My family and I spent the last week on vacation at Alabama's Gulf Coast, our usual summer spot when we can get away. This explains the lack of posts this week. But the blog kicks back up next week with plenty of content - videos, reviews and recipes - in an attempt to keep building this whole Eating About Writing thing (which I'm glad to report has been steadily growing its web traffic). I've been reading Paul Greenberg's "American Catch," the newest Southern Foodways Alliance zine, "Gravy," and "Modern Traveler's Green Zine," a cool travel guide to Philadelphia produced by my friend/colleague Nicole Taylor. Expect more on these soon.
While I've been busy relaxing, here's what was published in the old Athens Banner-Herald, none of it very food related:
- The International Rescue Committee plans to open an office in Athens, resettling up to 150 refugees here in the next year, mostly from Myanmar and the Congo.
- Athens attorney Dustin Kirby is pressuring Athens-Clarke County law enforcement to stop honoring detainment requests from federal immigration officers, something known as ICE holds. Cities around the country have stopped holding undocumented immigrants they arrest once they would normally be released, believing such detainment to be unconstitutional following some appellate court action.
- And, in lighter news, the University of Georgia houses a large collection of really old clothes. They've been taking digital photos of each garment as they plan to move the collection into a fancy climate-controlled vault pretty far underground.
See y'all on Monday.