We are taking a long weekend to celebrate the US Memorial Day Holiday and will return with a new post on Tuesday (yes, a Mental Health Awareness Mondays post on a Tuesday, but such is the calendar in May). Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, which around here means it’s time to start to barbecue. A semantic lesson for those unaware:

  • Grilling: Cooking over direct heat, usually “fast and hot”
  • Barbecuing: Cooking over indirect heat, usually “slow and low”

With that in mind, I’ll leave it to Wendy Rene and the inimitable Southern Culture on the Skids to explain the essentials of summer menu planning. For the record, I’m partial to sauce from Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, and the Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding recipe. See you next week.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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