I haven’t shared any interesting links in awhile. Here’s what I’ve been reading:
(Up!) Help bring The Food Network to New Haven (NH School Food) — Please vote for Chef Tim’s Food Truck to win some money and press from The Food Network!
(Up!) Kid Safe Lunch Gear (Feed Our Families) — For those who pack, a great round-up of lunch packing options
(Down!) Cargill recalls 36 million Pounds of Ground Turkey (Civil Eats) — It was hard to miss this story, but if you did that number is astonishing. Visualize a package of turkey at the store. That’s one pound of turkey. Now imagine one package of bad turkey for every Canadian citizen. That’s how much turkey was allegedly contaminated with salmonella. What is wrong with our food system that this could happen? What a terrible waste of resources and turkey!
(Down!) Food Price Spikes Visualized – Infograph (Civil Eats) — When food prices go up, there are other consequences including political instability.
(Down!) Give Me My Fish (Civil Eats) — We need to stop polluters from putting mercury into our food chain.
(Up!) Summer’s Coolest Culinary Trend: Invasive Species (Civil Eats) — Invasive species are plants and animals that “adversely affect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically.” (Wikipedia) Why not eat them so they do less harm?
Can you tell I’m a fan of Civil Eats? It’s hard to find in-depth reporting about food anywhere else.
Even if I have a crappy day, every day that I’m on this earth I feel lucky. Nothing like some videos to make you feel better about the world. Life is amazing.
(Up!) Penny de Los Santos — This video feels like summer to me. It’s about the food truck scene in Austin. I’ve never been to Texas — maybe I need to go! This video feels like summer to me.
A series of three videos about life — you NEED these on a Monday morning!
(Up!) Move — I have traveled a little, but there’s lots of the world I want to see. Videos like this help me get out of my head!
(Up!) Learn — This video reminds me that I have so much more left to do in my life. I need to get out and do it.
(Up!) Eat — Food is personal.
Don’t you feel better about the world now? I sure do.