The internet keeps bringing up awesome things! Here is this week’s roundup:
First, a simple but pertinent message regarding the fight against food insecurity in the world.
Second, World Food Day was also celebrated extensively by National Geographic: Food. Check out what they have to offer, it’s great as always!
Super fun to look at and cool message behind it (your tastes are mainly a product of how you were raised): Children’s Breakfasts Across the World!
Gastropod is a new podcast geared toward “the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food and/or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec.” Their second installment so far features Dan Barber, whose book The Third Plate I reviewed here.
Farm to Table to Sky – there are new initiatives to bring local dishes into (first class, of course) plane food. Not sure how I feel about that – seems to defeat the (sustainable) purpose, but if they have to eat something, it might as well be local food, right?
And finally, the Guardian is looking at how Spain is reinventing itself from a jamon-loving nation to one that embraces at least v-curiosity. Soundbite?
Lonely Planet’s World Food Guide to Spain, published in 2000, advised vegetarian visitors to the country to pack “a small stash of vitamins and a big sense of humour”, and said that many Spaniards “consider a dead pig to be a vegetable”. Things, however, are changing.
Happy weekend! Any ‘v-curious’ (or other) plans?