I think Lorraine Pascale is utterly fantastic.
Michael Pollan adds a few more food rules.
‘The world would be a better, safer place, freer and more democratic, if our cheese and onion crisps tasted better.’ Yes, well: on the science of tasting food.
Harriet Deacon writes about food nominations to the Intangible Heritage Convention.
The world’s top 50 restaurants were announced recently. This is an incredible video about the restaurant ranked 28 – Combal Zero in Italy.
The loquat harvest is about to begin in Los Angeles.
It’s lambing season in the northern hemisphere.
AA Gill talks about eating and reviewing food.
New Mexican sheep farmers describe their busiest time of year, Easter.
‘last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world’s largest cassava exporter, went to just one place and almost all for one purpose: to China to make biofuel’ – the New York Times reports on the link between high food prices and the production of biofuels.
Check out Rene Redzepi (the chef proprietor of Noma, voted the best restaurant in the world last year) speaking at the TEDxObserver 2011 event. (The link comes courtesy of the lady who writes this blog.) And speaking of Redzepi, John Crace’s digested read of his recipe book is uncannily similar to the original.
Monsanto seems to be playing a role in Iowa’s anti-whistleblowing bill which, if passed, will make access to information about food production even more difficult.
In China, McDonalds becomes surprisingly open about how it sources its chicken. (And, yes, the campaign is called ‘Chickileaks’.)
One of the major obstacles to small-scale farmers in the US (and elsewhere too, I imagine) is the lack of abattoirs.
Arizona – yes, a red state – mulls over a suggestion to tax the obese.
‘Even the simple pleasure of a good bowl of cereal is touched by global policy shifts.’ On how shifts in global food prices and policies impact on what we eat.