Link pot pie

Like everyone who reads widely on the Internet, I sometimes collect lists of interesting articles that don’t necessarily warrant a complete post, but are worth passing along, like the random assortment of meats and vegetables you find in your fridge that end up in a pot pie. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading lately, all mixed up together and capped off with a flaky crust.

Everybody’s talking about Modernist Cuisine. (Not to mention talking about talking about Modernist Cuisine.)

Montreal Gazette restaurant critic Lesley Chesterman tweets about an intriguing Craigslist job ad, seeking service staff for an Old Montreal restaurant “Modeled after NOMA, the best restaurant in the world located in Copenhagen.” Bandwagon-jumping, or just a sign of the times?

I’ve had American friends comment in the past on how weak Canadian highballs are. Looks like they just got weaker.

Animals aren’t the only living beings we humans kill to sustain ourselves, and even though plants can’t run away, they have developed some pretty elaborate defences in their efforts to stay alive. So why is it wrong to kill one but not the other? (Personally, I don’t think it’s wrong to kill either, though I do think meat that’s raised and slaughtered humanely is the best approach.)

Linda at Playing with Fire and Water once again shows why I think hers is one of the most inspiring blogs I read, by making her own miso.

I’ve been spending my evenings lately reading the memoir by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, Life, on the Line. As Francis Lam and Carol Blymire discuss, it’s a remarkably inspiring book, and deserves a place in everyone’s library, not just foodies.

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