On Sunday, Edible Arts turned four years old. 802 posts, 83911 page views, 556 comments, and still growing, with a book due to be published in January.
My first post lamented the fact that philosophers have long ignored food and wine as a worthy topic of conversation. That is increasingly less true since every year some excellent work on taste finds its way to publication. I think we’re making progress.
In that post, I mentioned in passing that I had never tasted pressed sow’s ear. That is no longer true. Last week at Husk in Charleston I enjoyed Sean Brock’s Glazed Pig’s Ear Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Marinated Cucumber, Red Onion, and Sea Island Benne. That is progress as well! Could pig testicles be in my future?
I spent the rest of Edible Arts’ birthday hunkered down in a campground waiting out the deluge (15 inches of rain in 2 days) that descended on Charleston this weekend. The rest of Charleston’s fine food culture will have to wait until I pass through here again, for New Orleans beckons.
A profound thank you to all my readers.