In the complex, ecological perspectives that have begun to refashion the way humans situate themselves in the world, the human is displaced from the center. (Displaced is perhaps the wrong word, given that he was only ever central in his own mind.) Human activities–cooking, writing–are not hierarchical but lateral and interconnected. If we are what we eat, then perhaps what we eat becomes what we write.
Last year my goal was to do a podcast a week. I didn’t quite make it, but I got close enough to feel good about it. So I’m going to set a new goal. I’m going to do a post on an article or book chapter every day, Monday through Friday. Starting today. Ideally, I will have read these and be able to talk about them if you bump into me in person. But at the very least, I’m going to provide a citation, a representative blockquote, and a list of other readings, watchings, and doings referenced by the article or chapter.
The fact that Texas Monthly has hired BBQSnob Daniel Vaughn is not that surprising. It seems like a great fit. He knows his stuff, he’s a good writer, and he’s paid his dues as a blogger for years. What is interesting to me is that The New York Times is reporting on the hire. I mean, yeah, a print publication hiring anyone is news these days, but what does this kind of story suggest? Does TNYT report on all regional magazine hires? Or is there something about Texas Monthly hiring a BBQ critic that makes it newsworthy?
East Side King at THITW. Everybody must go! Photo by Will Burdette. Episode 141: “Must Go” Hey, No Satiation Nation, it’s must go night. When I was growing up, must go was leftover night when everything in the fridge must go. So all the ingredients and dishes in the fridge got remixed into new dishes, [...]
The last Bananananananarchy of the season. Photo by Anastasia Drabicky. Episode 138: “The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (And Why Bloggers Need This Sort of Thing)” Ok, hi no satiation listeners. Can you hear my fridge running? Probably not, but I can. I’m downstairs in the kitchen because I got home late from the Austin Food [...]
Hey, I heard a rumor that Bananarchy, the frozen banana stand in S Austin is closing up the food trailer until March. I was there tonight picking up a banana dipped in chocolate and rolled in Reece’s Pieces and another one dipped in peanut butter and rolled in Oreos. I got there on the last day before they shut her down for the winter. Yum.
Will making ginger syrup. Photo Courtesy of Anastasia Drabicky. Listen to podcast episode 134: “Hooray Ginger Beer!” So the 34th episode seems like as good a time as any to reflect on this little thing we called No Satiation. When I started this, less than a year ago, I was a grad student on a [...]