Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and American’s food conscience, was a guest on Bill Moyers Journal, talking about his new book : Food Rules. It’s a compilation of 64 common sense tips to help disoriented consumers rediscover real food and real cooking. It’s easy to mock Pollan, until you realize just how poor our modern eating habits are.
Beef has been catching a lot of flack lately for contributing to climate change, ever since the UN Food and Agriculture Organization released a report in 2006 that attributed 18% of the world’s man-made greenhouse gas emissions to livestock. This article from Time magazine, says that grass-fed beef might be the answer.
Critics have said that French cuisine has lost its edge, but according to Food & Wine, Paris chefs are defying naysayers with new hotel restaurants that are French and proud of it.
Waiting for Haggis
Another Burn’s Night has come and gone, and American aficionados of Scotland’s national dish will have to wait at least another year before they can taste the real thing. Rumors had been circulating on the Internet that the US government was about to lift its ban on importing this offal delicacy– only to have them dashed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says a report from NPR.
The hottest food trend in Tokyo right now is Ramen noodles, or so says this excellent rundown of ramen joints by Matt Gross in his Frugal Traveler column. It’ll make you realize that there’s much more to ramen than just “noodles in soup.”