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Food Links, 04.06.2014

  • How some of Cape Town’s residents struggle to find clean water.
  • The fungus threatening the world’s coffee supply.
  • How to feed nine billion people.
  • ‘together they [Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever] churn out more than Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland’s annual total of 250 million tons of greenhouse gases.’
  • The close links between professional nutritionists’ organisations and Big Food.
  • The influence of advertising over children’s food choices.
  • The McDonald’s logo has been appropriated by democracy activists in Thailand.
  • How fridges can change lives.
  • A defense of pink slime.
  • Saving rare poultry breeds.
  • ‘If the South, which is so central to modern Republicanism, can be defined in some sense by its food and its religion, then lines can be drawn between the buffet and the mega-church, the pig pickin’ and the tent revival, home cooking and the old-fashioned community congregation (though in the buffet it is the grease, and not the Holy Spirit, that sends you writhing to the floor).’
  • Where are the sardines?
  • Cooking with Maya Angelou.
  • How to find out where the ingredients in a recipe originated.
  • Ugly Fruit.
  • Engineering food crazes.
  • Why do we abuse alcohol?
  • The politics of school lunches.
  • Making squirrel, earthworms, and periwinkles delicious.
  • ‘Side of Delicious Ranch Dressing: $1,000.’
  • Eating breakfast in Hong Kong.
  • Communal tables.
  • Fashion’s embrace of fast food.
  • Save French food! Don’t save French food.
  • Grow your own salad vegetables.
  • The rediscovery of Home Economics.
  • ‘if it was bottled before about 1945, there shouldn’t be any cesium 137 — radioactive evidence of exploded nuclear bombs and the Atomic Age — in the wine.’
  • What not to put in the fridge.
  • Toothpicks are the best cake testers.
  • How to spatchcock a chicken.
  • Watermelon cake.
  • Introducing Finnish bread to New York.
  • A brief history of the fortune cookie.
  • Gluten-free restaurants in London.
  • Which country makes the best tea?
  • Baking buildings.
  • Drink more orange wine.
  • A brief history of ramen.
  • France’s best food markets.
  • Strange ice cream flavours.
  • Does wine prevent tooth decay?
  • ‘Long abandoned, the underground cities of Cappadocia have rather suddenly been rediscovered: by the produce industry.’
  • Honest advertising.
  • Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Australia’s first cookbook.
  • Bombs made out of jam tins.
  • Tunbridge Cakes.
  • Raspberry swirl chocolate.
  • A recipe for London’s best doughnuts.
  • Food in Pokémon.
  • No, you can’t hurt water‘s feelings.
  • Using sheep as lawn mowers. Using goats to prevent fires.
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. teatrayinthesky #

    Welcome back 🙂

    June 4, 2014
  2. I’ve missed these! (And there goes my evening…)

    June 4, 2014

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