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Links related to food presented in somewhat random fashion:

Civil Eats
https://civileats.com

New Worlder
https://www.newworlder.com

Recommended listening
The Chili Powder Cheat: A Tex-Mex Story – Southern Foodways@ryangordonkatz @potlikker
related: texas, authenticity, fascist culinarians (!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili_powder
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_appropriation

Say that again – tales of noisy nosh – So many of our modern eateries are built with reflective surfaces, floor included. So when a place heats up the last thing you can hear is the person sitting across the table.

Catching Fire: how cooking made us human – The national obsession with TV cooking shows might not seem like the high point of human endeavour, but in fact they represent the most important shift in human evolution: our desire to eat cooked food. Primatologist Richard Wrangham argues we got our big brains — and evolved into humans — only after we figured out how to use fire to cook our food. If we couldn’t cook, he says, we’d still be in the trees.

Recommended Viewing
Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen/recipes
https://twitter.com/FoodNetwork

The Kitchen
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen/recipes

How Food Shapes Our Lives. Carolyn Steel
At the State of Design Festival 2011, Carolyn Steel’s keynote address highlights how feeding cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on the planet and us than anything else we do. Even as extreme weather and oil prices send the cost of food soaring, fast food and supermarket price wars mean produce is being valued at unsustainably low levels. Steel discusses how cities can be designed more productively and to address food security, accessibility, production, consumption and distribution.

http://slowfoodnation.org/videos

Headlines
Anthony Bourdain wouldn’t want you to go on a Vietnam food tour in his honor
‘You Are What You Eat’: The Ethics of Food, the Care of the Self, the Companionship of Others@ABCReligion
http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/food-halls-are-the-new-food-trucks-in-many-la-neighborhoods-8743628
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-future-of-food
http://www.dw.com/en/how-eco-friendly-are-leaf-plates/a-37204699
https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/the-not-so-wholesome-reality-behind-the-making-of-your-meal
http://mashable.com/2016/04/02/outdoor-fridge-feeding-homeless
The Rise of Food Sharing Experiences at Meetings and Events – Skift
http://nytimes.com/2016/01/19/science/chickens-werent-always-dinner-for-humans.html
Prawns, The Guardian, and a Small Rant@AnnieLevy121
Culinary Tourism: Exploring Local Culture through Food
Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience
The backbone of the flavor network
Why You Like What You Like
Golden rice is no silver bullet: hunger needs a political solution
Can food make Responsible Travel irresponsible?@ThisTourismWeek
Lady at the unRestaurant in London
Confronting corporate power in the food system
http://www.foodtimeline.org/fruit.html#fruitorvegetable
Urban Agriculture
urban agriculture
http://land8.com/m/blogpost?id=2025679%3ABlogPost%3A724789

Buzzword Bingo
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More lingo lessons
http://blog.etundra.com/food-service/glossary-restaurant-terms

Compost Cuisine
Compost Cuisine = Preparing food from materials that otherwise would be thrown out.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/compost-cuisine/4360568
http://www.alternet.org/story/153742/compost_cuisine%3A_amazing_ways_to_make_delicious_food_out_of_garbage
http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2012/10/17/3611642.htm
http://www.ozharvestadelaide.org

Foodshed
Foodshed is an area where food is grown and eaten. In concept this is similar to that of a watershed.; The size of the foodshed varies depending on the availability of year-round foods and the variety of foods grown and processed. “The term ‘foodshed’ thus becomes a unifying and organizing metaphor for conceptual development that starts from a premise of the unity of place and people, of nature and society.” Wikipedia

Foodporn
Food porn is a provocative term variously applied to a spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, cooking shows – Wikipedia

Food Insecure
Today 1 billion people are what’s called “food insecure” – meaning they don’t have enough food or easy or reliable access to food.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects improve the quality and quantity of food available locally while reducing the environmental impact of producing this food.

What is a potluck? A potluck is an event where a group gathers for a meal, and everyone brings one dish to share with the group.

Mixed Dozen
http://mixeddozen.nethttp://mixeddozen.net/manifest0
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/a-mixed-dozen-comes-to-lunch/5976412

Table Settings / Tableware
The latest thing chefs are willing to spend big bucks on to impress diners

Translating: Foodie

Comelón (Spanish, Mexico)

Translating … Food Carts

Pie Cart (New Zealand)
Puesto (Mexico)

Translating

English: Feast or Famine
Spanish: Hamburna o Abundancia

Translating: Aftertaste

Spanish: Resabio

Blogs

http://www.seriouseats.com/the-food-lab
http://twitter.com/seriouseats
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/12/easy-roasted-mushroom-food-lab-recipe.html

http://smallbites.andybellatti.com
http://barbecuedadventures.blogspot.com@BBQAdventures
Foodie List
How to shuck an oyster
Menu in Progress
http://sc.blogs.com/marcs_culinary_compass
http://www.gourmandemom.com
http://mylifeincholula.blogspot.com
Mexico Cooks Blog
DrVino Wine Blog
http://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.mxhttp://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.mx/2013/05/some-regency-biscuits.html
http://vegasseven.com/latest/2013/08/06/blog-tied

Other Forums

Chow Hound
Get Stuffed – Thorn Tree

Google+

Local Flavor

Twitter
@GetLocalFlavor
@BBQAdventures
@VicFarmrsMarkts
@michaelpollan
@FAOWFD
@TheFoodLabUT
@RipeNearMe
https://twitter.com/AlimentationGnr
https://twitter.com/rare_cooking
https://twitter.com/historecipes

Twitter Lists

foodie-faves

Elsewhere on the web

http://www.foodlog.nl
7 Great Tips how to discover the best local food and produce when you travel
Your Meat is Green – Chowhound
International Day for Biological Diversity- CBD
Eating close to home: The localvore challenge – ABC
Mexico City: Slow Food Tamalada and Mescal Tasting – Menu in Progress
The Old Foodie
Edible Austin
Organic Europe
Indian tea tourism helps spread Darjeeling aroma
Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat/TED
http://www.amazingcarbon.com
http://veganfusion.com
Eating the Earthhttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/foraradio/stories/2009/2561528.htm
Ask Pablo: Food Miles
How to End the Global Food Shortage – Jeffrey Sachs/Time
Local food ‘greener than organic’ – BBC
Observer Food Monthly
Tim Lang: The man who invented food miles
Epicurious
Field and Feast
Food Production – Byron Shire (Australia)
Green Tucker
James Beard Foundation
International Year of the Potato 2008
Study of Food and Society
Taste Festivals (UK)
Food for the Parks (The Institute at the Golden Gate’s Food for the Parks initiative aims to expand the availability of nutritious, local, and sustainable fresh food to park visitors across the U.S. and beyond)

It’s easy to get over the hypocrisy of having travelled 11,400 kilometers to ‘eat locally’ when tucking into the tastiest heirloom tomatoes with home-pickled veg. When the view through a darkening restaurant window shows golden vineyards backed by an unspoilt mountain range, it’s simple to forget that your size-12 carbon footprint has stomped straight through the “eat local, think global” ethos. – A taste for Canada – Sunday Star Times

Public Food Maps

Fallen Fruit: A Mapping of Food Resources in Los Angeles
Feral Fruit Melbourne
Mapping Tucson’s Fruit Trees

Spotlight: Ripe Near Me

http://www.ripenear.me
https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/unpicked-fruit
@RipeNearMe

Cottage Food

http://www.theselc.org/cottage-food-lawscottage-food-law-bill-language

Organic Food
The great organic myths: Why organic foods are an indulgence the world can’t afford
They’re not healthier or better for the environment – and they’re packed with pesticides. In an age of climate change and shortages, these foods are an indulgence the world can’t afford, argues environmental expert Rob Johnston

The great organic myths rebutted

Biodynamic Agriculture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodynamic_agriculture
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/biodynamic-rice/4888582
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/biodynamic-reactions/4907702
The myth of biodynamic agriculture (PDF)

Biodiversity

The theme for 2008’s International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) connected biodiversity and agriculture. The celebration seeks to highlight sustainable agriculture as a way of protecting biodiversity and feeding the world. According to the CBD, agricultural output has increased over 160% since the 1960s, while the world’s population has more then doubled. Farmers and agricultural producers have done a great job of meeting the challenge of feeding the world, reducing poverty and in many cases contribute to sustaining biodiversity. However, tradeoffs in food production have degraded other ecosystem services.

Climate Change

Look at linkages between food production and climate change. Item. Rodale Institute research shows that organically managed soils can store (sequester) more than 1,000 pounds of carbon per acre, while non-organic systems can cause carbon loss. (Source)
http://www.fao.org/climatechange/home/en/

Policy Brief: Anchoring Agriculture within a Copenhagen Agreement (PDF)

Farmers’ Markets

Consumers are increasingly interested in learning where their food comes from and knowing the farmers who grow it.
Shopping at farmers’ markets is an opportunity to directly support farmers and producers.
http://www.farmersmarketonline.com
http://www.foodconnect.com.auhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Food-Connect/22153122699
http://action.farmland.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_I_Love_My_Farmers_Market
http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/08/08/farmers-markets-teaching-kids-where-food-comes-from
http://www.locavored.com/blog/category/farmers-markets/

Food Miles

As consumers around the world become aware of the carbon footprint of their travels and purchases, a new term has appeared. Introducing food miles which track the journey food takes from the farm to the table along with the carbon emissions that are created. Increasingly in Europe labels on food items show food miles. The concept is not without debate.

GM Food

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/gmfood

Local Food

Regulations and consumer demand are encouraging producers and restaurants to collaborate to track the route from paddock to plate and encouraging local food.

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_guide_pyramid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian
Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_desert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savoriness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restaurant:_Impossible
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_raffle
palate

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Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

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