On Spanish pigs.
What to drink with your meal if you’re teetotal.
Where are the undernourished?
This infographic demonstrates beautifully that healthy food tends to be more expensive than sugary, salty snack food.
Chocolate is good for your heart.
Tom Philpott reviews Nick Cullather‘s The Hungry World, a new history of the Green Revolution.
The dangers of ‘detox’.
On the famine in Somali: It’s the Politics…Stupid.
Transforming fridges into cinemas.
The rise of street food in Britain.
Are vegetables losing their nutrients?
Mark Bittman discusses US legislation around salmonella.
A Swedish man splits atoms in his kitchen. I think this is glorious. And this is his blog which is named, of course, Richard’s Reactor.
On the rise of the ‘super insects’ which are resistant to the pesticides which the evil empire Monsanto markets alongside its seeds.
The tricks of food photography (thanks Isabel!).
How far would you travel for amazing food?
Is eating well and healthily always expensive?
David Chang’s new food magazine, Lucky Peach, looks absolutely amazing.
Spain’s gastro burglars strike again!
Photographs of the last meal ever served at El Bulli. (It reopens in 2014 as a think tank.)
Niger and Somalia: A Tale of Two Famines.
On Beekeeping without Borders in Afghanistan.
Participation in the United States’s food stamp programme is at a record high.
American bread packaging from the 1940s and 1950s.
This is such a brilliant idea: Eat Your Books helps you to find recipes in your cook book collection.
The El Bulli dish name generator.
On the American government’s efforts to regulate the food industry.
This is fascinating: a new study published by the FAO argues that global demand for edible oils and cereals is actually slowing down. This means that high food prices are not the result of increased demand from China and India.
How to make Viking heather beer. (I imagine that one could use fynbos in South Africa?)
A history of El Bulli.
Oh dear – it would seem that Zabar’s lobster salad doesn’t contain any…lobster.
Duck hearts on toast.
On food, design, politics, and the counterculture in 1960s San Francisco.
Hamburgers from McDonald’s don’t age….
On cooking in a small kitchen.
The Royal Academy has a new restaurant.
How utterly bizarre: a restaurant in the Ukraine which serves only pork fat moulded in a variety of forms (including Van Gogh’s ear and Marilyn Monroe’s lips).
A history of milk.
‘cookery as the counterfeiter’s art: dietary restrictions reframed as sensory surrogates’ – a dinner for vegetarians and omnivores in which it’s impossible to tell meaty and non-meaty dishes apart.
How drought becomes famine.
The science of beer.
How will fracking impact on our food supply?
Partly because of its emphasis on increasing yields, the Gates Foundation, in partnership with the evil empire Monsanto, is pushing genetically engineered crops in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Malawi.
Seven food and drinks trends in the US for 2011.
Famine looms in the Horn of Africa. This is why.
Sarah Lohman cooks ‘temporal fusion cuisine’ and keeps an amazing website called Four Pounds of Flour. Here she plots changing tastes in America.
Chefs go wild about Nathan Myhrvold and Chris Young’s Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.
Tom Philpott discusses the link between catastrophic flooding and industrial agriculture.
There’s recently been a gloriously self-important spat between (some) South African food bloggers and food writers. This is Mandy de Waal’s excellent article for the Mail and Guardian which started it, and this is the hilariously bonkers response from one blog.
Jay Rayner considers the latest research into the relationship between meat consumption and cancer.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation reports that the world wastes or loses 1.3 billion tons of food per year – that’s a third of the total supply.
Donald Paul for the Daily Maverick discusses South Africa’s food security.
How to make Cornish pasties. (And flapjacks – crunchies to South Africans.) And in praise of sandwiches.