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*pause*

Alas, dear readers! I must leave you for the next fortnight or so because I

1. have 360 first year tests to mark (welcome to university lecturing in the developing world!),

2. must fill in about a gazillion job applications because postdocs don’t last forever (*sniff*),

3. need to finish revising an article before I bump into the journal’s editor at a conference,

4. have a seminar paper to write,

5. am moving. Hurrah! (BUT I HAVE SO MUCH TO PACK.)

Oh God. *weeps tears of anxiety*

But there’ll still be food links and some pseudery. And if you should pine for a spot of in-depth food contemplation, I point you in the direction of September’s Observer Food Monthly (and particularly this interview with Björk – I have a bit of thing about Björk – and Jay Rayner’s account of cooking with René Redzepi), and The Nation‘s special food edition. Frances Moore Lappé’s article on the food movement is an absolute must-read, as is this interview with Olivier de Schutter on the right to food.

I also leave you with this picture from Things Organised Neatly. I find this website wonderfully calming.

Wish me luck!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Katherine Twamleyq #

    Good luck!

    September 19, 2011
  2. Good luck with all that! I’m on the job market too, though fortunately neither teaching nor in the developing world (nor moving! It is much easier, I think, to get used to a poky & unsatisfactory dwelling than to muster the resolve to find another). And I agree, of course, re Things Org. Neatly.

    September 19, 2011
    • Thanks! That’s very kind – I was having a bit of a panic when I wrote that, and things are feeling a but calmer now. I agree COMPLETELY about moving. I hate moving. But my flat is so lovely that it’s not too bad.

      September 20, 2011

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