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Too Much of a Bad Thing

(London Magazine, December 2011)
So many tears have been shed for sugar that by rights it ought to have lost its sweetness.
Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

The English palate, especially the working class palate, now rejects good food almost automatically. 2,866 more words

Course One: The Humble Hamburger

A brief disclaimer: I’m still working out some kinks with my photos and photo editing, and I’m not thrilled with the writing, so this is a kind of test post for me. 2,155 more words

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duality of pastry

The two things I baked for my weekly low-budget cult movie night accidentally got me thinking about the politics and appearance of food, especially in our instagram-influenced rustic-romanticism era. 235 more words

The privilege of ethical food

When I was 18 years old I was in a circumstance that left me with AUD$20 (approx US$15) every week as my grocery budget. My grocery list included a bag or two of plain dry pasta, a loaf of bread, a tub of margarine, and a carton of cage eggs. 942 more words

Classism

Congress, FOIA, and Checkoff programs | Food Politics

Congress in its infinite wisdom is now doing Big Ag a big favor.  It wants to exempt checkoff programs from having to deal with pesky Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 729 more words

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Digital pancakes and printed pizzas

One of my favourite BBC Radio 4 programmes is Digital Human, an occasional series devoted to exploring all things in the digital world.  A few weeks ago there was an episode about food (which you can… 435 more words

Food And Drink

Sydney Writers Festival

The sun splashed down onto crowds today, at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival – May 16 – May 22. A great line up of free and ticked events and talks. 78 more words