“Food is important,” I said to the audience at Cleveland Public Library last Thursday night. It was my first line and it got a laugh. I was surprised and encouraged. When I say that to most groups of Americans, they look at me they way cows look up from their grazing. Not even a moo. As I said, it got a laugh, and I was surprised, but I shouldn’t have been because they care about food and they knew why I needed to say it. Because for decades we forgot. We stopped paying attention, because food was everywhere. It still is. But now that it’s making us sick, now that the production of it is fouling our land and our oceans, debasing the animals we eat for food and the workers who handle them, we’ve Read On »
Posts Categorized: Food Culture
Video: Mitchell Davis speaks at TED on taste and how it relates to the food system, via Food Tech Connect.
I love Twitter for maybe 50 or 60 different reasons and this post resulted from one of them. A year ago, Donna was poking around in an antique store, bought the above pan for no explainable reason and put it in the basement where it sat untouched for, well, a year. The other day, looking for something to shoot an egg in, she brought it upstairs along with a few other props. The cups are about twenty-five percent bigger than the fattest part of a large egg and it didn’t work as a prop. I’m sure I said something annoying like, “You bought that,” as in paid cash money for something we can keep in the basement for a year? Then I said, “I mean, what is it.” She said something along the lines of Read On »
Tracie McMillans investigates various US food institutions from the inside to discover their working practices, via Civil Eats.
Video: Discover in your city where you can get a delicious Polish doughnut filled with various jams and jellies, via ABC Chicago.