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Netflix Star Samin Nosrat’s ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Is a Marxist Fantasy - Eater
“They say the potter always drinks out of a broken pot,” Nosrat’s mother tells her in the last episode, “Heat,” as they share some rice that misses the serving plate. In what kind of world is the food fallen on the counter the best bite? One that will belong to the workers, someday.
food  politics  identity  cooking  creativity  labor  work  socialism  video  television 
7 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Sorry New York, California Is Just Better Now - Eater
So collectively, Los Angeles and the Bay Area project out into the world enlightened multiculturalism, casual confidence, quality born from exceptional farming, freethinking (dishes can taste of a specific village in Mexico or a chef’s tinkerings; if it truly hangs together both are okay!), luxury, and accessibility.
food  california  nyc  chicago  losangeles  sanfrancisco  oakland  cooking  restaurant  immigration 
12 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The New Yorker: Crying in H Mart
I wonder how many people at H Mart miss their families. How many are thinking of them as they bring their trays back from the different stalls. Whether they’re eating to feel connected, to celebrate these people through food. Which ones weren’t able to fly back home this year, or for the past ten years? Which ones are like me, missing the people who are gone from their lives forever?
memory  family  southkorea  food  shopping  identity  philadelphia  cancer  asianamerican 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
A Conversation With Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali About 'The Monk of Mokha'
One day I walked into a specialty coffee shop and had a cup of naturally processed coffee from Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region. I tasted blueberries, honeysuckle, and it had a sweet lingering aftertaste. The barista spoke to me about where it was grown, the elevation, varietal, how it was processed — but most of all, how their direct relationship to these growers make it possible for the farmers to make more money and live a better life. That part of it really became my entry point into the world of coffee.
coffee  drinking  africa  food  farming  culture  writing  nonfiction  books 
february 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The surprising origin of Argentina’s brazen pastry names
Now when I visit my favourite Buenos Aires cake shop and order a bag full of friar’s balls and little cannons, I know I’m not only about to enjoy something sweet with my café con leche, but I’m also honouring a fight for equality.
argentina  food  history  politics  anarchism  labor  language  southamerica  immigration 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Triple Delight blueberries from Fresno @ Berkeley Farmers Market
food  freshfruit  from twitter
june 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Japan as a rice culture? Not so quick, says anthropologist | The Japan Times Online
"The power of the rice ideology meant that non-agrarian populations were written off from history. To say that Japan is a rice culture is to deny the presence of others," she said.

By the 20th century, though, rice was firmly entrenched in the national diet — and with the rise of Japan's militarism, its aggressions in mainland Asia, and then World War II, the humble seed's symbolism took a darker turn.

"Agrarian ideology was ruthlessly used by the military government," wrote Ohnuki-Tierney in her 1993 book. "White rice, that is, domestic rice, was construed to represent the purity of the Japanese self.
food  japan  asia  ritual  history  power 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
I Will Check My Phone At Dinner And You Will Deal With It
Is part of it antisocial? Sure. Can it lead to distractions if you read a work-related email that you need to respond to? Of course. But this is the way the world works now. We’re always connected and always on call. And some of us prefer it that way.
dinner  food  mobile  technology  friendship  relationships  culture  attention  presence  social 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
‘High on the Hog’ by Jessica B. Harris - Review -
"'High on the Hog' covers a lot of territory in terms of African-American eating habits."
food  cuisine  from twitter
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Berkeley Bowl Union Gets Off the Mat | News | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | East Bay Express
Although it's loved by East Bay progressives and liberals because of its organic and natural foods, Berkeley Bowl has a long history of union fights. The employees unionized under the UFCW in the late-1970s, but voted to decertify in 1986 when, according to UFCW spokesperson Mike Henneberry, the workforce of 24 was made up mostly of the owners' relatives. Then in 2003, the workers voted not to unionize, but the NLRB found the vote so riddled with problems, it imposed the union in 2004.

In Berkeley, employees at Safeway and Andronico's belong to UFCW; Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Berkeley Bowl West are non-union. UFCW is currently mounting a union drive at BevMo! which has stores in Albany, Emeryville, and Oakland.

The rerun of the Berkeley Bowl union election is tentatively set for March 23.
Berkeley  food  unions  labor  activism  wholefoods  safeway  traderjoes 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Wine and food pairing advice from an expert - Inside Bay Area
But for those who want to do their own pairings, Hough suggests you ignore nuances and focus on broader characteristics: "How acidic it is, how sweet, how intense, the tannins, the intensity. Those characteristics tend to be consistent within a varietal."
wine  food  beverages  aesthetics  cooking  parties 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Hive Mind - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
Walking into the store, I am blown away by the lovely smell. It is sweet, grassy, and earthy. It is the smell of pure honey.
food  sanfrancisco  animals 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Attention Whole Foods Shoppers - By Robert Paarlberg | Foreign Policy
If we are going to get serious about solving global hunger, we need to de-romanticize our view of preindustrial food and farming. And that means learning to appreciate the modern, science-intensive, and highly capitalized agricultural system we've developed in the West. Without it, our food would be more expensive and less safe. In other words, a lot like the hunger-plagued rest of the world.
farming  food  shopping  science  power 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
NYC food blogger Cathy Erway ate in for a year -
“When you’re cooking for yourself, you don’t need a lot of stuff. You just need a good knife, creativity and a willingness to eat whatever you might mess up.”
food  creativity  cheap  blogging  nyc  economy  relationships  community 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Ironton Tribune | Atlanta offers blend of history, modern culture
I was told that this diner hearkens back to 1930s Harlem when celebrities visiting Wells restaurant in the early morning hours couldn't decide if they wanted dinner or breakfast.

The strange but delicious combination of juicy fried chicken with sweet, syrupy waffles was born.
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Restaurants Use Menu Psychology to Entice Diners -
“We thought long and hard about the psychology because this is a complete relaunch of a restaurant entirely through its menu and through the psychology of the menu,” Mr. Meyer said. “The chefs write the music and the menu becomes the lyrics, and sometimes the music is gorgeous and it’s got the wrong lyrics and the lyrics can torpedo the music.”
music  food  business  psychology  marketing  design  attention  songwriting 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Becoming a piece of meat - Sex -
[...] Monogamy can work beautifully but it's a constant moving and growing and changing thing. A marriage doesn't get fixed, it moves. I don't know if I'd call it an indictment of marriage, I'd call it an indictment of the assumption that monogamy is the one necessary thing. I had to change how I was married and become a person who can stand on her own two feet. To find out that I could be a singular human being and also be in a marriage was the only reason that our marriage was able to survive. [...]
meat  cooking  sex  relationships  gender  marriage  power  food 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFP: White House veggies for Obama's big night
The guests' other choice, which also paid tribute to both Indian and African-American cuisine, was roasted potato dumplings with tomato chutney, chickpeas and okra.
vegetarian  food  whitehouse  obama  india 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge Oakland gets a taste for gourmet
The best part, Hackett said, is that doing business in Oakland is about a third of the price of San Francisco, where the minimum wage is $1.79 more an hour. In addition, San Francisco businesses with more than 20 employees are required under the Health Care Security Ordinance to pay $1.23 an hour extra per worker. That amount goes up 8 cents in January, and rises to $1.96 for San Francisco restaurants with more than 100 employees. The city also requires restaurants to compensate full-time staff nine days of sick pay.
eastbay  bayarea  oakland  food  restaurants  marketing  sanfrancisco  business  employment  work  jobs 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge | 09/29/2009 | More women become brewers and enjoy a wide range of beers
“Two years ago, our first meeting had 22 women in attendance. Now our organization has more than 300 members. We’re not only promoting women’s professionalism in the beer industry, we’re also encouraging women to be educated consumers of beer.”
beer  beverages  women  gender  food  cooking 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
In Los Angeles, Mexican Songs Without Borders -
Narcocorridos make you feel good, Pablo had told me, at a Oaxacan restaurant in downtown Los Angeles over mole and horchata, a sugary rice drink. Pablo has a sweet tooth. He also has a taste for bitter, bloody narco songs.

It has nothing to do with dealing or using drugs yourself, he said. It’s the stories — of power and vengeance, of lust and betrayal — all to that happy beer-hall beat. If you’ve had a bad day at work, you’re sad, or lonely, a jolt of corrido picks you up.

When he hears them, Pablo said, “Oh man, I feel like I don’t give a damn,” using another word for damn. “I feel free.” He laughed.

Pablo’s not a drug dealer or user. He’s not even Mexican. He’s from El Salvador. He was right, I thought — people everywhere have been writing, singing and drawing consolation from desolate songs forever.
songwriting  mexico  losangeles  california  creativity  music  food  beer 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFTER STAFF - Nader Khouri, Commercial success with an emphasis on food | RESOLVE — the liveBooks photo blog
Many photographers don’t have much text on their websites, and I decided to use text to help put my work into context. Not all clients will look at the text, but I value it when photographers take the time to give some explanation. I believe in the power of images to give a point of view, but I also think that stating a mission helps complement the images. Not only that, but it helps set the stage for the kinds of expectations I have for myself and of the clients I want to work with.
photography  business  marketing  creativity  food  ethics  aesthetics 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
This might change your mind about sardines - Inside Bay Area
"The problem is Americans think of sardines as something that's oily, stinky and comes from a can," Coale says. "What we're trying to do is get Americans to think outside the can."
fish  food  cooking 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Eating Up “Food, Inc.” - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog -
One window into journalism: A good chunk of Friday afternoon was spent chasing one elusive fact. Food, Inc. reported that the number of FDA food safety inspections had fallen from 50,000 in 1972 to 9,164 in 2006. I thought that was a telling statistic and included it in my draft, but I also asked my assistant, Natasha Yefimov, to double-check the figures with the FDA.

The FDA said the figures were wrong — both of them. The FDA acknowledged that the number of inspections had dropped, but said the 1972 figure was 10,610, while the fiscal year 2006 figure was 7,498 domestically and 125 abroad. The FDA said it had no idea where the other numbers could have come from. [...]
nytimes  politics  news  journalism  food  film  cinema  documentary  government 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Brief Life as a Woman - Well Blog -
I was in the middle of treatment for an aggressive case of prostate cancer last winter, and it included a six-month course of hormone therapy. My Lupron shots suppressed testosterone, which is the fuel for prostate cancer.

When your testosterone is being throttled, there are bound to be side effects. So, with the help of Lupron, I spent a few months aboard the Good Ship Menopause with all the physical baggage that entails. It’s a trip that most men don’t expect to take.
women  men  health  humor  nytimes  cancer  identity  food 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The New Normal - Richard Florida
If the Pew data are accurate, it's not tech-driven consumption - less than a third (31 percent) of those surveyed consider high-speed internet a necessity, and just 4 percent say they need an iPod.

But there are many things that are not asked about, as Salmon notes, like " intangibles,'" or spending on personal development (education, learning), higher-quality food, exercise, health-care, green products, or a cleaner environment.
environment  urban  future  economy  shopping  marketing  business  cities  money  education  food  health 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Emily Achenbaum: Reporter turned 'farmer housewife' --
I'm leaving to see how self-sufficient I can be. I'm going to try growing our own vegetables, learn how to can and preserve them, and shop locally for everything else. We're going to see how little we can buy and how much we can reduce our use of electricity. I'll be taking care of our home, working on some personal writing projects and freelance assignments, devoting my extra time to volunteer organizations I care about, and shifting to a slower pace of life I hope to find more satisfying.
journalism  simplicity  economy  writing  volunteering  food  chicago  illinois 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
African immigrants help shape Portland's small black community - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland -
"African American is birth and tradition, but it's also who people say you are," she says. "It's not enough to be African, because that's just who you are by yourself. If you are African American, then you are part of a community."
race  portland  black  oregon  africa  food  immigration  identity  community 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Jack in the Box burger tops unhealthful list - Los Angeles Times
The $1 burger from San Diego-based Jack in the Box topped the ranking because of its hamburger patty and "hefty helpings of cheese and mayo-onion sauce," said Krista Haynes, Cancer Project staff dietitian. The item contains 23 grams of fat, 860 milligrams of sodium, and bacon, a processed meat that Haynes said was associated with increased colorectal cancer risk.

[...] After ranking the Jack in the Box burger as the worst choice, the group said that Taco Bell's Cheesy Double Beef Burrito was a close second. The burrito contains processed beef and nacho cheese sauce. It weighs in at 20 grams of fat, including 7 grams of saturated fat, as well as 460 calories and contains what the Cancer Project called "an astonishing 1,620 milligrams of sodium."

Burger King's Breakfast Sausage Biscuit ranked third on the list of five. The McDouble from McDonald's was fourth and Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger was fifth.
food  business  corporations  vegan  cancer  health  science  research 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
To Kill a Turkey - Isthmus | The Daily Page
I knew this moment was coming and thought this was where I'd wrestle with my conscience. I'd tell myself this turkey had an uncommonly good life, on a farm in Vernon County. We should all be so lucky. It was raised for one reason — to be, in the end, "good eatin'." And death would come swiftly.

But could I really kill this animal? And for what? So I could have a tasty meal? My son is a vegetarian; so are some of my friends. They manage to eat without animals dying. Why can't I?
food  holiday  turkey  farming  wisconsin 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge | Fed up with mass-produced food, more young urbanites decide to hit the dirt | Indianapolis Entertainment
"If you look back not too long ago, Indianapolis was a major vegetable-producing area. We had the skills and the land and the environment to feed Indianapolis just 80 years ago, 75 years ago."
indiana  food  farming  land  environment  cities  urban 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - Photo Shoot
"Should I smile?" I ask.

"Just try and look natural," the young woman says, her finger moving toward the camera's shutter button. "Relax. This is going to be fun."

My face breaks into a smile. This is going to be fun.

The camera clicks and whirrs — capturing a moment in time that will never come again.

Man, I hope I don't look constipated.
photography  food  restaurant  writing  nonfiction  blogging  books  anonymity 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Berlin, the Big Canvas -
It's nice to read this story since I've begun Paul Beatty's "Slumberland," which is set in 1980s/90s Berlin
cities  art  food  germany  europe  urban 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Padma Lakshmi: The anti-Martha Stewart - Los Angeles Times
"In my kitchen, things are chaotic, people talk over each other, neighbors drop in when they're not invited and friends stay way later than they should. I would call myself the imperfect hostess."
health  culture  cooking  food  social  business  marketing  friendship 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Lara Vapnyar’s Writing Mixes Food and Fiction -
“Beginning writers often don’t give their characters enough particulars. Food is something that readers can understand.”
food  writing  creativity  aesthetics  russia  nyc  fiction  cooking 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Motivates the Wine Shopper? — Eric Asimov - New York Times
"The mood and the food and the context really matters. It’s the neglected pairing.”
wine  beverages  aesthetics  marketing  food  social  money  shopping  psychology 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Life: Pairing wine with Asian and Hawaiian cuisine -
"Two things make Riesling the most versatile wine with our style of food: great acid profile and a little bit of sweetness – it's an off-dry wine. How many dishes do you know that aren't enhanced by a squeeze of lemon or a squeeze of lime?"
wine  beverages  food  asian  hawaii  drinking  cooking 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What's on Tap: Which pairs better with fine food - beer or wine? - San Jose Mercury News
"The truth is that the majority of beer drunk in the United States is some variance of a light lager. But craft beer is different. It has as much presence and body as good wine, and these days can contain as much alcohol as wine."
beer  wine  alcohol  beverages  drinking  food  california  riesling 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Gerard Woodward
"The troubled attitude of the English to alcohol seems often to stem from an anxiety about lack of supply. [...] Managed well, the drinking of alcohol is a beautiful experience — socially cohesive, possibly even enlightening."
alcohol  drinking  beverages  beer  wine  uk  writing  food  families  fiction  social 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge Ink Q&A - Jeff Gordinier
"Talk about your vision of the ideal life." "Any vision of the ideal life can only begin at the moment when you realize that an ideal life is impossible. That said, if olive oil is not involved, neither am I."
books  food  writing 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Kim Sunée
"Hush, you'll say / light candles, break bread, / pour wine. Let's practice / the simple, small acts of the living. / Touch me, here / in this quiet kitchen of the night."
poetry  writing  fiction  books  food 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories - New York Times
"China not only was the world’s biggest palm oil importer last year, holding steady at 5.2 million tons in the first 11 months of the year, but it also doubled its soybean oil imports to 2.9 million tons, forcing buyers elsewhere to switch to palm oil."
china  food  globalization  economics  farming  health  asia 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New Gourmet Ghetto -
"Temescal is the hottest-growing area in the city. Right now it's a place that young urbanists can move into. Eventually it'll get too expensive."
california  realestate  food  photography  oakland  bayarea  cities  urban 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Judy Gold has '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother' - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch
“We did the gamut — reform, orthodox, conservative, black, white, gay, straight. ... The only thing they had in common is they were Jewish, they were mothers, and there was always food if we went to someone’s house."
judaism  parenting  women  religion  culture  food  comedy  humor 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Taste of Fame: Entertainment & Culture:
"I never thought that this would be the way. I never thought it would be food. But if you think about it, I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she’s gonna cook for dinner when she’s finishing her lunch."
marketing  newyork  london  literature  food  fashion  cooking  television 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Virtual marketers have second thoughts about Second Life - Los Angeles Times
"[T]he representations of the people who play in it don't have human needs. Food and drink aren't necessary, teleporting is the easiest way to get around and clothing is optional. In fact, the human form itself is optional."
games  online  www  marketing  behavior  fashion  food  corporations 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
New York Wineries Face Tastings Gone Wild - New York Times
“I had to start charging because young people looking for a quick buzz would come in and go right down the list of 21 wines and taste without spending a dime."
food  wine  alcohol  newyork  leisure 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Hangar One Vodka
At least a dozen half-shot tastings? On a old naval air base? With a great view of S.F.? For $10? Man, I'm going back, that's all there is to it.
food  beverages  alcohol  alameda 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Frump-Free Cooking: The Look That Sizzles - New York Times
"Everyone has to have a little bit of hootchy. But the trick is not to have it go too far, because if it becomes too overly sexual, issues of hygiene come into play."
food  marketing  fashion  television  women  cooking  gender 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nanoseconds Of Happiness -
"Better to be a little anxious and on the prowl than to be happy and eaten. After all, our perpetual pursuit of pleasures, such as food, safety and sex, is precisely what keeps the species going."
apple  iphone  technology  psychology  food  sex  happiness 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
My, Your Car Looks So Delicious - New York Times
"Chefs have learned a lesson car designers want their bosses to accept: presentation counts. Whether the product is cars or food, it’s not just what you slap onto the plate, but the style and ambiance with which you serve it."
marketing  cars  corporation  business  food  art  design 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Raw
"Sushi had started as a form of preservation but it was becoming precisely the opposite: a way of using the infrastructure of modernity to chaperone a delicate dish around the world."
food  japan  usa  globalization  marketing  farming  culture  books 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Class Consciousness-Raiser
"Humor in poverty? About people and sex. In the middle class? About situations. In wealth? About social faux pas. [...] The key question about food in poverty: Did you have enough? In the middle class: Did you like it? In wealth: Was it presented well?"
poor  poverty  class  education  academia  humor  wealth  food 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Serious Eats: Required Eating: James Beard Awards: A Sea of White Faces
"I have to say that, as a brown person, I get creeped out when I see photos from events like this; whether intentional or not, the message I get out of it is a subtle but firm 'not for you.' "
food  race  cooking  society 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Des'ree boasts worst pop lyric of all time | Lifestyle | Reuters
"I don't want to see a ghost/ It's the sight that I fear most/ I'd rather have a piece of toast/ Watch the evening news."
songwriting  aesthetics  pop  rock  uk  polls  food 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge Life | A year of eating locally
"We can use that buying power in a transaction that burns excessive fossil fuels, erodes topsoil, supports multinationals that pay their workers just a few bucks a day -- or [...] strengthen neighborhood food economies, keep green spaces alive [...]"
food  farming  books  nonfiction  virgina  interviews 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge Life | My vegan friend insists I justify myself
"We are what we are. We eat what we eat. In the end, we do not become steaks or bacon or flowers. We become dust."
food  friendship  relationships  farming 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Starbucks Nation - Los Angeles Times
"In an odd and, I grant, surreal way, Starbucks may be one of the last remaining venues where Americans of different views can fraternize peaceably, united in their jonesing for caffeine. Put that in a memo."
caffeine  marketing  coffee  business  corporations  identity  food  beverages  losangeles  seattle  culture 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen: Honey Bee Deaths and Swarming
"The walker, the observer, and the nature lover in me hopes that we can help our little black and yellow friends to recover and bounce back to their flitting from flower to flower ways."
nature  environment  fauna  insects  farming  food  california 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cooking and Chromosomes » jugalbandi
"When someone tells me I’m lucky to have J, I agree. I’m fortunate I found him when I did, and not when I am 70. However, the fact remains, I refuse to settle for less. He’s equally lucky to have me. [...]"
cooking  food  men  women  feminism  identity  family  families  marriage  relationships  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Year Without Toilet Paper
“That’s the thing about this current wave of environmentalism. It’s not about, how do we protect some abstract pristine space? It’s what can real people do in their home or office or whatever."
environment  public  social  outdoors  cities  behavior  food  urban  transit  sustainable  transportation  relationships 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wired: Chinese Restaurant Food Draws Criticism
"Across the board, American restaurants need to cut back on calories and salt, and in the meantime, people should think of each meal as not one, but two, and bring home half for tomorrow."
food  china  usa  health  exercise 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Senegal's Lent fasts evoke Islam's Ramadan | In Depth | Reuters
"Even if one's family becomes Catholic, they're linked through many community connections to many, many Muslims.'
religion  ritual  relationships  christianity  islam  africa  senegal  spirituality  food 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge | 01/17/2007 | Strip tease
"Without a doubt, bacon seems to influence people's choices. I think there's something about the aroma, the smell of bacon. Bacon is one of those items people have fond memories of."
food  cooking 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: F.D.A. Tentatively Declares Food From Cloned Animals to Be Safe
"A survey conducted last summer by the International Dairy Foods Association, an industry trade group, found that 14 percent of women would turn away from all dairy products if milk from clones were introduced into the food supply."
farming  food  women  marketing  corporations  animals  milk  science 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Seduced by Snacks? No, Not You
"For example, sit next to the person you think will be the slowest eater when you go to a restaurant, and be the last one to start eating. Plate high-calorie foods in the kitchen but serve vegetables family style. Never eat directly from a package. [...]"
food  farming  marketing  science  research  aesthetics  design  stress  cooking 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NNS: Young Iranians Find New Meaning in Ancient Death Rituals
It's out of respect for our family so we do it, but when I go to visit him alone, I feel he knows I'm there. That's when I think I'm actually reaching him again."
death  iran  islam  family  families  ritual  memory  food  obituaries  religion 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Other Fish to Fry
"Considering what’s at stake is the survival of the ecosystem of the world’s oceans, I’d rather eat fewer, smaller and more expensive fish than no fish at all."
food  fish  environment  cooking 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Ideology of Taste
"A free society is one in which you can't make people do what they should, even what is demonstrably good for them, until they are ready - ideally, at least. And I had a good deal of idealism with regard to myself."
food  politics  cooking  aesthetics  drinking 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Review | The spice of life
"In the process she neatly undercuts our fantasies about origins, beginnings, and authenticity, the possibility that there is a place somewhere high up in the hills where you can still taste these dishes in their original form."
books  food  india  uk 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Kitchen Voyeur: Sunny Side Up
"Mary said, quoting Peter Matthiessen, 'Anyone who pushes a button to turn on the gas or turns a spigot for water doesn't know how most of the world lives.'"
solar  cooking  food  energy  environment  sustainable 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Tourists at Market to Look Crowd Those Who Cook
"[I]t's what they buy and how it ultimately affects the market. If people are going home with bunches of dried lavender in their suitcases, is the farmer that grows that going to keep growing green garlic, too?"
food  sf  sustainable  social  tourism  farm 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Here's to the Loafers Who Lunch
"I only want to make my own projects. I get yelled at every day by my family: 'Get a job. Go work for The A.P. Use your skills.' I can't. I have to do it my way."
aesthetics  lunch  food  nyc  work  leisure 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: One in ten fish is eaten in Japan. So why don't they know there's a shortage?
"The British are lightweights when it comes to fish eating. We only manage 20kg each a year - the world average is 16kg. The Japanese put away 10 per cent of the global fish catch - 69.1kg of fish each a year. That's 19 fishfingers a day, every day."
japan  food  uk  environment  oceans  conservation  fish 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Texas Eat 'Em
"I am journeying into the heart of Texas barbecue country, driving west out of Austin on serpentine Texas Highway 71 toward the small town of Llano, about an hour away."
food  sxsw  austin  sxswinteractive  sxswfilm  sxswmusic 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
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