Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week foie gras is more ethical than chicken, paleo diets take some heat, and organic labels change how food tastes.
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Links of the week
- Farm Transparency v. Farm Secrecy <<Michael Ruhlman explains how foie gras can be more ethical than your chicken dinner. I totally agree. (Ruhlman)
- Breaking up with Paleo <<A worthwhile read by a long-time paleo diet adherent, who found a healthier and more enjoyable alternative. (Hunt. Gather. Love.)
- Does Red Meat Clog Your Arteries After All? <<A fair analysis of the most recent “red meat will kill us all!” study scare. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Study: ‘Organic’ Labels Make Food Taste Healthier <<Another new study showing that food labels (this time “organic”) and words impact our perception of how food tastes. Interestingly, being informed about food helps reduce this effect. (The Atlantic)
- What’s new in food marketing? Protein! <<Don’t fall for it. Just eat real food. (Food Politics)
- Study shows a walk in the park fixes a fuzzy brain <<Don’t you love it when science tells you relaxing more helps you work better? I know I do. (Treehugger)
- NO TIME TO EXERCISE? THINK AGAIN <<No one is immune to the dangers of a sedentary life (sit at a computer much?). The good news is it doesn’t take much exercise to improve health substantially. (Dr. Weil)
- Would you eat bugs if they looked like sushi? <<I’m a huge fan of overcoming perceptions and trying new foods. Grist makes an interesting argument here for sure. (Grist)
- Calamari and Tomato Stew with Capers & Chilies <<I’ve never tried to cook seafood for long periods, but I’m definitely going to try this. (Not Eating Out in New York)
- Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU <<There are a few logical fallacies here, but I love her take home messages about what we can learn from authentic paleo diets: 1) Eat diverse foods, 2) Eat fresh foods, 3) Eat whole foods.
What inspired you this week?