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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

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Jeremy Cherfas

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Cuisine and Empire, by Rachel Laudan reviewed by @jonathanpkatz at Flavors of Diaspora

Don't disagree with anything he says, and had not myself fully appreciated that there could have been more on sub-Saharan Africa. No doubt someone is already working on that.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Gorging on the social internet | Jeremy Cherfas

Testing web mention plugin at Grav.

I really love this page, because I wrote it. But I am also out of my depth. Way out.

But I need some data to play with, that's for sure.

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The Rory Stewart (or his editors @LRB) should know better.

Rory Stewart reviews ‘Aleppo Observed’ by Maurits H. van den Boogert · LRB 16 February 2017

Behind a paywall, alas, but trust me, this is a cut-and-paste quotation:

And although van den Boogert is more disparaging of the Russells’ ichthyology – ‘based almost exclusively on what they were served at the consular table, and possibly what they observed in the stalls of the fish market’ – he cannot fail to be impressed by their catalogue of more than seven hundred Syrian plants, two of which, a sage and a milk-vetch, are now named the Phlomis Russeliana and the Astragalus Russell.

Which just goes to show. You can walk across Afghanistan, be UK Minister of State for International Development, wear your extensive learning as lightly as you please and still screw up scientific names.

Scientific names are strong proper names, which take no the.