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Posts tagged ‘Michelle Obama’

Food Links, 17.04.2013

Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Brandsreport.

What to eat.

Why Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move tour may not succeed.

The right-wing agenda of Eden Foods.

How America gained weight between 1985 and 2010.

Whither the American food movement?

Insects: food of the future.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s faddy diet is very, very dangerous. (And why she’s an evil genius. Possibly.)

A short film about New York’s ‘canners‘.

Sustainable pig farming is possible.

Generational attitudes towards sushi and gay marriage.

Why we should eat wonky fruit and vegetables.

The rise of China’s tomato industry. And Asda’s ‘Italian‘ tomato puree comes from…China.

Surprising facts about fast food.

Concrete-filled walnuts.

The rediscovery of home bread making in Italy.

An attempt to remove Italian words from a menu in a Quebec restaurant.

The joy of cauliflower.

What causes beef rainbows?

Sales of golden ale increase.

Making little cakes with Martha Washington.

In praise of lentils.

Africa is a Country launches a new series on African cooking.

Where to buy the best toasted cheese in London.

Seb Emina on breakfasts in literature. (Thanks, Sarang!)

Different McNugget shapes have names.

The best TV shows.

Human-shaped gummi bears.

Madeleine, or biscotte?

Bread- and pastry-making in Lebanon.

On congee.

How to make your own mozzarella.

Improvising cake.

The Vaportini.

Aging wine in the sea.

Literary cakes.

A review of The Art of the Tart.

The food and drink of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The Adria brothers’ new restaurant.

The fad for cereal milk.

The resignation cake.

These are courtesy of my Mum:

The self-stirring saucepan.

On strawberries and cream.

Goblin-Proofing One’s Chicken Coop.

On Fanny Cradock.

Food Links, 15.06.2011

Tim Lang argues that twentieth-century attitudes towards food cannot solve our global food crisis (and makes the point that Walmart’s presence in South Africa is a Very Bad Thing indeed).

The Carbon Brief provides a useful overview of recent research on food, hunger, and climate change.

A ‘food desert’ is a region with limited access to healthy food – usually because supermarkets, accessible only by car, have been replaced by convenience stores selling mainly processed food. This map plots food deserts in the US.

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, argues that the food movement is not elitist.

Tom Philpott discusses Walmart’s ‘commitment’ to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move programme.

Life for the very poor in Guatemala shows how screwed up the world’s food system is.

The World Health Organisation takes on non-communicable, lifestyle-related diseases (and shows how bad big food companies are for our health).

On gluttony.

Consider honey.

The Great Trek 2.0 – South Africa’s white farmers move north.

In praise of asparagus.

The New York Times reports that farming tilapia on an industrial scale is a bad idea. How very surprising.