From Marion Nestle: What Fruits and Vegetables do Americans Eat?

I almost linked this post straight to Facebook. I've been doing that too much lately, bypassing my own blog. It's either lack of sleep or plain laziness. So here's the link to Dr. Nestle's post: http://www.foodpolitics.com/2017/05/what-fruits-and-vegetables-do-americans-eat-more-charts-from-usda/. It's an eye-opener. People, there are far more vegetables than tomatoes, corn, and potatoes. Oranges, apples, and bananas are NOT …

Here’s a Good Description of a Workable Food System

Let me repost this blog for your reading pleasure. Chew on this idea: https://medium.com/@cnative100/vegetarian-diets-are-not-going-to-save-the-planet-4f50d0c1f8cf#.r6ef0ib8i I think there's a bit of unnecessary snarkiness in the article, but the idea is exactly right, if you couple it with Pollan's mantra: "Eat real food. Mostly plants. Not too much." A side benefit of this kind of food system …

Baby Food Facts

Here's a summary of a report from The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. The report's title is Baby Food FACTS: Nutrition and marketing of baby and toddler foods and drinks. It's interesting reading. The takeaway: Babies don't need baby food (especially "toddler drinks"), but most companies are providing nutritious food …

Turns Out We Are Not Feeding the World

I started reading this Mother Jones article with a bit of skepticism because it seemed to be talking about exports to other countries. I was trying to be fair, as in, "perhaps food aid is not counted as an export since we aren't paid for it." But no. Very little of the soil-destroying, pesticide-laden food that we …

Cooking Post: German Chocolate Cake

I don't have an overabundance of happy memories from childhood, but this is one: making German Chocolate Cake for my birthday. It was my favorite cake and my mother made it every year, and I always got to help. Eventually, I got big enough to make it on my own. I don't make it so often …

Eat This While You Read That: Lee and Miller – Cedar Writes

Here's a post featuring my favorite author team, their books, and a favorite character's favorite food. A favorable post! From ETWYRT: A couple of weeks ago I featured a lowly, plebian sandwich on ETWYRT. Today’s recipe is pretty much the exact opposite of the zombie apocalypse grilled cheese. I really enjoy the Liaden serie… Source: …

Least Healthy Foods are the Most Subsidized

People who read this article will probably those most interested in food and health. The people who NEED to read it, are the folks who eat mostly processed food. So  if you know me and you eat lots of processed food, please read. Especially if your kids eat mostly processed food. Convenience is great, but …

Crap Shoots and Other Good Times

I just did something I already regret. I had a hamburger. Not just any hamburger either, but one completely devoid of worth. Worse than a waste of calories, it was practically a killing meal. In case you're wondering if it at least tasted good, no it didn't. Like I said, devoid of worth. The joke …

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