Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Before we get started, I want to send you over to Quirky to help a little more with our farmers market bag design. We’ve already picked a winner, but now we’re looking to add features that will take it from awesome to super duper awesome. I know some of you are brilliant, so please come by and submit your ideas and modifications. Even if you don’t have anything to add, please vote on your favorite features.
After a lot of time off, we have some wonderful and inspiring stories this week. 3 simple recipes could set you up for life in the kitchen, more farmers markets are staying through the winter, and the “all carbs are better than all fat” dogma is finally being kicked to the curb.
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Links of the week
- 3 Recipes to change your life and the world <<Just getting started cooking and eating healthy? It’s much easier than you think. All it takes is 3 basic recipes to get started, according to Mark Bittman. (New York Times)
- More Farmers’ Markets Expand To Year-Round <<How awesome is this?! Seems voting with your fork (and dollar) is actually working. Don’t worry America, better food and markets are heading your way–all year! (Huffington Post)
- A reversal on carbs <<Hopefully this is not news to anyone here, but it’s good to see that science is finally overtaking decades of nutrition dogma. Truth FTW! (Los Angeles Times)
- Americans Falsely Believe Their Diet Is Healthy <<Possibly related to the above stated dogma, 90% of the population of the most unhealthy country ever thinks they’re doing a darn good job in the nutrition department. Yikes. (Discovery News)
- Bread at top of UK sodium-rich food purchases <<BS of the week. The BS here is not the finding (it’s hard to argue with), it’s the conclusions drawn by the scientists and, therefore, the journalist. Data says a bunch of crappy processed food is filled with sodium–bread being highest on the list–and the conclusion is not that we should eat less crap, but that we should ask food manufacturers to add less salt. Somehow I doubt everyone would become magically healthier. (Medline)
- Year In Dieting: Distraction, Noise Cause Overeating <<More evidence that being present and eating mindfully can help curb overeating. (NPR)
- Phys Ed: Does Exercising Make You Drink More Alcohol? <<Cause and effect still isn’t sorted out, but isn’t this interesting? I know for sure it applies to me and most of my friends. (New York Times)
- Fishy diet comes with lower risk of stroke <<Good news for fish eaters, bad news for vegetarians. It’s still not clear what exactly in fish makes it so healthy, but isolating omega-3s hasn’t helped much. (Medline)
- The Five Obstacles to Eating Right <<This looks like it might prove to be an interesting series on the obstacles to healthy eating. Probably worth following along. (Slate)
- Stovetop “Sous Vide” Episode 1: The Best Duck Breast Ever <<Sous vide without spending $450? Yes please. (Food Wishes)