The World of Food

Julia Maish

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For most of us, there is a giant disconnect between us and the food we eat, and we, and the environment, are not better for it.

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“There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

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“A dish of mushrooms changed the destiny of Europe.”

--French philosopher Voltaire, on the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, rumored to have died after eating poisonous mushrooms

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Julia Maish

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“Garlic. A faithful friend for almost any type of seasoning. Use with discretion.”
― James Beard

“Misuse of garlic is a crime. Old garlic, burnt garlic, garlic cut too long ago and garlic that has been tragically smashed through one of those abominations, the garlic press, are all disgusting. Please treat your garlic with respect. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic.” 
― Anthony Bourdain

April is National Garlic Month, a fitting tribute to one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants, and one with a great many uses, both practical and fanciful. Where did this bulbous, odoriferous herb come from, and how did it become so ubiquitous?

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Julia Maish

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There has seldom been a more versatile, filling, relatively inexpensive, and universally popular culinary staple.

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