On famine and food in North Korea.
How hummus conquered Britain.
How to taste wine without sounding obnoxious.
Cape Town appears in the London Review of Breakfasts.
More evidence that healthy people shouldn’t take vitamin supplements.
Beer and the ethics of food blogging.
Allegra McEvedy discusses her knife collection.
The New York Times awards Imperial No. Nine no stars in a scathing review – and here are some of the worst lines, presented by kittens.
The link between obesity and the incredible increase in rates of type 2 diabetes in the UK.
So who is Ruth Bourdain?
Will the cupcake ever die? (Thanks Jane!)
How to make sloe gin. (The answer? Sloe-ly. *ahem* Sorry.)
The empty pantry: food insecurity in the United States.
Jay Rayner waxes lyrical about a new food venture in London, Brixton Village.
China seems to re-think its embrace of industrial agriculture.
How to make vanilla extract.
Peanut butter and climate change.
The ten best and worst aspects of America’s food scene.
On cooking sous-vide. (Thanks Dad!)
Ten food myths debunked. (Thanks Mum!)
How to eat the rich.
Hayibo covers the recent tension over vegetable exports in Europe.
Foreign Policy‘s theme for its May/June edition is food, and it’s fascinating. Lester Brown writes about the new geopolitics of food, and this amazing article shows how food explains the world.
Why are food prices at the mercy of bankers?
The Guardian has an excellent guide to the global food crisis.
Should the US government subsidise the growing of sweeteners?
The French government has banned the riot police from drinking alchohol with their meals. Daft.
On the origins of measuring the calorie content of food.
This fascinating infographic from the World Resources Institute charts global greenhouse gas emissions – agriculture is responsible for 13.8% of them, and loads of nitrous oxide and methane.
Penguin has just released its Great Food series: a collection of twenty short books each dedicated to the writing of great food writers.
‘The fact that half of the most costly food pathogens are found in meat suggests that food safety laws at the USDA need an overhaul’. Nice.
Can you feed a family of four on £50 a week? I would have thought so.