For The Love of Food

by | Jan 8, 2010
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This is the first chance I’ve had to read blogs in so long I almost forgot how fun it is! Every single one of these articles is worth reading (except the BS of the week, which is just to scowl at), but definitely don’t miss Marion Nestle’s piece on calories and the Slate article about vitamin supplements.

I included 2 recipes this time because I couldn’t choose.

And the first rule of Salad Club is: you always talk about Salad Club. Now if we could just get Brad Pitt to eat salad without a shirt on….

I read many more wonderful articles than I post here each week. If you’d like to see more or just don’t want to wait until Friday, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@summertomato) or the Summer Tomato Facebook fan page. For complete reading lists join me on the social bookmarking sites StumbleUpon and Delicious. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you there. (Note: If you want a follow back on Twitter introduce yourself with an @ message).

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9 Responses to “For The Love of Food”

  1. Yum Yucky says:

    Great links! I’ll explore. But I’m pretty sure my husband already emits a greater portion of methane than a prize cow at a State Fair.

  2. Yay! Thanks for linking my Salad Club article! I’ll be posting a follow-up next week with a Starter’s Kit for people looking to get a Salad Club going in their offices.

    Don’t worry if it starts out with only 2-3 people. That’s how ours was the first week. The more people started SEEING our salads, the more people we got joining. :)

    • Darya Pino says:

      I second the point about seeing is believing. People will usually crinkle their nose up at the thought of salad, but the second they see my lunch they’re jealous ;)

  3. Dana says:

    Thank you so much for the link Darya! I look forward to reading some of these articles.

  4. Matt Shook says:

    Good collection of articles. I read the vitamin/supplement article in it’s entirety and I do agree that Multivitamins are trash…filled with worthless synthetics. However, I felt she paints a picture that “all” supplements are “bad” and leaves out some key factors like quality/source of the supplements…they’re is a huge difference between taking Centrum and high-quality vitamin D3. The vast majority of the supplements found at chain markets and Trader Joe’s are considered very low-grade sources (Trader’s carries them because they’re cheap). I have found that incorporating a few very specific high-grade supplements (vitamin D3, co-enzyme B12 [not derived from cyanocobalamin], etc.) can work wonders for active individuals (particularly herbivores) who consume these supplements with healthy local/organic/market fresh meals.

    • Darya Pino says:

      How do you know what is and isn’t high quality? Do you subscribe to ConsumerLabs?

      • Matt Shook says:

        ConsumerLabs? Nah, you meet the guys who grow the stuff. A super nice local fella named Randy owns this http://www.oregonswildharvest.com/ company and will happily show you around his farm and operation. His farm is only an hour drive from my house…that’s what I call sourcing your supplements! ;)

      • Matt Shook says:

        It is also beneficial to learn about the different derivatives of common supplements…ex. that cyanocobalamin is a poor source of B12 in comparison to methylcobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic which is less easily absorbed, but more stable and cheaper to produce. Usually a good idea to stay away from synthetics…

    • Darya Pino says:

      I bow to your supplement knowledge. Word.

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