The Carnival of Genealogy #16 edition is up and it is all about food. I was particularly drawn to Denise Olson's description of her Dad's Clam Chowder, neither the New England staple of my childhood nor the tomato-based variant popular in Manhattan, but a Minorcan clam chowder featuring Datil peppers and enjoyed in the vicinity of St. Augustine, Florida since before the American Revolution. Also featured are my great grandmother's reminiscences of her Aunt Bec's Pigeon Pie and other marvelous meals from Chester Valley, PA, although sadly her recipe for scrapple is not among our family papers.
The venerable Tangled Bank #71st edition appears at The Voltage Gate, and it weaves a history of science to link the various posts it features: Check out the institution of slavery among ant species and the de-gentrification of the British Museum in 1759. Also appearing is my post on the legendary Bradford Washburn, who among his many lifelong accomplishments founded and headed the Boston Museum of Science and who died last week at 96.
Viva la Evolution! And pass the pie.