Kindly readers! I leave you for the briefest of sabbaticals over the next fortnight. It is the end of term and I am so tired that I added orange juice to my coffee this morning and took a good thirty seconds to work out why it tasted so odd.
So I am going to the seaside to regain both my sleep pattern and my sanity. I shall return with posts on the cult of authenticity, modernism, and what baked goods have to do with Afrikaner nationalism.
Here is a dancing pony:
This video comes courtesy of my friend Ester.
And here are some links to keep you going while I’m away:
What 2,000 calories look like.
A new culprit in China’s tainted milk saga.
What horsemeat and fish tell us about Europe.
Conflict over food at Guantanamo.
Horsemeat in…chicken nuggets.
In the US, the meat industry consumes four-fifths of antibiotics.
The truth about ‘organic‘.
The dangerous Lenape potato.
Kraft macaroni cheese is really very bad for you.
The language of food politics.
Digging up the buried beer at Hotel Timbuktu.
This is ridiculous: more than $1,500 for coq au vin.
The world is drink cheap, nasty coffee.
On Elizabeth David.
The new fashion for kale.
Five of the best bakeries in London.
Modernising Brazilian cuisine.
Cake decorating made easy.
Why are French people drinking less wine?
A history of the measuring spoon.
A tea bag invented for use on airplanes.
Mexico City‘s wholesale market.
An all-cheese toasted cheese.
The moose cleanse.
Fuchsia Dunlop on papery dried shrimp.
South African whisky – surprisingly good.
See you soon xx