Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
I’m thrilled to announce this week the launch of an amazing project. 55 Knives is a new e-book just launched by my friend Nick at the wonderful Macheesmo blog. The 55 Knives project is a joint effort of 55 top food bloggers offering personal stories paired with hand-selected recipes. I contributed a chapter, as did many of my favorite food bloggers including Local Lemons, The Bitten Word and Chez Us. I’ve read through it and highly recommend it. 55 Knives is offered at a discounted price of $14 until next Thursday.
If you read one food article this week, make it Michael Pollan’s new piece in the New York Review of Books. I also really enjoyed the article about how health food labels are complete BS.
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).
Links of the week
- The Food Movement, Rising <<New must-read by Michael Pollan. Still wonder if the food movement is a shill for liberal politics? Do your parents? Read (and share) this article to discover how people from all political dispositions are seeing local food as the cornerstone of their values and goals. (New York Review of Books)
- The Crisper Whisperer: 10 Tips to Take to the Farmers’ Market <<Awesome tips for a great farmers market experience. (Serious Eats)
- No evidence organic foods benefit health: study <<BS of the week. What kills me is that the headline is so misleading. What should it say? More research needed on benefits of organics. (Reuters)
- Nutrition buzzwords make hay out of grains of truth <<Great article explaining why many “healthy” products deserve a BS sticker as well. (Washington Post)
- Apps for iPad Cooking <<I love my iPad and I love cooking. Win. (New York Times)
- NBA cooks up edible logos to make mark on pizza and toast <<This is gross, except I love basketball so much it’s awesome. Too bad they picked the wrong ball club to feature (USA Today)
- BPA Found in 92% of Canned Foods <<I almost wish there were something that the industrial food chain didn’t turn to poison. At this point I almost feel like I’m gloating. (Slash Food)
- Regimens: Eat Your Vegetables, but Not Too Many <<A good reminder to avoid being too crazy when it comes to food. When in doubt, ask yourself: am I enjoying this? (New York Times)
- 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 <<You probably already know these drinks are bad, but did you know they were this bad? (Men’s Health)
- Radish-dill tea sandwiches <<Simple, beautiful, delicious recipe. (The Sophisticated Gourmet)
What inspired you this week?