Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week learn why a knife can help you eat less, eggs aren’t really as bad as smoking, and how to tell real from fake olive oil.
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Links of the week
- Scrambled messages about eggs <<The best explanation I’ve found about why the “eggs are as bad as smoking” headlines this week were unconscionable. (nutsci.org)
- Food In Smaller Pieces May Help Control Weight <<I’m so excited! A new trick to eat less without noticing: cut up your food into smaller bites. (Medical News Today)
- What Is the Nocebo Effect? <<Ever wonder what happens when someone tries to commit suicide with 26 placebo pills? It almost works. (Smithsonian)
- Is Your Olive Oil Really Olive Oil? <<This is an awesome review of the horrible contamination of fake olive oils on the market. I absolutely agree with Mark’s conclusion that domestic is best. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- A Host of Ills When Iron’s Out of Balance <<A decent summary of the importance of getting enough, but not too much iron. I get the impression most people aren’t aware of the serious risks of both. (NY Times)
- Meditation for Multitasking <<Have trouble focusing at work? Meditation could help. (Dr. Weil)
- DIY Frozen Meal Packs for Your Slow Cooker <<I wouldn’t necessarily use the recipes shared here (not that they are bad, just wouldn’t be my choice), but it’s a great idea for saving time on easy dinners. (Babble)
- Don’t box me in: The unstoppable growth of CSA-style produce delivery <<Really cool update and analysis on the state of Community Supported Agriculture, if you’re into that sorta thing. (Grist)
- Parmesan Celery Salad Recipe <<Celery is so underrated. It has amazing flavor for how wet of a vegetable it is, and I’m totally going try this next week. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?