Munem Wasif | Larmes Salées

Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Photography

The Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif has a new book out which chronicles global warming and his country’s delicate ecosystem.

You can view more from this book here.

Larmes Salées © Munem Wasif, Agence VU

Larmes Salées © Munem Wasif, Agence VU

Larmes Salées © Munem Wasif, Agence VU

Larmes Salées © Munem Wasif, Agence VU


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Daniel Webster | Party Chowder

Posted: January 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, History, Photography, Quotes

Photograph by Anita Conti / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos

Photograph by Anita Conti / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos

Taken from Mark Kurlansky’s amazing book Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.

Party Chowder

Take a cod of ten pounds, well cleaned, leaving on the skin. Cut into pieces one and a half pounds thick, preserving the head whole. Take one and a half pounds of clear, fat salt pork, cut into thin slices. Do the same with twelve potatoes. Take the largest pot you have. Try out the pork first, then take out the pieces of pork, leaving in the drippings. Add to that three parts of water, a layer of fish, so as to cover the bottom of the pot; next a layer of potatoes, then two tablespoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of peepper, then the pork, another layer of fish, and the remainder of the potatoes.

Fill the pot with water to cover the ingredients. Put over a good fire. Let the chowder boil twenty-five minutes. When this is done have a quart of boiling milk ready, and ten hard crackers split and dipped in cold water. Add milk and crackers. Let the whole boil five minutes. Then chowder is then ready to be first-rate if you have followed the directions. An onion may be aded if you like the flavor.

This chowder is suitable for a large fishing party.

- Daniel Webster, from The New England Yankee Cookbook, edited by Imogene Wolcott, 1939

Photo courtesy Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador

Photo courtesy Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador


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