Urban Farm Stands, Fava Leaves, and the Right Way to Sting
|I want to see this at the corner of 27th and Church.|
2. SFoodie's 92-dish countdown rolls along, with fava greens, mussels steamed with harissa, and cumin lamb. In other words, a marginally balanced diet.
3. One thing I thought about after linking to two great pieces about food writerly excesses: Noreen Malone's takedown of self-congratulatory El Bulli stories is perhaps the corrective to the British tendency to wield hyperbole like a scourge. When you skillfully line up the evidence, as she does, a tart phrase or two can have the impact of a barrage of testicular insults.
4. Jesse Hirsch continues to profile SFoodie contributors. This week, we meet the woman behind the exclamation marks: our vegan correspondent, Laura Hooper Beck.
5. Lastly, it's hard to see Off the Grid's launch of a pop-up food truck -- that's right, a truck budding street-food vendors can rent by the day -- as anything but meta. I suppose the next step would be to rent out a Twitter feed to promote a newbie food vendor's one-time appearances. SFoodie promises to charge competitive rates.