I think I have a new favorite foodie blog (well, more like ale and lager blog, but let’s not split hairs):
Read, for instance, this fascinating post on the spurious history behind the “traditional” ploughman’s lunch served in pubs the world over. I feel seriously vindicated now, as I never liked the pissant little bits of lettuce and cheese and pickle that comprised a ploughman’s lunch anyway, and always wondered how that rabbit food could be considered substantial or hearty enough for a field laborer to eat for lunch.
Also awesome: Fraudulent Ale Questions, where the author debunks various myths about beer, including some myths that I’ve never even heard of, such as:
Medieval ale-conners wore leather breeches and tested ale by pouring some on a wooden bench and then sitting in it and seeing if they stuck to the bench.
Apparently quite false. Who knew?
And, of course, there’s a short but sweet section on the underappreciated art of beer and food pairing.
The beer snob in me has found a new home, folks!