A few of my favorite finds and reads for July:
~ “If we lived in 1913″ is a series broadcast daily (in French) on France Inter radio, in which historian Antoine Prost talks about daily life in France one hundred years ago. I was particularly interested in this one: “If we lived in 1913, we would eat mostly bread.”
~ Finally all is revealed, and I am tickled to know that long-time fellow blogger Josh Friedland was behind Ruth Bourdain all this time.
~ Fun to play with: 60 Years of French First Names.
~ Who could resist buying these honey squares?
~ An incredible edible Rubik’s Cube by Cédric Grolet, the new pastry chef at Le Meurice.
~ New online addiction: The Geoguessr.
~ Want to know the truth behind the friendly-faced producers displayed on French supermarket products (in French)?
~ The BBC’s Food Programme, one of my favorite food podcasts (see full list here), had this fascinating episode on tree-to-bar chocolatier Mott Green (who died tragically a few weeks ago).
~ In the mood for some ice cream?
~ Depressing: a new EU regulation bans the sale of heritage seeds.
~ How French chefs are glamorizing tofu (in French).
~ Fool Magazine asks chefs and food writers, Who’s the world’s most underrated chef?
~ 35 beautiful recipe book designs.