Reading Material 12.04.15

Food related writing and news from the last two weeks. Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking, The New Yorker. Examining the ‘existential crisis’ and ‘flavor memory’ shown by well known Asian chefs. Pits Show Peaches Were in China Before Humans, Futurity. There’s little evidence of the domestication of peaches. Two and a half million year…

Long Straight Roads to Nowhere

Drive out of Phoenix and keep driving. Drive past the saguaros, past the mountain curves, the empty high plateau dessert leading to the ponderosa forests of Flagstaff. Drive the long way from Arizona to New York. Drive to Monument Valley, deep in the Navajo Nation, a land mass of 27,413 square miles, yet serviced only…