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Food Links, 08.01.2014

Food Links, 27.12.2013

Food Links, 18.12.2013


Food Links, 04.12.2013

Food Links, 20.11.2013

  • Israel’s prickly pears are under threat.
  • Cases of malnutrition have doubled in English hospitals.
  • Growing maize for ethanol is an ecological disaster.
  • The increasing attractiveness of sorghum.
  • Why maize-based agriculture is problematic.
  • Will a tax on sugary soft drinks reduce obesity?
  • McRib was first introduced in 1982, shortly after the company had designed the McNugget.’
  • Should Tasmania remain GM-free?
  • Eat your apple cores.
  • Using cooking to cope with Alzheimer’s.
  • Jon Stewart dismisses Chicago pizza.
  • Flying fish supper.
  • The Pocket Bakery.
  • The worst restaurant customers.
  • Cumin is the best spice.
  • Hot spiced gingerbread.
  • A pie chart about pies.
  • How drunk were late-Victorian train drivers?
  • How to clean out your fridge.
  • Egg whites are more expensive than ever.
  • Reinventing sushi.
  • Interesting food packaging.
  • ‘Police have seized 150 kilograms of cheese found in the back seat and boot of a car stopped in Sydney.’
  • Where to eat in Kinshasa.
  • The return of offal.
  • Understanding MOOCs through food.
  • Orson Welles attempts to sell frozen peas.
  • The long debate over the privatisation of London’s water supply.
  • How to write about African food.
  • Bell Peppers.’
  • ‘The bhut jolokia is a hundred and fifty times hotter than a jalapeño. Gastromasochists have likened it to molten lava, burning needles, and “the tip of my tongue being branded by a fine point of heated steel.”’
  • Mark Bittman is surprised in Chinatown.
  • Jay Rayner on trying and re-trying food.
  • London’s best hot chocolate.

Food Links, 13.11.2013

Food Links, 06.11.2013

Food Links. 03.10.2013

  • Ending hunger with the ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters.
  • Farm workers need healthcare too.
  • ‘It has been estimated that Colombian [coffee] plantations would have to be moved up by 167m for every degree of warming.’
  • Pret a Manger, Pizza Express, and Strada don’t appear to have paid their taxes recently.
  • The disease killing piglets in China and the United States.
  • Why a recent paper by Tim Noakes on his high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, amounts to bad science.
  • The US food stamp programme is about to have its budget cut.
  • Aubergines will not cure colon cancer.
  • Butter is not bad for you.
  • Which is healthier: coffee or a smoothie?
  • Using sewerage as fertiliser.
  • How Starbucks went from six cafes in 1984, to 18,000 outlets in 2013.
  • Making crockery out of soil dug from San Francisco’s tenderloin.
  • What really happened when Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s for selling too-hot coffee.
  • ‘the chilies for Sriracha need to be processed within a day of being picked.’
  • In fact, the Sriracha factory may well cease to function.
  • Thieves steal baked beans – and other food heists.
  • Where Lou Reed liked to eat.
  • Why was so much vitriol directed at the most recent series of Great British Bake Off?
  • ‘I hate to be the one to break it to you – but Bangkok is not in Malaysia.’
  • On buttermilk.
  • Why some food is addictive. (Thanks, Emma!)
  • Inside-out toffee apples.
  • Mint chocolate-flavoured crisps.
  • Kitchen rules to live by.
  • The language used to sell tomatoes.
  • A very big oyster.
  • An interview with Nigella Lawson.
  • Increasing numbers of graduates are becoming farmers.
  • Fruit-themed bus shelters.
  • Why do kettles whistle?
  • The Copenhagen restaurant which uses food past its sell-by date. (Thanks, Ester!)
  • The recent crazes for kale and morogo.
  • Understanding Korea through its food.
  • The fish and chip shop with its own artist-in-residence.
  • A cake in the shape of a unicorn.
  • Fanny Cradock cooks an omelette.
  • Bill Buford on Alain Ducasse.
  • Literary meals.
  • The fruit and nut exhibition at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (1909).
  • How to make pentagram pie.
  • A brief history of fake blood.
  • Feed the Beast: the world’s only horror cake shop.
  • These are courtesy of my mum:
  • Is gin the answer to your matrimonial problems?
  • Middle-class food crazes.

Food Links, 23.09.2013

[Exit, pursued by a warthog.]

Kindly readers! I shall be away for a week or so, finishing a manuscript at Pullen Farm in the lowveld. I believe there may be warthogs. I have packed, of course, a copy of C. Louis Leipoldt’s Bushveld Doctor. And a lot of mosquito repellent.

In the meanwhile, I leave you:

This piece I wrote for Africa is a Country about Johannesburg’s newest museum in Fietas.

This photograph of street food in Fordsburg:


This new video from the Lumineers:

And these links:

Be back soon xx