Food Links, 09.10.2013
The implications of the
US government shutdown for the FDA’s food inspection programme. (Speaking of which, cake or debt ceiling?) A history of
Russia‘s problem with alcohol. The US needs a
Robin Hood tax to fund food stamps. ‘The
post-food-bank model has to be based on relationships, not transactions.’ The largest
food fraud in US history. Big Soda’s role in
land grabs. Has China bought land in the
Ukraine to grow food? The Svalbard
seed vault. ‘wild vegetation growing on
former USSR farming lands has sucked up approximately 50 million tons of carbon every year since 1990.’ Is it possible to produce
foie gras humanely? A new supermarket which will sell only food past its
sell-by date. Canada’s
Maple Syrup Gang comes to a sticky end. ‘When Paleo-diet advocate Professor Tim Noakes has nightmares, it is probably the
Gatsby that appears before him.’ Americans are eating three times as much
cheese as they did in the 1970s. The researchers who
tested Britain’s wartime diet.
top colleges are locked in an amenities-spending arms race – in which catering to foodies, health nuts and gluten-shunners is a major theater of war.’ A fantastic
web exhibition on recipe books, cooking, and domesticity. Chewing gum wrappers from
Israel, Japan, and the United States.
Arthur Guinness – of Guinness – was a spy for the British. Burger King’s ‘
healthy‘ chips. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats talks about
goats. Shifting attitudes towards
Appalling photographs of tinned meat.
Charles Ranhofer, late nineteenth-century New York’s most famous chef. A
loaf of bread from the first century CE.
Grape focaccia. A fascinating interview with a
recipe tester. The
Senegalese roots of southern cooking. Famous
writers‘ favourite recipes. ‘While splashes of the
bright red soup were found at the scene, it could not be immediately confirmed whether the bear had indeed not used a spoon.’ The best countries to be a
vegetarian. Twenty-one cooking
tips. What your
coffee preference says about you.
Cairo‘s street food.
Butter aerobics. The rise of the
water sommelier. Is it possible to
trademark the name of a soup? Photographs of a week’s
groceries in different countries.