Thursday, June 26, 2014

#VeggieDag Thursday: Quick links for June 2014

VeggieDag Thursday
VeggieDag Thursday is an occasional Thursday post
on issues of an animal-free diet, ecology, and the environment.


Quick links for June 2014

  • 25 June 2014:
    McCormick, the maker of Maryland's iconic Old Bay seasoning, mulls move out of Maryland.
    —Via Washington Post.

  • 24 June 2014:
    When the state of North Carolina predicted that the ocean would be 39 inches higher by the end of the century, swamping much of the Outer Banks, residents convinced legislators to change the forecast.
    —Via Washington Post.

  • 15 June 2014:
    Scientists have discovered evidence discovered of vast reservoirs of water —containing three times the volume of the Earth's oceans— in the mantle, 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.
    —Via Science.

  • 11 June 2014:
    For the first time ever, researchers, in Canada, have discovered antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a food product — raw squid.
    —Via Washington Post.

  • 5 June 2014:
    Massive volcanic explosions in Western Australia 500 million years ago may have caused the Cambrian extinction, killing off 50 percent of the world’s species.
    —Via Geology.

  • 22 May 2014:
    "The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze."
    —Via The New Yorker.

  • 22 May 2014:
    Seventeen years after Deborah Madison published her classic "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone," the chef and author has released the 2nd edition, entitling it, "The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone." What's different in the book —and for vegetarian cooking and cuisine— between then and now?
    —Interviewed by Joe Yonan of Washington Post.

  • 12 May 2014:
    The history and traditions of Pennsylvania 'Dutch' cooking.
    —Via Washington, D.C.-area homebrewer Tim Artz —and 'amateur' chef (in Washington Post Food).

  • 25 April 2014:
    Made of soy and pea protein, flours, fiber, and amaranth and other flavorings, vegetarian faux chicken Beyond Meat fools panelists on Today Show.
    "Most of our fans grew up eating/enjoying animal meat, but due to ethical (or health) reasons, animal meat is not an option."
    —Tweet via @BeyondMeat.
    —Review of product via Slate.



  • Canning sweet-and-sour onion-pickles.
    —Via Mrs. Wheelbarrow (at Washington Post Food). Kathy Barrow's blog (and book): here.

  • It's sweet corn season!
    —Grilling, via YFGF.
    —Corn risotto, via Food 52.

  • Two recipes for toum, Lebanese-style garlic spread.
    —Via Choosy Beggars.
    —Via Washington Post Food.

  • Making 'Bavarian'-style baked pretzels requires ... lye.
    —Via Smitten Kitchen.

  • How to make gluten-free seitan with flours of teff, buckwheat, sweet rice, and lentil.
    —Via Happy Herbivore.

  • Whole-wheat Indian flatbreads.
    —Via Food Wanderings.

  • "A green bean salad to remember Paris by." Haricots verts, artichokes, hazelnuts.
    —Via Joe Yonan (Food Editor, Washington Post).

  • Pennsylvania Dutch pepper & cabbage slaw
    —Via Tim Artz (in Washington Post Food).

  • Why the name VeggieDag Thursday? Here.
  • Read all the posts: here. Follow on Twitter with hashtag: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs, writers, and home-cooks welcomed! Contact me here.

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