Saturday 16 February 2019

The Gastronomic Digest #3


I completely forgot to write the third edition of my Gastronomic Digest this week for publication yesterday.  I knew it would be a tough commitment when I decided to start it but sure, it's still ok to post it on a Saturday morning.
To be honest, the blog is my favourite way of procrastinating as I'm supposed to be writing my thesis at the moment, so here is what I found interesting this week:

Shots of food cultures around the world (Worldwide)

I enjoyed this collection of pictures of different food cultures from around the world by National Geographic. From a bread-seller in a Peruvian market, to a group of men barbecuing in Mongolia, this gallery is a stunning visual insight into some lesser-known food cultures.

Taste education: can you be a sommelier of anything? (U.S)

I'm considering doing the WSET after my masters but I'm still undecided. I found this 'The Sommeliers of Everything' article in the Washington Post quite interesting. Jason Wilson writes about taste education and how easy it now is in some cases to get a 'certification' in certain food and drinks. The word 'sommelier' isn't restricted to the wine world anymore and you can become a sommelier in tea, olive oil or even honey; if you really want to.

Read the full article here.


The best bacon sandwiches in London (U.K)

This is probably the article that made me salivate the most this week. Even though you should always take lists and 'best of' articles with a pinch of salt I generally find this kind of lists from Eater quite good. They picked their favourite bacon sandwiches in London and have a great map that will make any bacon addict book a flight to London ASAP.

See the full article here. 

Prehistoric Food Globalisation

Now something a little geeky... If you think food globalisation is a modern phenomenon, have a look at this map that 'shows how grains took over the world'. It shows the chronology and routes of cereal crops from certain pockets to the world to others between 7,000 and 3,500 years ago. 

Read the full study here.

Chef's Table Season 6: watch the trailer (Worldwide)

I've already mentioned the new season of Chef's Table before the trailer was out. So here it is now, we just have to wait for a few more days before we can binge on the most delectable Netflix show!

That's it for this week, thanks for reading!