For the Love of Food

by | Apr 12, 2013
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 week foie gras is more ethical than chicken, paleo diets take some heat, and organic labels change how food tastes.

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5 Responses to “For the Love of Food”

  1. Brad says:

    Warinner debunks what I would term “cartoon paleo” not the level-headed, questioning and sophisticated version proposed by people like Mark Sisson or Robb Wolf. Straw-man argumentation…

    • Darya Rose says:

      I agree, hence my comment about logical fallacies. But I think the message that paleolithic people didn’t really eat like you’re eating now is an important one, since people in the movement can get pretty dogmatic and self-righteous about their eating habits.

      • Brad says:

        True, it all depends on your perspective. But I can’t imagine anyone with any degree of scientific literacy arguing that modern carrots are identical to ancient ones. I guess a speech was required to beat back the forces of dimwitted paleo, but the presentation struck me as disingenuous in many ways – for example, is the fact that men “like” paleo really a valid data point that helps to refute it? And does the fact that ground grains have been found in neolithic sites say anything about the quantity of grains in neolithic diets, which is really the vital question?

        Ideally, following a “paleo diet” should mean making food choices informed by our admittedly incomplete understanding of the admittedly complex and varied diets that were eaten in the course of human evolution – rather than by, say, habit, religion, or marketing driven by the potential for corporate profit (the markup in grains is vast). In the end, she did not refute this point of view, just argued for a wider frame of reference than some in the movement have adopted. Perhaps my problem is that I have not encountered the more boneheaded advocates of this way of eating… if they are indeed numerous, the speech may have done some good. BTW, love your blog!

  2. Mary says:

    I just saw the book trailer for The Foodist, and I’m curious whether it contains recipes. Will there be a cookbook also?

    • Darya Rose says:

      Foodist has a few recipes, but it focuses more on stocking your kitchen well and learning to prepare healthy meals without recipes. There’s no cookbook in the works as of now.

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