Monthly Archives: July 2011

National Geographic on food variety

Having just harvested this year’s crop of potatoes and eagerly awaiting our slow-growing beetroot and ripening tomatoes, I was particularly interested in this graph published by National Geographic.  It shows how, in America, people have come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables and thousands of heirloom varieties have disappeared (approximately 93 percent […]

A foodie’s library

#1 Fire & Knives We’ve often mentioned cookbooks and blogs that we love on but here’s a delicious little magazine that deserves your utmost attention: Fire & Knives Food Quarterly.  It’s a beautiful publication I’ve only just recently discovered and I’m pretty excited about it.  This ‘new writing for food lovers’ is totally different […]