Weekend reading from the blogs and beyond
Here's an extra big and alphabetical-by-blog-name roundup of recent posts from the blogs I follow.
I don't know how easy this kind of post will be with the new blog publishing platform. We'll see, but definitely let me know if you enjoy these posts and I'll find a way.
There are some links that I've been sharing on Twitter but not here, but I realize not everyone can abide Twitter.
Center for Science in the Public Interest: CSPI likes Choose My Plate, the USDA's new healthy eating graphic, which is replacing the old food pyramid. But definitely see the Food Politics post below if you're interested in the topic.
Diner's Journal: I love the periodic What We're Reading post on the New York Times dining blog. (Once, they were reading me!) A recent round-up included this story on Pittsburgh's food-truck scene. Turns out food trucks there can't park within 500 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant AND the trucks have to move every 15 minutes!
Dining Dish: Dara always knows about things I don't know about, like the first Sunday cooking classes at Akbar and Amy Gjerde's 5@5 post on Eatrocracy about eating well gluten-free. Amy, of course, is the co-owner of Woodberry Kitchen.
Eater: An endless source of amusement. Eater generously rounds up the hot discussions on various national and regional dining discussion boards, like this Chowhound discussion on the funniest things a server has said to you.
Food Safety News: I haven't really been paying much attention to the E-coli breakout in Germany, for which the "prime suspects" appear to be vegetables. This post has advice for anyone worried about purchasing raw produce. UPDATE: Looks like it was sprouts.
Nations Restaurant News: I don't post often to this industry blog, but here's an interview with Arturo Paz, he executive chef of the new Bombora, which is shaping up to be the most ambitious restaurant to hit Ocean City in years. It's from the Phillips family.