Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
It was an exciting week here at Summer Tomato, including an enlightening interview with food critic Michael Bauer that led to Summer Tomato mentions in both the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Wednesday was also the anniversary of my very first blog post at my old Thought for Food blog. What a difference a year can make!
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For The Love of Food
- To Market, To Market! Farmers Markets Should Make Some Noise During National Farmers Market Week <<Next week is national farmers market week! Celebrate by getting some summer tomatoes!! (Huffington Post)
- If we are what we eat, Americans are corn and soy <<Great piece by Dr. Sanjay Gupta over at CNN about the failing American diet.
- Organic food is no healthier, study finds <<B.S. of the week. The problem with this review is that so many of the studies cited are flawed, which I have discussed before. Big “organic” is not more nutritious. Duh. It still uses a monoculture system. However, that does not make the pesticides and chemical fertilizers any less dangerous (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, birth defects, asthma, etc.). Notably, large differences have been found in nutrient levels between biodynamically grown food and monoculture food. I recommend The Ominvore’s Dilemma if you want to understand this better. I’m sure big Ag loves this study. Please tell me in the comments if you would like me to do a thorough review of this publication next week. (Reuters)
- Use NEAT Activities to Burn More Calories <<One of the most effective ways to upgrade your healthstyle: do more non-exercise activities. (Lifehacker)
- The General Motors Diet <<Interesting op-ed in the New York Times proving that even rational, intelligent people fall into the diet trap. Don’t do it!
- The Big Question: Are You Better Than Yesterday? <<Fabulous guest post by Chad Fowler over at the Four Hour Work Week blog about how to tell if you are making progress on your health and fitness goals (or life in general).
- The Good Food Restaurant Map <<L.A. foodies pay attention! My favorite food podcast, Good Food on KCRW has a running map of the places Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly food critic) reviews each week on the show. I drool with envy every time he describes one, so if you’re in the area these are worth checking out!
- Heirloom Tomato Salad <<I love pics of tomatoes. Check out this beautiful summer tomato salad recipe. (FoodMayhem)
- Top 15 Social Media Resources for Foodies <<Great social media resources for online foodies, though it is not at all clear why Summer Tomato doesn’t appear on this list! (Mashable)
- The Claim: Refrigeration Preserves Nutrients <<I didn’t have a refrigerator for most of the week, so this article was good news for me! (New York Times)
What great articles did you read and write this week?