Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Hard to avoid the topic of eggs and food safety these days, but the conversation is worth participating in. I also recommend Chef John’s recap of the IFBC conference (even if you don’t know what that is), and Foodiggity‘s Ketchup vs. Catsup post.
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Links of the week
- The High Cost of Eggs <<Personally I am willing to pay many times what grocery store eggs cost for the better taste and safety, but apparently it only costs a penny per egg to bring industrial eggs up to a minimal safety standard. Is it worth it? (New York Times)
- What if I had a food safety magic wand? <<If you care about the safety of your food, you should read this account of what someone who thinks about it day and night would do to fix it. (Marler Blog)
- Omega-3 margarines fail to help in heart study <<For the zillionth time science show that a fake food loaded with a supposedly healthy nutrient does nothing to help in real life. Why not just eat the original healthy foods? (The Vancouver Sun)
- Beer’s not to blame for weight gain <<Um, yes it is. BS of the week. Just because it doesn’t contain fat or cholesterol doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a ton of extra calories and maltose. It’s not as fattening as food, but it could easily be blamed for your weight gain. (Telegraph)
- Eating mix of fruits, veggies may cut lung cancer risk <<What’s cool about this study is it shows that variety, not just quantity of fresh produce protects against cancer. Yum! (CNN)
- 2010 International Food Bloggers Conference Recap: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Influential <<I didn’t go to IFBC, but this recap is both hilarious and informative. If you happened to be busy last weekend preparing for your thesis defense and missed the IFBC conference, this is a must read. (Food Wishes)
- 3 Reasons New Yorkers Live Longer <<I love this short post by Dr. Weil about how easy it is to extend your life by taking a few lessons from NYC. (Dr. Weil Blog)
- Ketchup vs. Catsup <<It confused Springfield billionaire Mr. Burns, but Foodiggity has all the answers.
- FDA reports numerous violations at egg farms <<Video and details on why it isn’t surprising that this industrial farm poisoned thousands of Americans. (CNN)
- Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Basil <<It’s hard to overstate how deeply I have fallen for farro this summer. Here’s a quintessential recipe I hope you try, I’m certain you’ll love it. (David Lebovitz)
What inspired you this week?