Food Links, 24.04.2013
Why 20,000 pigs turned up in a Chinese river.
The implications of Britain’s long winter for farmers.
Should China consume less pork?
The migrant labourers who grow America’s vegetables.
Why America is experiencing a food stamp boom.
The coming Weetabix shortage.
The return of mutton.
On Big Soda in the US.
Mexico City’s anti-salt campaign.
Rehabilitating prisoners through…chocolate.
A tribute to Jocasta Innes.
A food tour of Japan.
Jeremy Bentham’s apple pudding.
David Foster Wallace’s ‘Consider the Lobster.’
Thoughts on A Taste of Dubai.
Sam Clark of Moro’s favourite restaurant.
Shakespeare, illegal food hoarder.
The growing appeal of guinea pig meat.
Sylvia Plath‘s favourite cake.
A croissant-shaped handbag.
Food in Quentin Tarantino‘s films.
A brief history of the tin can.
Are twenty-first-century cookbooks socially conservative?
A guide to the Mexican pantry.
Will Self on Byron‘s burgers.
Candy floss art.
The rise of gourmet tea.
A walking tour of Paris, with food.
The rise of gourmet chocolate.
Grammar, food, photography.
A fruit- and vegetable-growing building.
A recipe for scones.
Trinidad’s Chinese cuisine.
On Darjeeling tea.
The origins of gefilte fish.
Biscuits should always be dunked.
Tin cans history – who would every guess? Guinea pigs are eaten here in Burundi. much loved.
How interesting – I had no idea that guinea pigs are eaten in Burundi.
Yes, and it is said, sometimes cats and dogs were eaten (upcountry, during the war years). And indeed, there were few ‘stree dogs’ here during that period – though, lots of locally-owned hunting dogs.
And it is also said that in eastern Congo dogs have been traditionally eaten. And, sometimes people as part of victory celebrations. But, who knows?
That’s really, really interesting…