Links #1: food history, thrifty eating and cookery contests

As I become more immersed in the blogosphere I thought I should start posting links to articles and websites that have caught my eye each week. Please forgive me if some or all of these links are blindingly obvious, if I’m honest, I’m not only new to keeping a food blog, I haven’t been reading them for very long either.

My no 1. find this week has to be The Skint Foodie, whose blog turned one-year-old on Monday. I love this blog because I used to live in Peckham and I can remember fondly many of the shops he talks about, particularly Persepolis, Khan’s on Rye Lane and Sophocles bakery on Camberwell Church Street. The Skint Foodie is sharply and honestly written, and full of shrewd advice about how to eat well on a budget. I have yet to try any of the recipes but I particularly like the sound of his roast tri-tip of beef, panzanella (stale bread salad) and fish fillets with petits pois, pancetta and thyme stew.

Thank you to The Food Travel Co (@FoodTravelCo) for linking to and liking my post about James Stevens Cox and ice cream. They thought, quite rightly, that I would be interested to read Ivan Day’s Food History Jottings blog. Day is a professional chef and confectioner and an independent social hoistorian of food culture. At first sight his blog is full of thoroughly researched, intriguing stories about such things as spiced jellies from Tudor times, and I can’t wait to get stuck in.

And lastly (for now), I was excited to hear that The Guardian are starting a new weekly food section focussing on home cooking. Each week they will be inviting readers to send in recipes on a given theme, and the published cooks will be entered into a contest to find the Guardian home cook of the year 2013. The first open call is for crumble recipes, which should be sent to recipes@guardian.co.uk along with the entrant’s name, address and phone number, by midday on Weds 16th Jan. I might just apply…

 

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About Chloe King

I'm a freelance writer, designer and webby type. I live with my husband and daughter in the south of England. I like to cook and can throw a good party.

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