Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week homemade is the new organic, standing is as good as running marathons, and the creepy Big Brother-ish future of food marketing.
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Links of the week
- Homemade Is the New Organic <<An interesting perspective on how we’ve romanticized cooking from scratch to an almost unattainable ideal. A word of advice: don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. (The Atlantic)
- Calorie burner: How much better is standing up than sitting? <<Can standing an extra few hours a day be the equivalent of 10 marathons a year? It seems extreme, but a bit more standing seems to be healthier (and easier) regardless. (BBC)
- Bill Gates explains why fake meat is the future <<BS of the week. Really, Bill Gates? More fake food is the answer? Thanks, but I’ll pass. (Treehugger)
- Behold Banksy’s Ronald McDonald Sculpture in New York <<Famed street artist Banksy is in NYC this month and seems to be focusing on Big Food. I’m a fan. (Eater)
- Study: We’ll Enjoy Food More If You Don’t Instagram It <<This headline is a little misleading, since they actually showed that looking at more pictures of one kind of food (not necessarily taking a single picture of your own food) decreases the pleasure we gain from it. Still it’s an interesting finding that could maybe be helpful in letting us get more enjoyment from pictures than calories. Is that a bad thing? (The Atlantic)
- When It Comes to the Good Cholesterol, Fitness Trumps Weight <<Interesting new research shows that HDL works differently depending of your fitness level, regardless of body weight. Once again, biology is complicated. (ScienceDaily)
- This snack-food corporation has a creepy plan to watch you in the grocery store <<Never forget that marketing is the main focus of food companies. (Washington Post)
- Annals of Nutrition Science: Coca-Cola 1; NHANES 0 <<In a similar vein, keep this in mind next time a food company announces that they’re interested in your health. (Food Politics)
- The Fastest Way to Prep Leafy Greens for Cooking <<Cool tip for quickly removing the stems from kale, collards and chard. (Lifehacker)
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Kale <<I can almost taste the fall flavors in this delicious sounding dish. (Simply Recipes)
What inspired you this week?