Food Politics and Book Reviews

Food Politics

Posts on the politics of food…

Up, Up, and Away: Food Prices Soar Worldwide

If You Teach Someone to Fish: Creative Solutions to the Food Crisis

New Foods to Contain Appetite Suppressants. Really.

Rethinking Meat? Why We Need a Movement

Mad as Hell, and Sick of Being Poisoned

Playing It COOL: Country of Origin Labeling and Food Safety

Fishtown featured in the New York Times

In Defense of Rachel Carson

About Real Potatoes: A Memo to the U.S. Potato Board

A word about beef broth

Love Your Body Day

Five-Dollar Foie Gras

Harmful If Swallowed: Why You Should Fear Fake Food

The Local Food Bandwagon. (Hop on, it has tasty snacks!)

International Blog Against Racism Week

Roast Pork Buns (char siu bao)

Books ‘n’ at

Milk is $3.50 a gallon and rising– that’s way too expensive AND unrealistically cheap.

Two excellent articles

Five-Spice Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Cherry Tomatoes; Palestinian Olive Oil

Book Reviews

A brief rundown of the books I’ve reviewed so far. There are many more in the pipeline!

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee

Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get It Back by Ann Vileisis

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle

I’m Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown (mini-review)

The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher

The Chinese Kitchen: Recipes, Techniques, Ingredients, History, and Memories from America’s Leading Authority on Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson

The Physiology of Taste, or Transcendental Gastronomy by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

World Hunger: Twelve Myths by Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins and Peter Rosset


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