Nibbles: Mpingo, Chickpea, Oak, Amaranth

  • At last, sustainable clarinets!
  • Hummus war gets serious. All that seratonin not helping?
  • “Hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men.” Simon Schama on Quercus robur. Note to BBC: learn how to write species names.
  • Pop quiz: Some 20,000 tons of this seed were delivered by Aztec farmers in annual tribute to their emperor, Montezuma. Now big in the US, according to NYTimes piece. From 1984.

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