Food

Damn you, Conde Nast

A video for the Gourmet-nostalgic

For those nostalgic for Gourmet Magazine, a group in which I count myself, here’s a kind of cheerful wake: a video symposium (impossible to embed, damn it) on the fallen magazine featuring editor Ruth Reichl, …

notable quotable

NYT’s Kim Severson on the value of school gardens

Anyone who has come home from school carrying a sprouting bean in a foam cup can attest that growing plants has long been used as a teaching tool. – Kim Severson of the NYT slips …

Cafeteria Confidential

Tales from a D.C. school kitchen: How foods that don’t occur in nature end up on your kid’s plate

Ed Bruske recently spent a week in the kitchen at H.D. Cooke Elementary School in the District of Columbia observing how food is prepared. This is the second of a six-part series of posts about what …

Fall of the 'crunchy cons'

Why are libertarian right wingers defending a dysfunctional, state-engineered food system?

Such scenes would not be possible without government policies that encourage cheap corn. Why do conservatives fetishize indsustrial food, again? Wikimedia commonsBack in 2002, in the right-wing National Review, Rod Dreher declared the rise of …

not just the calories

To address obesity, the First Lady will need to cast a wide net

Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity agenda would have kids a little less round ’round the middle.White House Flickr streamWhile we await Michelle Obama’s speech this Wednesday to the United States Conference of Mayors that will likely …

Meat Wagon

After another massive recall, will the beef industry grope for techno fixes?

In Meat Wagon, we round up the latest outrages from the meat and livestock industries. ——— Massive burger recall: what would Meat Wagon be without one? The Obama administration still hasn’t chosen a director of …

Cafeteria Confidential

Tales from a D.C. school kitchen: What does ‘fresh-cooked’ really mean?

Ed Bruske recently spent a week in the kitchen at H.D. Cooke Elementary School in the District of Columbia observing how food is prepared. This is the first of a six-part series of posts about what …

Challenging recipe

Michelle Obama vows to ‘move the ball’ on kids’ diets

White House flickr streamHer husband got dealt a difficult set of cards in taking over the post-Bush II presidency–and has arguably played them quite badly. He now finds himself in a tight political corner: caught …

putting the lab in labyrinthine

FDA on BPA: Our hands are tied

The FDA finally released its report on Bisphenol A. The good news is that the FDA now admits that BPA — the endocrine-disrupting, heart disease–causing ingredient in plastic food packaging and can linings — isn’t …

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