(May 1-8, 1945) involved 2,268 sorties flown by the USAAF to drop food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland.
is an interesting story about a little-known bombing mission, unlike any other, that occurred near the end of the war in Europe from April 29 until May 8, 1945.
It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound
, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them.
Successful writers on Chowhound
and eGullet (a popular bulletin board for food discussions) have gone on to create compelling food and restaurant blogs.
NEW YORK -- High-ranking chowhound
Joey ''Jaws'' Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
The next day, American B-17s joined the humanitarian effort under the name Operation CHOWHOUND
. The arrival of American aircraft doubled the amount of daily food drops reaching the population of the occupied Netherlands.
Friends regularly share their meals on Facebook, and critical, aesthetic, appreciative or derisive engagement with food on blogs, websites like Chowhound
and Grubstreet, or social media sites such as Yelp make up a daily deluge of virtual meals in words, images and 'likes'.
Pandelli, the blue-tiled beauty housed in the famous Spice Bazr is a chowhound
's best bet after an afternoon of jostling in the stalls.
spent producing information--writing a blog, writing reviews on a food site such as Chowhound
.com, or adding to the message boards on Lost.com...." (37) The amount of time that web users spend on these sites eclipses the time that they spend on personal email accounts.
This particular flag also represents sacrifice, as it marks the site where an American B-17 Flying Fortress, known as the Chowhound
, crashed after being hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire Aug.
In fact, Joan Nathan, Jewish culinary history maven, claims that "there are probably as many different stuffed cabbage recipes as there are towns in Central and East Europe." Stop by Chowhound
, the popular online food discussion board, and you'll discover dozens of stories submitted by individuals from all over the world about their family recipes.
Some Web sites offer recommendations from guidebook writers, critics and other experts, while others -- like TripAdvisor.com, Yelp and Chowhound
-- offer feedback from individuals about their personal experiences.
Comments from frustrated consumers on Chowhound
boards included: "This is awful"; "The only choice was no choice at all"; and "Lack of choice sucks." A local newspaper covering the deli dust-up quoted a Harris Teeter spokeswoman as saying that making the change was a "difficult decision," despite the fact that customers enjoyed Dietz & Watson products, which she called "outstanding.""It was a decision, frankly, that they never should have had to make," said Eni.
In researching this piece, I created a thread on my favorite discussion board, Chowhound
.com, titled "Calling All Bloggers: Why Do You Do It?" (2) One respondent, EatingLA's journalist-by-day author, explains simply that she "had recently started inviting friends to eat at Chinese restaurants and wanted a way to remember what we ate," adding by e-mail that "it's been really interesting to start this blog with no real plan in mind and have it turn into a fairly established community resource." Community resource, note, not news source--a difference one of her early posts reveals in all its comic nonchalance: "I was glad Thi arrived just in time to insist we get the winter melon with crab roe.
I am a chowhound
and cook, so there was honestly little in the article that I didn't already know, but it was a very well written, concise and comprehensive feature article -just what I look to Science News for.