Food Links, 02.04.2014
more fat. Fat-free food is very bad for you. Don’t bake with Splenda. Don’t eat more fat. Don’t be too thin. Eat more fruit and veg. Eat whatever you like. Become a
vegetarian to combat climate change. Vegetarians have worse health than omnivores. Climate change should be
reframed as a food issue. In the US, a ‘black child age 2 to 5 is more than three times as likely to be
obese as a white child that age. Hispanic children in that age group are nearly five times as likely to be obese.’
Aid and the new colonisation of Africa. A world map of
childhood malnutrition. Is
Monsanto evil? How the world’s
armies are fed. There could be a global
coffee shortage. Climate change may wipe out coffee plantations in Central and South America, making coffee more expensive.
Sales of soft drinks continue to decline. Coffee
pods are very bad for the environment. Innovative food
companies. The Chinese government’s
crackdown on corruption and extravagant living is having repercussions for high-end restaurants.
cupcakes. Star Wars
Eat salt, eggs, and chocolate. On
bread in Russia. Growing food
underneath Clapham. (Thanks, Raffaella!) ‘As most people would be aware, this
mango is three storeys high, about 10 metres high, and weighs seven to 10 tonnes, so it’s very surprising that it’s gone.’ A woman
called 911 over an undercooked waffle.
Rules for photographing food in restaurants. Hestom Blumenthal’s Fat Duck moves to
Australia. René Redzepi’s Noma moves to Japan. A menu
printed the wrong way.
Edible water containers. Raw milk from a
vending machine. The American cafes which take
milk seriously. On
April Fools’ jokes. Photographs of
Victory Gardens. A
review of Rachel Laudan’s Cuisine and Empire. How to pronounce ‘
croissant‘ in America.
Klimt cake. Most of the
New Yorker‘s artists are not vegetarian. Gardening while
Klingon beer. ‘there’s one
ghost who has taken an industrious approach, choosing to operate a creepy Coca-Cola machine on an innocuous corner in Seattle’s Capitol Hill.’ How to make
brewed from trees. Do
not make this cake. Goats are very
Beautiful wooden spoons.
Drinkers in art. In praise of