We all know there needs to be more science in garden writing.
Harold McGee, the author of the amazing On Food and Cooking: The Science and
Lore of the Kitchen, is the man who brought science to food writing.
That is reason enough to read him. But he is also a superbly entertaining writer. Check out his piece today in The NY Times about cilantro, where you will not only learn that Julia Child hated cilantro and arugula (!) but why.
The Julia Child hagiography has got to stop. She was another superb writer…but her ideas about food had zero to do with freshness and the garden. I’ll take Alice Waters over her for inspiration any day.