Food Links, 16.04.2014
‘The demand for
sugar is set to rise by a further 25 percent by 2020.’ A map of
Walmart taking over America. And how it’s taking over organic food production. ‘like employees at Foxconn, the company that manufactures Apple products, Cargill’s poultry
workers will live on-site.’ Demand for food banks in the UK has been produced by
cuts to welfare. Droughts are raising the cost of
tea and coffee. Hormone-free
milk contains … hormones. Sriracha has been
declared a public nuisance in California. Is it worth
adding folic acid to bread flour? The many meanings of
green food on St Patrick’s Day. How chain restaurant
menus are engineered. Why milk bottle tops are
changing colour in the UK. Are you drinking the wrong kind of
+ angry Unusual ways of
preserving vegetables. Using
bees to protect elephants.
Coffee accounts for about half of the U.S. fair-trade market in volume terms’. A brief history of
sound influences the way we taste food. San Francisco takes steps to
ban plastic water bottles. A history of
London in five beers.
Hay art. Eating with our
hands. Lydia Davis on frozen
peas. ‘one of the most effete turf wars in history, with skinny bearded guys trying to kneecap each other without
spilling their macchiato.’ Learning about
Georgian cuisine. How to make the
perfect burger. Should
men pay more at all-you-can- eat buffets?
Slavery and the history of maple syrup brittle. Dock, dandelion, and nettle
Peruvian food. How coffee is
made around the world. A prom dress made out of
buys cookbooks, and why? The dangerous, competitive world of
mushroom picking. A dystopic fruit and vegetable
future. The fast food
breakfast wars. ‘Across multiple variables, online review narratives
reveal the reviewers’ concern with face and the presentation of self’.
Drawings with coffee rings. A brief
history of hot cross buns. And of Sinmel cakes. How to
move a restaurant across the world.
Mapping Waffle Houses across the US. Duck fat
cookies. The Sydney Harbour Bridge
made out of Tim Tams. How to
grow green beans.