Friday, June 7, 2013

From BlogHer: Food Bloggers & Best Food Writing

…not to be confused with Everybody Eats, which is more of a curation project and eclectic compendium. It all started with a few feeds in the reader, mostly related to local food sustainability, community gardens, and links to share to a friend's food page on Fb. She lost interest and canned the page. So there I was with all these food feeds and no place to send them...

A history and academic and blogger joked once about starting a food blog as emblematic of a blogger's descent ("I might as well start a food blog..."). Since he researches and writes about the history of food preservation, I wish he would. Why I do remains a mystery, even (perhaps especially) to me, surely not just because of the links with no place to go. What I do know is that it is both interesting and soothing, somehow very relaxing ~ a welcome break from the variety of self imposed duty blogging. 

So enjoy the real food bloggers of +BlogHer while I drag myself back to rummage sales, local weekendery, calendars, announcements, elearning, academic labor issues and adjunct stories

BlogHer's food bloggers are so talented. It was a privilege it was to work on this book.--The Ed.
Announcing BlogHer's First Food Anthology, ROOTS!
I'm just going to quote BlogHer Editor-in-Chief Stacy Morrison for a minute here: "ROOTS is a love story about food. It's an exploration of its rich interconnectedness with culture, memory, and discovery, penned by over forty authors and personalities from the culinary blogosphere."
Here's just a taste of what's inside: David Leite tell s of the epic battle of the Thanksgiving stuffings. Elizabeth Ranger says good-bye to a city that was her home, for a while, with a feast like no other. Casey Barber relates the peculiarly New Jersey joys of the pork roll (or is it Taylor ham?). 
And then there are the grandparents: Tori Avey pays tribute to the wandering spirit of her Grandma Lois with a lemony saffron couscous; Sean Timberlake's grandfather Carmine Battaglia loved whiskey, wine, and women and made a mean rabbit alla cacciatora; the best pancakes of Somer Canon's life were made with love in her grandmother's trailer. Donna Pierce introduces the book with words of wisdom from her own grandmother, delivered via an unusual fax.
It was a powerful experience for me to read these stories of food and family and identity; of memory and discovery via the kitchen. I hope it is for you, too. -- Julie

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