Food Links, 21.08.2013
In addition to this week’s round-up of links, here are some about the development of the Philippi Horticultural Area, and the campaign to stop this:
Kit has written an amazing post about why we need to preserve this precious resource.
Anyone interested in helping out with the campaign should click here, and get in touch with Nazeer Sonday, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rob Small, email@example.com.
Please also sign the Avaaz petition, and share this excellent short documentary.
The proposed development has been covered in the media over the past few years: by the the New Age, Mail and Guardian, ENews, the Daily Maverick, MoneyWeb, and, more recently, in the Cape Times (see here, here, here, and here). It’s been written about on blogs – mine and over at Food Jams – and I wrote about it for Eat Out too. Future Cape Town’s coverage of the PHA is predictably excellent: see here, here, here, and here.
Do please send me any posts, articles, and columns on the development, and I’ll list them here next week.
And back to our scheduled programming:
- ‘Most rich nations saw their sugar consumption increase by 30-40% between 1970 and 2000.’
- The female face of farming.
- Families are going hungry in Greece.
- Big Food’s appropriation of calories.
- Berlin’s kleingarten are under threat.
- Cooking and collaborative consumption.
- Using grazing to revive grassland.
- How climate change will influence winemaking.
- Using lemonade to teaching children about capitalism.
- Lyons Tea Shops and the history of computers.
- ‘The problem with jokes about chickens is that they aren’t funny.’
- London’s vineyard start-ups.
- The fatbergs of London’s sewers.
- A culinary tour of Lisbon.
- The pleasures of reading recipes.
- Protein bars made out of insects.
- Why Weight Watchers is floundering.
- Ants: the enemy of chocolate.
- Trader Joe’s, circa 1877.
- Layer cake queens.
- ‘There’s not a lot of evidence to suggest that Proust really ate madeleines.’
- Visualising 200 calories.
- Literary ice cream.
- Appalling tinned food.
- Chowder in Moby Dick.
- The smell of chocolate boosts the sales of romantic fiction.
- A house made out of beer cans.
- Depressed cakes.
- The global popularity of meatballs.
- Vegetables: A Biography
- These links are courtesy of my Mum:
- A coffee thesaurus.
- How to make calpis.
- Feasting and fasting during Ramadan.
- How to clean your coffee grinder.
- Do you know the difference between fruit and vegetables?
- Debunking myths about ice in cocktails.
- Uses for fruit and vegetable peel.
- ‘Dehydration of Herrings.’