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Food and Kitchen Links

25 Feb

From the NY Times: Seeds Straight from Your Fridge—Can you construct a crop borne of the pantry instead of the usual seed catalog?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/garden/24seed.html?ref=garden

Two great videos about mushroom hunting, featuring Leather Storrs of fantastic Portland restaurant and wine bar Noble Rot:

http://food.traveloregon.com/wanderfeast/mushrooms-week/

http://blog.traveloregon.com/2010/10/28/grants-getaways-mushroom-hunting/

Burkhard Bilger talks about fermented food and bacteria, inspired by his article in the November 22nd food issue of the New Yorker.  Interviewer Blake Eskin’s great soundbite, “I have a friend who always says that the two signs of senility in men are comparison shopping and pickling.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/2010/11/22/101122on_audio_bilger

Jill Santopietro (currently the food editor of CHOW.com) was a recipe tester for The NY Times Magazine, and she did all her cooking and testing in her 11.5 square foot kitchen.  The NYT used to do a fantastic cooking series with her called “Tiny Kitchen,” or, alternately, “Kitchen 4B.”  I absolutely loved this series, but always had a difficult time finding all of the videos in one place on the NYT video site.  I recently discovered that Santopietro has complied all her Tiny Kitchen/Kitchen 4B videos on her own site, so now you can find and watch them with great ease (Tiny Kitchen/Kitchen 4B links can be found at the bottom of the page).

http://jillsantopietro.com/kitchen4b.html

Finally, this Wikipedia entry on the history of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s secret recipe is a real hoot.  The recipe is handwritten in pencil on a piece of notebook paper that sits in a secure, computerized vault, guarded by motion detectors and security cameras.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFC#The_secret_recipe

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