Skip to content

Posts from the ‘links’ Category

Food Links, 25.02.2015

Near the University of Edinburgh.

Near the University of Edinburgh.

  • Manufacturers can also buy … eggs pre-formed into 300g cylinders or tubes, so that each egg slice is identical and there are no rounded ends.’
  • US chefs talk GMO labelling.
  • Diets are worsening.
  • Updating the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • ‘But is being fed poorly inhumane? Should criminals be deprived of any pleasure from food? Isn’t that counterproductive if the purpose of imprisonment is rehabilitation?’
  • São Paulo is running out of water.
  • Some states in the US are considering legalising the sale of raw milk.
  • Understanding the gluten-free trend.
  • How to spend $300,000 on dinner.
  • Cafe Neo in Lagos.
  • Schools in Rome diversify their menus.
  • Explaining the munchies.
  • Manhattan’s best designed coffee shops.
  • How to choose and look after knives.
  • Eat chocolate cake for breakfast, lose weight.
  • A recipe for Grewia occidentalis berries. (Thanks, mum!)
  • Sewerage brewerage.
  • ‘For the best breakfast, I vote the Socialist era.’
  • Why are Kinder Surprise eggs illegal in the US?
  • Catering for the fashion industry.
  • A short history of the samosa.
  • Penguins can only taste the saltiness and sourness of their food.
  • When England was the coffee capital of Europe.
  • What chefs hate to cook.
  • The Carson McCullers diet.
  • Cooking … is a process that enables us to increase the calorie density of our food, so it’s almost as if you’re making calories out of nothing.’
  • A robot that feeds you tomatoes as you run.
  • Kanye West’s favourite restaurant.
  • Learning to make La Genovese in Naples.
  • If cities were made out of food.
  • Grape molasses cake.
  • The art of the crisp sandwich.
  • Burmese pudding.
  • The kitchen of the future.
  • Joan Didion’s recipe book.
  • Why not drink pig milk?
  • A world in a grain of salt.
  • Join a chilli club. And a guide to very, very hot chillies.
  • An optical illusion placemat.
  • Camembert shortbread.
  • An obituary for Michele Ferrero.
  • Stop motion latte art.
  • New York City’s salt mountains.
  • A cooking disaster.
  • The man who invented Sriracha.
  • Protein from sugar beet leaves.
  • Food-themed art.
  • Betty Crocker’s jelly salad.
  • A guide to the English breakfast.
  • Unfashionable sauces.

Food Links, 11.02.2015

Shoreditch, London.

Shoreditch, London.

  • Rooibos farmers and the state rooibos factory.
  • Organic tea in India?
  • What the produce aisle looks like to migrant farmworkers.
  • How to reduce your water footprint.
  • How to avoid peak chocolate.
  • Milk by Coke.
  • Is tea or coffee better for your health?
  • Remaking Newcastle Brown Ale for the US.
  • Hops are in high demand.
  • Orthorexia.
  • Kenji Ekuan, the inventor of the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle, has died.
  • Howard Epstein, the man who popularised sachets of soy sauce in the US.
  • Sweden’s first beer made only by women.
  • Immigration and coffee pots.
  • The politics of cups of tea.
  • How to make infused whipped cream.
  • Eating in Chengdu.
  • ‘Recipe for amatriciana, from the office of the mayor of Amatrice.’
  • The joy of blueberries.
  • The joy of Vegemite.
  • The joy of collard greens.
  • Soufflés should not be scary.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe and the pineapple fiasco.
  • Recipes in the Inquisition records.
  • How to make tea in wartime.
  • Speculoos cookie butter.
  • Fat should be the sixth taste.
  • The return of jelly.
  • What is fast casual?
  • Photoshopped food is boring.
  • Drinking vodka at the Faraday Bar in Antarctica.
  • Squirrels eating pizza.
  • Cups of tea in 22 different countries.
  • If zodiac signs were wine.
  • Japanese beer advertisements.
  • An introduction to balsamic vinegar.
  • President Taft’s cow.
  • The anti-crisis cow.
  • A History of Pizza Hut’s New Product Releases, 2002-2042.
  • Eliza Tibbets, the queen of the naval orange.
  • Embracing bush tucker.
  • ‘I suppose linguists can be annoying dinner companions.’
  • Grow your own salt.
  • Why we prefer independent cafes to Starbucks.
  • Food infographics.
  • Free-from diets are a form of conspicuous consumption.
  • Papusas in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
  • ‘only people with coeliac disease – an autoimmune condition that causes gut inflammation when gluten is ingested and affects 1 per cent of the population – needed to go gluten-free.’
  • Hot beer.
  • Yong Tau Foo.
  • Making maple taffy in the snow.
  • Culinary disasters.
  • Dumpling diplomacy.
  • ‘Is this a long-term Taylor Swift entrapment scheme?’
  • Episodes from Season 4 of Little House On the Prairie Reimagined to Reflect the Presence of a Starbucks in Walnut Grove.
  • Silly kitchen gadgets.
  • Perpetual pizza.
  • Big Corn and the film industry.

Food Links, 28.01.2015

  • How Peter Magubane hid his camera in a loaf of bread.
  • Race, class, and alcohol consumption.
  • Factory farming causes air pollution.
  • New York’s food sweatshops.
  • A municipal boundary dispute and hunger.
  • Whisky is the third biggest industry in Scotland, behind energy and financial services.
  • South African Airways’s wine tenders may have been rigged.
  • Using mosquito nets for fishing.
  • South Africa’s looming water crisis.
  • The uncertain future of Pacific sardines.
  • The 2015 Big Mac index.
  • The best pear.
  • New York City’s last matzo factory is closing.
  • The moonshine renaissance.
  • Cooking while visually impaired in post-1945 America.
  • Bermondsey’s phantom cheesecake deliverer.
  • Fast food to fast casuals.
  • Defending simple coffee.
  • A coffee guide.
  • A cultured meat primer.
  • Fish without the fish.
  • Hershey vs Cadbury.
  • The Double Down Dog.
  • The science of ramen noodles.
  • Meeting Paris’s food producers.
  • The North Carolina food sisterhood.
  • Americans try haggis.
  • The Vegetarian.
  • Coconut oil is not a superfood.
  • Eating breakfast from around the world in London.
  • Unless otherwise specified.
  • Umami and health.
  • Lacing noodles with opiates in China.
  • A guide to black pepper.
  • The invention of instant ramen.
  • Brewing beer using wild yeast.
  • Afro-vegan cuisine.
  • In praise of pigs in books.
  • Ginger syrup.
  • Raw cookie dough can be dangerous.
  • Red blood cell cupcakes.
  • Turner’s favourite tipple.
  • Eating the world in Portland, Oregan. (Thanks, mum!)
  • ‘the great Aussie pie lies at the foundation of the country’s economic health.’
  • Try not to name your daughter Nutella.
  • Jonathan Gold is no longer anonymous.
  • Carrot top pesto.
  • Clotted cream caramels.
  • Texas chili.
  • Make your own condiments.
  • Best nachos.
  • Vegan cheese.

Food Links, 21.01.2015

  • The appalling conditions under which farm workers grow America’s fresh produce.
  • ‘Sometimes, I think of that unruly field as my grandparents’ desperation garden.’
  • Butter that costs $49 per pound.
  • American children are eating too much pizza.
  • The implications of commercial bees for wild bee populations.
  • From free school meals to food pantries.
  • British shoppers are paying the same for cucumbers as they did in 1989.
  • Farming without herbicides.
  • French supermarkets take on budget rivals.
  • What the world eats.
  • McDonald’s sales are down.
  • Checking the flow of illicit honey into the US.
  • Turning sewerage into drinking water.
  • Bonnie Slotnick’s recipe book shop will not close.
  • Inside Egypt’s ahwas.
  • Icicle farming.
  • Red velvet Oreos.
  • Determining apples’ ripeness with lasers.
  • Corporate beer is badly watered down.
  • Time-restricted eating.
  • How farmers cope with the cold.
  • Future super foods?
  • Introducing Cuban cuisine. (Thanks, mum!)
  • ‘Even the gleaming teeth in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall are historically accurate, according to author Hilary Mantel, who says that in an age when eating sugar was uncommon – even for the likes of Henry VIII – tooth decay was much less of a problem.’
  • Where to eat ramen in Tokyo.
  • Bacon biscuits.
  • Conflict Kitchen.
  • The 2015 Piglet.
  • Culinary tours of Cuba.
  • A map of every goat in the US.
  • Curry in English hands.
  • The rise and rise of Jägermeister.
  • The great cookbook breakdown.
  • Make your own flatbread.
  • Chefs love brains.
  • Jonathan Gold on ramen.
  • American Creme Eggs won’t change.
  • Eye of the gazelle.
  • ‘”Each month you can see how it’s changing by how many veggie burgers they sell,” he says. “Each month it’s more. With gentrification you start getting gourmet fried chicken…”‘
  • The salt hotel.
  • The best American cities in which to raise livestock.
  • Make your own buttermilk.
  • Roast a chicken without a recipe.
  • Absurd restaurant stories.
  • Korean women try US junk food.
  • Making cheese in China.
  • Wonder fries.
  • The 8,000 calorie diet.
  • Cocoa cubes.
  • What is a beard friendly pub?

Food Links, 14.01.2015

  • The UK food system is failing.
  • Cassava beer.
  • You can’t boost your immunity.
  • Food in Europe is too cheap.
  • Milk in Britain is too cheap.
  • ‘These self-reported data on diet and exercise have long been called flawed.’
  • Buy-to-leave is killing London, and some of the city’s restaurants.
  • Cocktails and rising house prices.
  • How sustainable is sustainable beef?
  • Almonds are not sustainable.
  • Kathleen Drew-Baker and the Japanese seaweed industry.
  • The return of the Carolina African runner.
  • The joy of potatoes.
  • South Africa’s first black truffle.
  • The popularity of ancient grains in the US.
  • London’s best bookshop cafes.
  • What pilgrims ate – and eat – on the Camino de Santiago.
  • Nigella Lawson on serving cake.
  • Medieval eating.
  • Wearable food.
  • Portraits in pancakes.
  • Whisks of the world.
  • Magical coffee.
  • Craveable food.
  • Film canisters as salt and pepper shakers.
  • A new soul food restaurant in NYC.
  • Cereal Killer Cafe.
  • Pig fat as moisturiser.
  • Pairing wine and junk food.
  • The rise and rise of Greek yoghurt in the US.
  • An eighteenth-century recipe for barley soup.
  • A dog cafe.
  • A Hello Kitty-themed organic farm.
  • A crisp sandwich cafe in Belfast.
  • A new kind of Icelandic beer.
  • Frying toast.
  • How we come to eat things we once hated.
  • A guide to the regional ramen of Japan. (Thanks, mum!)
  • David Chang thinks about ramen.
  • The history of New England’s ice trade.
  • ‘many Swiss pizza-lovers have been urging Swiss authorities to permit the free passage of pizza delivery across the border without having to endure the tedious customs process.’
  • In praise of ugly food.
  • The fried egg bandit.
  • Grey cake.
  • The Creme Egg has changed.

Food Links, 07.01.2015

  • The only way to improve health overall is to eradicate poverty.
  • Diet fizzy drinks may increase calorie intake.
  • Against fetishising home-cooked meals.
  • Flying pigs in China.
  • Britain’s bumper cherry crop.
  • Why is brisket so expensive in the US?
  • The EU’s Ecodesign directive and drinking coffee.
  • Italy’s small food producers are struggling.
  • ‘Any diet that suggests cutting out food groups or components of food – such as gluten or actual solids – for the purpose of losing weight is, unless prescribed by an actual doctor, absolute nonsense.’
  • A mushroom that eats plastic.
  • Houses out of rice.
  • Aldi arrives in the US.
  • ‘Now, we will eat knowledge.’
  • The soup kitchen’s piano players.
  • A history of nutrition guidelines through butter.
  • Farm food is not necessarily fresh food.
  • The end of brown sauce?
  • Beef tongue is big in Japan.
  • Giving up fine dining.
  • The French Laundry and Thomas Jefferson.
  • What to eat in Melbourne.
  • How to toast marshmallows over an active volcano.
  • How to use up leftover egg yolks.
  • How to brew coffee at home.
  • Rethinking familiar ingredients.
  • Popsicle cakes.
  • What to do with kohlrabi.
  • Indian spices in colonial America.
  • Damson and gin sorbet.
  • The joy of boiled eggs.
  • Georgians and hot chocolate.
  • What’s Cooking at Columbia.
  • The bulletproof coffee diet.
  • An egg marking attachment for hens. (Thanks, mum!)
  • A guide to grapefruit.
  • A history of New York subway vending machines.
  • The difference between stock and broth.
  • Britain’s best breakfasts.
  • ‘My pressing concern was not what it tasted like, but how to get it out of my mouth.’
  • Recreating ancient drinks.
  • Selections from the files of a shuttered community hospital or copy from a farm-to-table restaurant menu?

Food Links, 31.12.2014

  • ‘millions of the poorest Britons are struggling to get sufficient calories to maintain their body weight for the first time since the Second World War’.
  • Using cellphone data to track food consumption.
  • Rising temperatures are changing the fish available in Britain’s waters.
  • Food stamps are big business.
  • China’s flying pig market.
  • Survivor stock bees.
  • The politics of drinking water.
  • A hospital in France opens a wine bar.
  • Thai hospital food.
  • The London gentrification pub crawl.
  • Concept restaurants do not foster sustainable cities.
  • Become a vegetarian and save the world.
  • Is organic food really healthier than non-organic?
  • McDonald’s opens a hipster cafe in Sydney.
  • Japan’s chip shortage has ended.
  • ‘Kenyans’ appetite for fried food and cheap frying oil is stalling the country’s urgent efforts to build a modern electrical grid’.
  • Community, not guerrilla, gardening. (Thanks, mum!)
  • Mrs Gorbachev gives Mrs Thatcher five hundred recipes for potatoes.
  • Suspended coffee.
  • 3D printed food.
  • How to translate a recipe: parts one and two.
  • Nut butters.
  • Food trends to end.
  • Pairing sake with western cuisines.
  • An anthropologist on food porn.
  • A restaurant offering discounts for prayers.
  • A guide to kitchen knives.
  • Cooking with weed.
  • Baking with vegetables.
  • Women’s growing enthusiasm for whisky.
  • The Eiffel Tower as a unit of measurement for cheese.
  • Shameeg Fagodien, Camps Bay ice cream seller.
  • The Wonder Bag.
  • Danny Bowien reopens Mission Chinese Food.
  • How to make marshmallow fluff.
  • How to make hard ginger beer.
  • How to make gin and tonic.
  • How to reheat pizza.
  • How to prevent freezer burn.
  • How to have a healthy hangover.
  • Eat more squirrel.
  • Adding air to food.
  • Tolstoy’s macaroni cheese.
  • Foraging on the Oregon coast.
  • Kant was wrong about food.
  • Authors drinking.
  • Veganuary.
  • Eating in restaurants in the US in the 1840s.
  • Best vegetarian recipe books.
  • Birch beer.
  • Christopher Hitchens on drinking.
  • Drink more Moldovan wine.
  • Scientific cures for hangovers.
  • Thomas Pynchon’s recipe for the first British pizza.

Food Links, 24.12.2014

  • What will a new relationship mean for Cuban and American farmers?
  • Hunger rates are at an all time high in the US, Canada, and the UK.
  • California needs even more rain.
  • Disease is built into the food system.
  • ‘I hope that ultimately the glycemic index will be left on the shelf.’
  • ‘So the more you drink – up to two drinks a day for woman, and four for men – the less likely you are to die.’
  • Eating invasive species.
  • Wine is getting stronger.
  • One alternative to Big Beef.
  • The chip and mayonnaise protest.
  • Wholefoods may begin selling rabbit.
  • China discovers cheese.
  • Holy harvest.
  • Hazelnut, chip, and butter shortages.
  • Banana beer.
  • Some of Argentina’s best restaurants are illegal.
  • Make your own alfajores.
  • A global history of the turkey.
  • ‘he is concerned that Hollywood plans for a comedy about the heist could damage the maple syrup industry’s image. “While it’s nice to have a good laugh, at some point it gets too much.”‘
  • The best restaurants in the South.
  • The rise and rise of the mason jar.
  • The rise and rise of the turkey.
  • The salt tolerant potato.
  • George Orwell’s fruit loaf.
  • Why St John in London has been so successful.
  • Avocado crème brûlée.
  • Julia Child’s refusal to be ‘perfect’ on television.
  • Breakfast in Kurdistan.
  • Green grass refrigerator pickles. (Thanks, mum!)
  • How to slice tomatoes.
  • How to make sugar cookies.
  • Portraits of bees.
  • Couscous Hanukkah fritters.
  • ‘Thou shalt have fries with that. Onion rings can be substituted, if available. But, by no means consider salad an acceptable side, and don’t forget to ask the waitress for ketchup. Thou shalt not call it tomato-y goodness.’
  • How to prevent watery coleslaw.
  • Feasts in children’s books.
  • Gingerbread, 1836.
  • How roasting replaced boiling.
  • Salade Aphrodite.
  • Urban livestock in nineteenth-century New York.
  • Lady Bird Johnson’s Texas chilli.
  • Beef Fizz and Saucy Susans.
  • Chocolate Lego.
  • A truffle was sold for $61,250.
  • Food to eat around a campfire.
  • Vegan barbecue recipes.
  • Catching rats for Vietnamese farmers.
  • What to do with leftover coffee grounds.
  • Why does peppermint cool us down? And watch candy canes being made.
  • Should you make your own fondant?
  • Swiss wine.

Food Links, 17.12.2014

  • Combating illegal fishing.
  • Jack Monroe on poverty.
  • Levels of mercury in fish have increased dramatically.
  • The mystery of the disappearing vitamins.
  • Explaining parabens.
  • The looming olive oil shortage.
  • Does Britain have a drinking problem?
  • Americans go wild for almonds.
  • Radical Mycology.
  • Foraging is not cool.
  • Shorter trees mean cheaper fruit.
  • Lab grown milk.
  • How not to respond to being accidentally overcharged at a restaurant.
  • Most vegetarians and vegans return to eating meat.
  • The bulletproof coffee diet.
  • The Maillard Reaction.
  • Slavery, sugar, and drinking in the thirteen colonies.
  • Nixon’s lunch on his last full day of office.
  • How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe.
  • How to wrap a loaf.
  • Producing cava in Catalonia.
  • Cheese and hats.
  • Puddings for picnics.
  • Savoury ice cream.
  • Eat more schmaltz.
  • An interview with Betty Fussell.
  • Best things eaten in 2014.
  • Moments of food revelation in film.
  • ‘”It’s not out of the question that someone at some point may have made a mould of some famous woman’s breasts and then used it for a glass,” she went on, “but I don’t think there’s anything to indicate that Marie Antoinette herself would have lent her breast for a vessel.”‘
  • Ancient Egyptian bread.
  • Lasse Hallström’s new movie misrepresents chefs.
  • Making cheese in goatskin.
  • The watermelon bagel.
  • How to drink absinthe.
  • The plio diet.
  • Eton mess cake.
  • Pork schnitzel and marital bliss.
  • A corner shop made out of felt.
  • Bodega cats.
  • The best bars in Buenos Aires.
  • New York’s first mustard sommelier.
  • Kosher and sustainable seafood?
  • Fluffy dinner balls.
  • Make better sugar cookies.
  • Make better latkes.
  • Make better tea.

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.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,976 other followers