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…

Reading Material: 07.03.15

Some of the best of what I’ve read this week: And on the Memory of Your Tastebuds, They are All Umami – Allie Marini – Short fictional stories where a bag of limes is too much commitment for a man, and one is advised to never run out of potato chips. 10 Kitchen Tools & Gadgets…

Guacamole, Hold the Peas

Leave it to the New York Times to over complicate an already perfect dish. Ripe avocados, lime juice, tomato, onion, some form of spicy pepper, salt. A carefully calibrated balance of texture, barely there sweetness, tartness, heat and salt. Simple, balanced, satisfying. Until you add peas… Wait, peas? No. No to the New York Times, Melissa…