Saturday, June 13, 2009

Two media recommendations

As a native Texan, I'm loving July's Saveur magazine (special collector's edition) that I bought in the airport last week. Of course I would. It's the Texas issue, and it's much, much more than barbecue (a.k.a. BBQ) and TexMex. The only factoid in the whole 112 page publication that I would take issue with is they say soaking dried pinto beans is totally unnecessary. True that, if the beans are from the last season. And that's a big IF, unless you dried them yourself, or you know that your vendor has good turnover of his stock. But for most of us living outside of Texas or Latino communities, it's best to soak them overnight to ensure that you won't end up with a bowl of pebbly beans.

The other piece of media that I'd like to throw your way is Elaine Corn's public radio story on an Asian fish market in Sacramento. As she advises, turn up your speakers (or earphones, if you're at work).

No comments:

Post a Comment