Google Blog: Discover the people behind Japanese gastronomy

Google Blog: Discover the people behind Japanese gastronomy. “In partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Google Arts & Culture is launching a new project about the incredible people behind the uniqueness of Japanese cuisine. You can check out their stories through 48 new exhibitions and more than a thousand unique images and videos.”

Google Blog: Japanese food and flavors come to Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: Japanese food and flavors come to Google Arts & Culture. “The Japanese word ‘meshiagare’ means ‘enjoy your meal.’ And don’t we all enjoy our food more when we know its story? ‘Meshiagare! Flavors of Japan’ is a new online exhibition designed to help us do just that. Presented by Google Arts & Culture and 20 partners, including the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it brings together thousands of photos and videos exploring the people, places and traditions that make Japanese cuisine so special.”

Google Blog: Get a taste of Spanish culinary history on Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: Get a taste of Spanish culinary history on Google Arts & Culture. “A dish tastes better when you know its history. In that spirit, Google Arts & Culture has worked with the Royal Academy of Gastronomy in Spain to present ‘Spain: an Open Kitchen.’ It’s the most comprehensive online exhibition on Spanish cuisine to date and the first time Google Arts & Culture has focused on a standalone retrospect about a country’s culinary culture.”

Miami. com: An underground homemade food market is thriving in Miami — thanks to social media

Miami. com: An underground homemade food market is thriving in Miami — thanks to social media. “The underground business of homemade cooking is thriving in Miami — and it’s thanks to the social media gray market. Craigslist, OfferUp, Letgo and Facebook Marketplace are just a few of the local sites and apps where South Floridians can get their fixes of regional specialties, be it Guatemalan espumillas or Italian tiramisu.”

In Development: Digital Archive of 10,000 Chinese Restaurant Menus

In development a digital archive of Chinese restaurant menus. “Perhaps motivated by the popularity of Chinese takeout for U of T students — shout-out to New Ho King — UTSC recently acquired 10,000 antique Chinese restaurant menus. Purchased from collector Harley Spiller for $40,000, the collection was recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2005 as being the world’s largest.” U of T stands for University of Toronto. This article is from the school’s newspaper, The Varsity.