A look at some tasty internet reads that we've been devouring ...
The Southern Foodways Alliance targets Alabama for their latest oral history series on the Southern BBQ Trail. Among the storied barbecue joints featured are Archibald's Bar-B-Q (Northport), Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q (Decatur), Bob Sykes BarB-Q (Bessemer), Chuck's Bar-B-Q (Auburn), Demetri's BBQ (Homewood) and more.
NPR and Mark Bittman demystify saffron, that shmancy, stringy red spice that often intimidates home cooks. Bittman provides some unfussy, simple uses for it.
John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger of the New York Times make the case for doing away with marinades altogether when it comes to meats on the grill. A well-reasoned argument, but carnivorous home grillers may not take kindly to drastic changes.
10 foods that could kill or hospitalize you from The Mirror. If you've ever been tempted to eat a bicycle, you've probably got bigger issues than your hospital bill.
Max Falkowitz, a New York native, sings the praises of the Chicago-style hot dog, citing glorious purveyors of the tubesteak such as Gene & Jude's and Hot Doug's. Hopefully he will not be pelted with fruit (or worse) on his next trip to Gray's Papaya.