Highlights from the blog and beyond:
1. You have two days left in WhiskyWeek, another excuse to get drunk in the name of furthering your culinary education. Lou Bustamante offers a primer on whiskey/whisky (getting the spelling right is one of the basic skills) so you don't look the fool while tasting single-malts. Then he profiles the big tasting gala, which is tonight, and provides info on a free Laphroaig event tomorrow.
2. The peaches are almost gone, and the peppers and eggplant are beginning to fade away from the farmers' markets. The summer squash crop, by contrast, might be more appropriately titled the “endless summer” crop. Sean Timberlake offers a dozen links to recipes for preserving the bounty.