dan's Good Side.

    1st asparagus of the season
  • "It's Spargel Season!" (That's asparagus, when in Austria.) Via Austrian Wine USA. Tips for grilling asparagus. Via Washington Post.

  • Bees, 'fish' peppers, urban farming, & the African-American agricultural heritage. A discussion with culinary historian Michael Twitty, and founder and farm manager of Five Seeds Farm and Apiary in Baltimore, Maryland, Denzel Mitchell. Via the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

  • Mushroom Stout Pie With Potato Biscuits. Via Post Punk Kitchen. Braised Cabbage & Kale Colcannon. Via YFGF.

    Assiette de lègumes
  • Why do humans cook their food? Via YFGF.

  • The anti-Alzheimer, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Via Huffington Post. [And, by the way, it's tur mer rick NOT tumor ick!]

  • The Food Editor of the Washington Post's Food Section 'comes out' as a vegetarian.

    I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light label
  • Burkey Belser, the man who designed the FDA's nutrition facts label. Via Metro Connection on WAMU Radio.

  • Recipe for no-yeast Black Pepper Beer Bread. Prepare in one hour. Via POP Sugar Food.

  • R.I.P. Mick 'The Pirate' Kipp, creator of Whiskey Island Hot Sauces & Condiments. Via YFGF.

  • Why the name VeggieDag? Here.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs and homecooks welcomed! Here.

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