Food Links, 21.11.2012
The lawyers who took on Big Tobacco take on Big Food.
Britain’s nutrition recession.
Pesticides are killing bumblebees.
Obama did best in those states which watch Top Chef.
Improving Kenyan children’s access to good nutrition.
The implications of buying more food from China.
Apple and pear farmers face increasing challenges in Britain.
The myth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Thanks, Lindie and Milli!)
The success of roof-top gardening in Mexico City.
How to eat like the president of the US.
The history of the jaffa orange.
The Twinkie: can it survive? And what are the alternatives?
The New Yorker takes on THAT review of Guy’s American Kitchen in Times Square.
Trish Deseine is excellent on chefs’ egos and why we should eat real.
Why we don’t have to drink eight glasses of water a day.
There are growing tensions around keeping chickens in Brooklyn.
The link between cooking and the evolution of the human brain.
Tan Twan Eng on street food in Penang.
This is incredible: sushi chefs battle sea monsters.
A cultural history of the spoon.
In praise of the English apple.
On Denis Papin.
What to do if your jam doesn’t set.
Nelson Mandela‘s favourite food.
Amazing anatomically-correct cakes.
When is a food truck more than a food truck?
The London restaurant Tube map.
The history of toad-in-the-hole. (Thanks, Deva!)
A cheeseburger made out of leaves.
Fifty Shades of Chicken. (Thanks, Justin!)
An attempt to make cinnamon buns.
The chemistry behind food pairings. (Thanks, Raffaella!)
Stop de-seeding tomatoes.
Five $10 dinners.
Which are the best gins?
Cakes throughout American history.
Rothko paintings recreated with rice.
Exploding fraudulent ketchup.
Old Finnish drink labels.
Are food bloggers pushovers?
Are there any decent substitutes for truffles?
The slow spread of Vegemite.
These are courtesy of my mum:
An ancient recipe.
Is the food movement real?
The dinners of old London.
How are hot dogs made?
The vast scale of counterfeit food in Italy.
Forensic scientists battle food fraud.
Thanks … another collection of links to savour instead of working! Particularly enjoyed Trish Deseine on Eat Real. Despite a string of cookbooks and TV shows, she’s still a down-to-earth champion of ‘le bel ordinaire’.
She really is utterly amazing.