Whenever I read the blog of someone I admire, I often wonder what they are reading. So I’m going to share various things I found interesting in the blogosphere and beyond this past week:
I made a donation to the Red Cross this weekend. It felt small, but I needed to do something. Some other bloggers have been thinking about Japan too and I found both of these posts to be interesting as they both mention disaster preparedness:
- Fukushima Meltdown Preparedness (no I haven’t lost my mind) (Mama Says)- she also discusses radioactive iodine…
- Stalking Wonder: My Japan (Tea and cookies)
School Food News
- I saw this in the Sunday paper: Kansas schools try separate lunches for sexes. In terms of crowd control, this could work better than silent lunch!
- If you are a chef, this just might be what you are looking for: Chefs Move to School Webinar download (Obama Foodorama)
- Ed always has a nice round up of the week. He also had a great story: Vilsack to Lunch Ladies – I Feel Your Pain. (Both – Better DC School Food)
- Getting a better burger into the cafeteria (Brave New Lunch)
- Jackie Schneider in the UK is fighting a battle for “cooking teachers.” It looks like funding cuts might lead to dropping cooking from the curriculum. Also if you want to see what she eats for school lunch, click here and here. YUM! (Jackie’s School Food Blog)
- And Meatless Mondays gets some play on Civil Eats. I think going vegetarian once a week is a great thing. In terms of school food, we have to make sure that big gobs of processed cheese aren’t served up as healthy “meat alternatives.”
Mesquite Mom went and talked to her representative and guess what? Her representative introduced a bill for mandatory recess. Blog post here: hey texas! mandatory recess has a new name: HB 3770 (Just a mom in Mesquite). I’m so impressed by what she did and I’m taking notes.
Food and Eating
- Diana had a great post regarding seasonal food. Seriously, I needed this: Seasonal Eating: What Food is in Season When? (Dianasaur Dishes).
- Ed, the master gardener, had a terrific post: Best Vegetables to Grow in D.C.–with Recipes (The Slow Cook). I don’t live in DC, but I think it’s great to hear about which plants do well in which areas and climates. I really want to
learn howdo some gardening this summer. We’re going to be getting that half-CSA and if I have a little success growing something, this will be an exciting summer indeed.
- How about an entire blog devoted to salad? Salad Pride (via Steamy Kitchen)
- Hipster Farmers (Dissertation to Dirt)
- NYC Anti-Sugar Campaign (Table of Promise)
- The industry’s view on food allergies (Food Politics)
- Let’s Move video with Michelle Obama, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf (Obama Foodorama):
I thought the video was really cute and I hope they are working on more of them with cameos by famous athletes. Although I’m not sure my students would know who Agassi and Graf are!
I feel terrible about how slow I have been getting through the book! I just don’t have much time for reading. This week I’m going to leave you with one question:
Is there a stigma attached to getting free lunch? (p 190)
Please nominate a book for our next selection for book club (starting April) in the comments (please make it food-related)! Then I’ll put up a poll so we can all vote. Thanks!