Skip to content

Posts from the ‘links’ Category

Food Links, 10.09.2014

  • The fast food workers’ strike in the US. They were not paid to strike. But will these strikes actually work?
  • Russians respond to the ban on western food.
  • The rich are eating better, the poor are eating worse.
  • Synbio.
  • Sugar and fat are not addictive.
  • In Boston, food trucks are safer than restaurants.
  • Why fast food is more expensive this year.
  • Organic farming won’t save the world.
  • Raw sugar is no healthier than refined sugar.
  • Alain Ducasse (almost) abandons meat.
  • Urban agriculture in Cleveland.
  • Rumours of shortages of kale, chia seeds, amaranth, and quinoa.
  • A brief history of the pumpkin spice latte.
  • Americans are eating more butter.
  • The barn revival.
  • Roald Dahl on food.
  • In praise of Yotam Ottolenghi and Diana Henry.
  • ‘They proudly revel in the relentless, boorish stuffing of faces, unchecked public intoxication, and wasteful excess.’
  • A history of picnics through photography.
  • Vegan cheesecake.
  • The evolution of caffeine.
  • Patat Oorlog.
  • The language of tea. (Thanks, mum!)
  • A market in Da Lat, Vietnam.
  • Insect snacks in Massachusetts.
  • How to divide cake batter evenly between pans.
  • Where to eat in Gujarat.
  • The science of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Breakfast in Istanbul.
  • Jennifer Lopez’s birthday cake.
  • Buttered coffee.
  • Why restaurants discontinue dishes.
  • Eating rat.
  • How to clean a wooden rolling pin.
  • Things that contain no calories.
  • Eating across Texas.
  • Raspberry and quince jelly teacake.
  • South Indian cool drinks.
  • Making maple syrup.
  • Death threats at a whiskey distillery in Texas.
  • Monster soup.
  • Coasters.
  • Salt beef sandwiches.
  • The end of cereal?
  • A recipe comic.
  • Chicken, bacon, and bean stew.
  • Minimalist cocktail posters.
  • Unpaid graft.

Food Links, 20.08.2014

  • How to feed an extra three billion people.
  • Hunger’s disproportionate impact on women.
  • ‘California’s drought is now the worst since at least 1895.’
  • An eviction from a wine farm leaves a family homeless.
  • Eat more meat to save the world. Don’t eat more meat to save the world.
  • A quarter of US military households are using food banks.
  • Children born in recessions may have better health.
  • Almond milk is a scam.
  • Chicory, brown sugar, acai berries, soybeans, and peanuts are being added to coffee.
  • We’re eating too much salt.
  • A cookbook for people on food stamps. (Thanks, mum!)
  • DIY Soylent.
  • Pyongyang’s restaurants.
  • The growing demand for ancient grains.
  • Greenfields Farm in the Natal midlands.
  • A guide to eating in Puglia.
  • The joy of bone marrow.
  • ‘Smells a little like hops but tastes like cleaning fluid.’
  • Cooking like a pioneer woman.
  • The cinnamon peeler’s life.
  • ‘it means joylessness, piety, self-regard, self-delusion and staggering pomposity.’
  • Ramen noodles, from beginning to end.
  • Cappuccino flavoured crisps.
  • Recipes from women chefs.
  • The language of menus.
  • In praise of the cast iron frying pan.
  • Tiny food sculptures.
  • A 1939 hamburger stand in Texas.
  • Cooking with hearts.
  • The moral economy of beer.
  • Arkansas is averse to bartenders.
  • Tidy your spice drawer.
  • Balzac on coffee.
  • A bacon themed restaurant in Montreal.
  • Buckfast ice cream.
  • The world’s most expensive cupcake.
  • Cricket flour.
  • No-churn ice cream cake.
  • Sylvia Plath on cake.

Food Links, 13.08.2014

  • The problem with counterfeit seeds in Uganda.
  • Farming without fertiliser.
  • The threat to corn in the US.
  • On having anorexia and autism.
  • Are people in Scotland drinking less?
  • Bottled water comes from some of the driest parts of the US.
  • Gentrification and food deserts.
  • Should cooking be a human right?
  • How to save the banana.
  • The low carbon diet.
  • The effects of showing people how many sugar cubes  soft drinks contain.
  • The Fried Calamari Index.
  • Be careful of the Noakes diet. (In Afrikaans.)
  • Rethinking the word ‘foodie.’
  • The link between longevity and diet in Japan.
  • The Department of Coffee is opening new branches.
  • Food miles and the provisioning of Ancient Rome.
  • Toaster selfies.
  • Ranking American states through food.
  • Why are potatoes so popular in the US?
  • The end of cuisine.
  • When did vanilla become white?
  • The rise and rise of the Halal Guys.
  • On Modern Farmer.
  • ‘Unbearably bleak, it tastes as though someone has distilled the essence of a downtrodden woman with low self-esteem, then bottled it. ‘
  • The Pangraph.
  • Make your own harissa.
  • New ways of eating ice cream.
  • Frozen cocktails in Austin.
  • ‘The sprouts were not the only part of his kit that had to be specially bought. To protect his nose from rocky nooks and crannies, he wore a plastic nose guard.’
  • Gajjar ka murabba.
  • The surprising history of butter sculpture.
  • How to age beef at home.
  • What to do with a mountain of chard.
  • The joy of a toaster oven.
  • The Cakeway to the West.
  • Neanderthals ate birds. And soup. (Thanks, mum!)
  • Rethinking kitchen lore.
  • An abandoned satellite is being controlled by a group of people in an abandoned McDonald’s.
  • The Seducer’s Cookbook.
  • Use up bruised fruit.
  • Jam, jelly, marmalade, preserves, conserves.

Food Links, 06.08.2014

  • ‘It used to be the canary in the coal mine. Now it’s the oyster in the half shell.’
  • What is killing the bees?
  • Hunger in contemporary Britain.
  • How Big Food targets black and Latino youth in the US.
  • On the threat to Detroit’s water supply.
  • The Wellcome Trust has bought the Co-Op’s farms business.
  • A cafe on the border between China and North Korea.
  • Rates of physical activity among adults are declining.
  • Agricultural waste, climate change, and the implications for fishing in Lake Erie.
  • Kitchen essentials.
  • The drying of California.
  • The origins of the fish oil craze.
  • Nigeria’s first vegetarian and vegan restaurant.
  • Should toddlers be fed shakes as a nutritional supplement?
  • An interview with Betty Fussell.
  • Women who eat their placentas.
  • Photographs of the Hinterlands, an agricultural district near Brisbane.
  • Free Cakes for Kids.
  • A Taste of Data.
  • Photographing 45,000 bumblebees.
  • What alcohol looks like under the microscope.
  • A brief history of scarecrows.
  • Lemon meringue pie milkshakes.
  • Eating breakfast in New York City.
  • In praise of oatmeal.
  • Know your food tribes.
  • A guide to Kloof Street’s restaurants.
  • The re-embrace of Jewish-American deli food.
  • A recipe for Mograbia.
  • Sushi nail art.
  • Chocolate brains.
  • Cape Town’s best cafes.
  • Edible tableware and crockery.
  • How to slice a bagel.
  • Recipes for leftover berries.
  • An egg scale. (Thanks, mum!)
  • The best way to store whisks.
  • A colour-changing ice cream.
  • The London Review Cake Shop is holding a pickle competition.
  • Girdlebuster pie.
  • Hoecakes.
  • A dish of tea.
  • Eat more Greek yogurt.
  • Hamburger cupcakes.
  • A tree of many fruit.
  • Food infographics.

Food Links, 30.07.2014

  • Rooibos tea has won geographic indicator status from the EU.
  • A food contamination scandal in China spreads abroad.
  • Restaurant workers’ wages are stagnating.
  • Stop telling women what to eat.
  • Britain’s contaminated chicken scandal.
  • The threat to Market Basket.
  • Refrigeration, dumplings, and climate change.
  • Is there such a thing as sustainable corn?
  • Two thirds of Americans are avoiding fizzy drinks.
  • Tesco and Tony Blair.
  • The all-mackerel diet.
  • Which meat should we eat?
  • Farm to counter.
  • Why is Nando’s so popular in the UK?
  • Recipes for a summer party.
  • Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams.
  • A nineteenth-century breast pump.
  • The burger joint name generator.
  • Whiskies from around the world.
  • Glass loaves.
  • London’s best park cafes.
  • Ending an addiction to Diet Coke.
  • Wole Soyinka on bread in Paris.
  • The difference between sorbet and sherbet.
  • The state of soul food.
  • Everything you need to open a hipster bar.
  • Where to eat in Boston.
  • New York’s 1859 Piggery War.
  • What a trendy restaurant looks like.
  • How restaurants increase sales in summer.
  • Lady at her breakfast.
  • Food not to throw away.
  • A guide to New York’s dive bars.
  • How to cook a basic pot of rice.
  • Things to know about spatulas and wooden spoons.
  • ‘Coconut water went from local skirmish to beverage fame despite what might seem like a major impediment: its flavour.’
  • Heirloom or hybrid?
  • Simpsons-themed wine bottles.
  • Spotting food trends.
  • Joan Didion on Martha Stewart.
  • What is so delightful about tiny food?
  • Cooking with olive oil.
  • Fat & Furious Burger
  • Oak brewed tea.
  • A celebration of ice cream.
  • Pineapple flowers.
  • A Roman nut tart.

Food Links, 23.07.2014

  • Encouraging women farmers.
  • The UN has reduced refugees’ rations to 850 calories.
  • A new contaminated food scandal in China.
  • Give up beef massively to reduce carbon footprints.
  • It is possible and necessary to reduce antibiotic use in farming.
  • Detroit’s water crisis.
  • California’s water crisis.
  • Burritos are sandwiches.
  • Tipping should be banned.
  • The new Australian guide to healthy eating.
  • A South African guide to seasonal eating.
  • French restaurant bloggers are nervous.
  • Veganism and masculinities.
  • Crayfish can feel stress.
  • Subsisting on Soylent.
  • Purity, ghee, and cheese.
  • Whiskey and crisps with Nadine Gordimer.
  • ‘The anorexic changes her body into a symbol, thinking, wrongly, that this symbol will be recognized universally for what it represents to her.’
  • Baking with mashed potatoes.
  • How to buy white chocolate.
  • Cooking and eating during wartime rationing.
  • Thoughts on coffee.
  • Celebrating Germany’s World Cup victory with cake.
  • Semolina and loquat pudding.
  • In praise of sourdough bread.
  • Cooking for three generations.
  • Molly Wizenberg’s favourite recipe books and food blogs.
  • Selling ugly produce.
  • Crème légère.
  • New Tempting Ways to Serve Bananas.
  • ‘if your reason for saving a tomato seed is to preserve genetic diversity or to trade with other gardeners, you should know that there is a chance of your tomato seeds not coming true to type.’
  • On blancmange.
  • The kill-to-eat diet.
  • A beautiful wooden lobster.
  • How to make coconut milk.
  • A recipe book from the Urals.
  • Mrs Beeton’s soup recipes.
  • Listening to bees.
  • The joy of homemade ice cream.
  • Recipe substitutes.
  • Make your own ricotta.
  • A ten-layer ice cream cake.
  • Raspberry and redcurrant jam.

Food Links, 16.07.2014

  • The grotesque opulence of London’s restaurants.
  • The true cost of a burger.
  • America’s favourite foods. And Americans should eat more vegetables.
  • The value of school feeding programmes.
  • Why food in the US is becoming more expensive.
  • Will crickets be the next popular snack?
  • On Crumbs, a documentary about a South African bread cartel.
  • A sausage cartel.
  • There is a lot of sugar in soft drinks.
  • Will people switch to lab-grown meat?
  • The rise and rise of sour espresso?
  • Accidentally ingesting a poisonous plant.
  • A guide to African cuisines.
  • Baking with local flour.
  • Beenapping.
  • Silly restaurant names.
  • A secret sandwich loaf.
  • Culinary Canvas.
  • Testing chocolate hazelnut spread.
  • Cakes of bread.
  • A phone travels around the world in a shipment of grain.
  • Three pears.
  • A guide to summer fruit.
  • David Lebovitz on living in Paris.
  • Cosy apples.
  • A carpenter bee, covered in pollen.
  • How to confuse a tomato.
  • Recipe tattoos.
  • Brando and bacon.
  • How to grow liquorice.
  • The joy of British puddings.
  • The absinthe trail.
  • What was the ultimate medieval aphrodisiac?
  • Things to do with avocados.
  • Making Persian rice.
  • The women who have fed Austin.
  • How to make iced coffee.
  • ‘The crisp buoyed Britain in its darkest hour.’
  • Recipes from the Wellcome Library’s collections.
  • Byzantine rice pudding.
  • Photographs of street food in London.
  • Black battenberg.
  • ‘One British observer noted that the loss of coffee “afflicts the Confederates even more than the loss of spirits,” while an Alabama nurse joked that the fierce craving for caffeine would, somehow, be the Union’s “means of subjugating us.”’
  • A century of the fridge.
  • Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for vanilla ice cream.
  • Make your own vanilla extract.

Food Links, 09.07.2014

  • ‘In 2012, fast-food CEOs earned 1,200 times as much as the average employee.’
  • Where all the world’s cattle, chickens, and pigs are.
  • ‘dietary greenhouse gas emissions in self-selected meat-eaters are approximately twice as high as those in vegans.’
  • The dietary crisis in China.
  • The politics of raw milk in the US.
  • The food stamps recipe book.
  • ‘”No added sugar” in fruit drinks will still deliver the equivalent of five teaspoons per 250ml.’
  • Michael Pollan on Big Food.
  • The growth of the Vietnamese chocolate industry.
  • A Starbucks map of the US.
  • Renaming kaffir lime leaves.
  • Race, politics, and vanilla ice cream in the American south.
  • Cooking with tinned food.
  • Terrible food photography.
  • Farming at the White House.
  • There is a bar in Sao Paulo named after Osama bin Laden.
  • How to choose gin.
  • Rethinking food packaging.
  • ‘Rising to the rafters and stretching 75 feet from paws to rump is a great sphinx, demure as her Egyptian cousin but glowing from a recent sugar coating.’
  • A tour of the Momofuko Culinary Lab’s Kaizen Trading Company.
  • So what is ‘curry‘?
  • Potentially deadly food.
  • What your coffee says about you.
  • A history of tea sandwiches.
  • The decline of the cupcake.
  • Rethinking tofu.
  • Cooking with computers.
  • Make your own yogurt.
  • Anissa Helou on bread in the Middle East.
  • People buy more books when they smell chocolate.
  • What to do with rhubarb.
  • America’s growing enthusiasm for squid.
  •  A review of the new Foyles cafe.
  • Lunch Poems by City Lights.
  • What Neanderthals really ate.
  • Things to make in a rice cooker.
  • Make your own pickles.
  • The difference between taste and flavour.
  • Pints in the Sun.
  • How to make paella.
  • The Case of the Unknown Lobsters.

Food Links, 25.06.2014

  • Facts about obesity.
  • South African farmers respond to a proposal to allow farm workers to own half of the land they work on.
  • Campaigning for a living wage at Tesco.
  • The rise and rise of Lidl.
  • ‘how, in good conscience, can the USDA recommend limiting visits to fast-food restaurants on the one hand – while helping those very restaurants sell more junk food on the other?’
  • A Coca-Cola plant in India has been closed for using too much water.
  • Artisinal foods made by prisoners in the US.
  • Farming is exceptionally dangerous.
  • The woman revolutionising the sale of camel milk in India.
  • England’s bee population has grown.
  • The gut microbiota of hunter-gatherers.
  • Think twice about low-carbohydrate, high fat diets.
  • Think twice about pomegranate juice.
  • What is ‘natural‘?
  • Jeannette Winterson makes people cross by cooking a rabbit.
  • Americans are not ready for lab-grown meat.
  • Food-shaming blogs.
  • What makes for a successful market?
  • How to use up maple syrup.
  • The viciousness of work in restaurant kitchens.
  • Why do Angus Steakhouses continue to thrive?
  • How to buy, keep, and prepare salad leaves.
  • Meals according to classical music tempo markings.
  • Eating catfish in Mississippi.
  • What do do with leftover kale stems.
  • Kosher crickets.
  • An interview with Fay Maschler.
  • A design ode to Turkish tea.
  • Making kaymak out of water buffalo milk.
  • Discovering Jamaican cuisine.
  • A better tomato sauce bottle.
  • How to make perfect toast.
  • How to use paper towels.
  • How to make dog biscuits.
  • Romagnola-style ragu.
  • Science tricks with eggs.
  • A brief history of bagels in London’s East End.
  • Diderot on chocolate.
  • No-cook summer eating.
  • The evolution of beer brewed by Trappist monks.
  • How to be a vegetarian in Stockholm.
  • Superbees.
  • You call this kale salad?
  • Hazelnut, brown sugar, and espresso biscotti.
  • Beef doves.
  • There are more museums in the US than there are Starbucks and McDonald’s.
  • A blogger drinking his way through Thomas Pynchon’s writing.
  • Slow cooked giant African land snails.
  • The connection between eugenics and keeping cake fresh.
  • New York speakeasies.
  • Normcore and sandwiches.
  • A guide to freezing baked goods.
  • Avocado toast on Instagram.
  • Snorting martini.
  • The summer of goats.

Food Links, 18.06.2014

  • Drought has dried up California’s honey supply.
  • What the Fork?!
  • Tipping is inherently unfair.
  • Using prison labour to make artisinal food.
  • Don’t wash raw chicken before cooking it.
  • Could palm oil production be made sustainable?
  • Super bananas.
  • Wheat and Norman Borlaug’s legacy.
  • Is pad Thai Chinese?
  • ‘They found characters on [cereal] boxes marketed to children made eye contact with kids at a downward angle, while boxes marketed to adults made eye contact with adult shoppers at a straight or slightly upward angle.’
  • Yaama Dhiyaan, a cookery school for at-risk Aboriginal youth.
  • The American lime crisis is over.
  • The fuss over aging cheese on wooden boards.
  • Eat broccoli to combat the effects of air pollution.
  • Dress codes for restaurants are pointless.
  • ‘Like a few olives too if they had them. Italian I prefer. Good glass of burgundy take away that. Lubricate. A nice salad, cool as a cucumber, Tom Kernan can dress. Puts gusto into it. Pure olive oil. Milly served me that cutlet with a sprig of parsley. Take one Spanish onion. God made food, the devil the cooks. Devilled crab.’
  • The health benefits of marinading meat in beer.
  • How to eat seven portions of fruit and veg per day.
  • Maya Angelou loved sherry.
  • What it’s like being a taster for fast food companies.
  • There is a Spam festival in Hawaii.
  • Restaurant reviews are influenced by the weather.
  • How to save an overspiced or -salted dish.
  • Meat substitutes are beginning to taste like meat.
  • A brief history of gin.
  • Cucumber ice cream.
  • ‘There are no new foods. There will be no new foods. There are only rediscovered foods.’
  • Why do we eat too much?
  • Will Self’s energy drink addiction.
  • Bread poetry.
  • ‘Maybe that’s another thing I like about a posh lunch in a nice place – mastery over the ancestral DNA nagging in my blood that I don’t belong here.’
  • Amazon Japan employs goat lawnmowers.
  • Coffee flour.
  • The joy of miso.
  • Eating hornets.
  • Still Diet.
  • How to become a kale professional.
  • Ribbons, Lambs, and Raspberry Jam.
  • Should we drink more red wine?
  • Recipes from Jane Austen’s novels and letters.
  • How to cut a pineapple beautifully.
  • ‘Female writers haven’t been immune to the lure of the bottle, nor to getting into the kinds of trouble – the fights and arrests, the humiliating escapades, the slow poisoning of friendships and familial relations – that have dogged their male colleagues.’
  • Dogs in pubs.
  • Hemingway‘s favourite cocktail.
  • The dieting supremacist.
  • How to preserve lemons.
  • Bach’s Coffee Cantata.
  • No-bake cakes.
  • World of Peanut Butter.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,539 other followers