Eating and Reading in March

I must admit, there’s a lot of things that I have never considered might be related to accessibility for people with disabilities and even more things that likely actually had nothing to with accessibility but end up being accessible. While several things over the last few months have made me think about possibilities, a conversation about pre-peeled oranges that occurred on twitter and beyond really opened my eyes the most. Many thanks to my friend Kelly who linked to some of this first.

I think it’s because as I write this I am also planning to make bread (yeast bread) and I haven’t had breakfast yet, but this recipe for beery caramelized onions (and beer bread) is speaking to me. The plan was just to make bread and yogurt (trying a new recipe from Hands on Home), but maybe I need caramelized onions too.

Ramen is a favorite soup around here, but I’d never thought to mix it with the chile flavors or my youth. Luckily, I know Daniel Núñez and he thinks up such delightful ideas. (I think being hungry is making this “food links” post a lot more tasty and less brain-food than average. I’m ok with this.)

That said, let’s go back to brain-food links for a moment. Did you know any of the following things: 1) That herring roe, when properly cured, is a delicacy in Japan? 2) “Only commercial fishermen with boats and gillnets may sell herring,” at least in San Francisco? and 3) Herring bones can be fried for a snack1??? I didn’t know any of these things, until I read about herring in NPR’s “The Salt” blog. I’d try it. Pickled herring, on the other hand, I did know existed and I have extreme hesitation about trying. Have any of you had it? Is it any good?

A preserved and segmented herring in a silvery bowl.

What happened when Flint, MI moved its farmers market? It was used by more people for “general groceries”. This is “particularly marked…among residents who said they had difficulty accessing food.” Accessibility matters in a lot of ways, folks.

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1 I actually wrote this part of the post on Thursday, so having read this then meant that when I unexpectedly had a chance to eat Russian food (including herring) meant I was willing to try herring jerky, including the bones. It was salty and sharp.

2 thoughts on “Eating and Reading in March

  1. I stunt ate pickled herring at a Swedish pancake place in Door County that’s pretty famous as a kid, but I don’t know that I really tasted it so much as swallowed it as quickly as possible. It’s still not terribly appealing to me and I’m much more into seafood now…but I’d try it. For some reason, a lot of pickled stuff turns me off instantly, even though I’ve been pleasantly surprised by it before. I did make marinated soft boiled eggs for ramen the other day. They were strongly alcoholish which sorta put me off to them, but meh. I did discover that soft boiled eggs are sublime though (if you’re a runny egg sort, which I very much am)

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