Food Links, 06.04.2011
Starting today, I’m going to post a weekly collection of interesting, food-related links. There’s simply so much around that I hope you’ll find this a useful digest. (So to speak.)
Robert Paarlberg disagrees that farm subsidies are connected to low food prices in the US, and argues that they’re not responsible for the country’s obesity crisis.
Civil Eats published this fantastic infographic mapping how much of its income the population of each country spends on food. (I discuss this post here too.)
It seems that Jamie Oliver’s excellent school dinners campaign is coming unstuck. I really, really don’t understand why spending money on feeding children good, nutritious food should be controversial.
After the Guardian‘s prank, this is my favourite April Fools Day post for 2011.
Mark Bittman fasts for four days.
Jay Rayner reviews Modernist Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold and Chris Young, and weighs up the usefulness of cooking sous vide.
The evidence that sustainable farming will be able to feed the world continues to grow.
And because this blog has developed something of a sheep fixation, lambing season has begun in the UK.