I’m enjoying Grist’s series on protein angst.
What to eat while watching Mad Men.
The rise of a food-centred youth culture.
A month spent only eating food advertised on television.
An urban, indoor farm feeding a community.
Raj Patel on feeding the ten billion.
Fuchsia Dunlop on eating in Sichuan.
Egg sandwiches are under threat.
A super-efficient Japanese kitchen. And three recipes for sea vegetables. (Thanks Mum!)
The future of food.
On ghostwriting cookbooks.
Meet Izzy: the official trained to sniff out contraband food products at JFK airport.
Could lab-grown meat feed the world?
How a vegan became a butcher.
Alice Waters on her Edible Schoolyard Project.
How to recreate Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party.
What would dinosaur meat taste like?
The anatomy of a Twinkie.
An interesting analysis of Guinness’s new ad campaign in Nigeria.
Italians eat as much ice cream as ever, despite the recession.
A food revolution in New Mexico.
Modern art on sandwiches.
Elizabeth Taylor’s diet.
Why Australians switched from Chinese to Indian tea.
Sushi rolls in space.
Why do we give food meaning?
Are there fundamental laws of cooking? (With thanks to Dan Kemp.)
The bohemian butcher.
New Mexican sheep farmers describe their busiest time of year, Easter.
‘last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world’s largest cassava exporter, went to just one place and almost all for one purpose: to China to make biofuel’ – the New York Times reports on the link between high food prices and the production of biofuels.
Check out Rene Redzepi (the chef proprietor of Noma, voted the best restaurant in the world last year) speaking at the TEDxObserver 2011 event. (The link comes courtesy of the lady who writes this blog.) And speaking of Redzepi, John Crace’s digested read of his recipe book is uncannily similar to the original.
Monsanto seems to be playing a role in Iowa’s anti-whistleblowing bill which, if passed, will make access to information about food production even more difficult.
In China, McDonalds becomes surprisingly open about how it sources its chicken. (And, yes, the campaign is called ‘Chickileaks’.)
One of the major obstacles to small-scale farmers in the US (and elsewhere too, I imagine) is the lack of abattoirs.
Arizona – yes, a red state – mulls over a suggestion to tax the obese.
‘Even the simple pleasure of a good bowl of cereal is touched by global policy shifts.’ On how shifts in global food prices and policies impact on what we eat.