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Food Links, 10.09.2014

  • The fast food workers’ strike in the US. They were not paid to strike. But will these strikes actually work?
  • Russians respond to the ban on western food.
  • The rich are eating better, the poor are eating worse.
  • Synbio.
  • Sugar and fat are not addictive.
  • In Boston, food trucks are safer than restaurants.
  • Why fast food is more expensive this year.
  • Organic farming won’t save the world.
  • Raw sugar is no healthier than refined sugar.
  • Alain Ducasse (almost) abandons meat.
  • Urban agriculture in Cleveland.
  • Rumours of shortages of kale, chia seeds, amaranth, and quinoa.
  • A brief history of the pumpkin spice latte.
  • Americans are eating more butter.
  • The barn revival.
  • Roald Dahl on food.
  • In praise of Yotam Ottolenghi and Diana Henry.
  • ‘They proudly revel in the relentless, boorish stuffing of faces, unchecked public intoxication, and wasteful excess.’
  • A history of picnics through photography.
  • Vegan cheesecake.
  • The evolution of caffeine.
  • Patat Oorlog.
  • The language of tea. (Thanks, mum!)
  • A market in Da Lat, Vietnam.
  • Insect snacks in Massachusetts.
  • How to divide cake batter evenly between pans.
  • Where to eat in Gujarat.
  • The science of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Breakfast in Istanbul.
  • Jennifer Lopez’s birthday cake.
  • Buttered coffee.
  • Why restaurants discontinue dishes.
  • Eating rat.
  • How to clean a wooden rolling pin.
  • Things that contain no calories.
  • Eating across Texas.
  • Raspberry and quince jelly teacake.
  • South Indian cool drinks.
  • Making maple syrup.
  • Death threats at a whiskey distillery in Texas.
  • Monster soup.
  • Coasters.
  • Salt beef sandwiches.
  • The end of cereal?
  • A recipe comic.
  • Chicken, bacon, and bean stew.
  • Minimalist cocktail posters.
  • Unpaid graft.
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