I’ve been finding a lot of great food related stories online lately, what with the whole debate on Measure 92 and all. I wanted to share some non-GMO related interesting food pieces I’ve been reading in the last week. I would love to see what you’ve been reading too! If you’ve got a great piece you’ve been reading please post it as a comment or tweet me!
I didn’t realize how kids ate in different countries until I studied in Germany in high school. I thought it was the BEST THING EVER to get to eat bread, butter, meat, and cheese for breakfast because that’s what I normally ate for lunch! It was weird, and I loved it. That said, lunch was like dinner, and dinner was cake (hehe)–this article gives a very good idea of what some kids in other countries eat for breakfast. The above picture is Nathanaël from Paris–he’s my favorite picture in the whole article–that said, it’s full of cute kiddos.
I enjoy a good chef confessional–this one caught my attention as I have very mixed feelings about using Yelp, be it to find a place or review a company. I’ve learned not to go off on a rant about a place as it’s not constructive, but sometimes I think giving an honest opinion about a place is their chance to better the product–if it’s something I feel the need to tell someone working there (either “WOW this is amazing” or “You should probably be aware that _____”) then perhaps it’s worth a quick mention on Yelp. Yelpers need to learn how to put themselves in the owner’s shoes though too. It’s incredibly personal to hear bad things about your business, but we all know you aren’t a one-man-show, so perhaps it can be a helpful way to point out issues in consistency, service, or something else. I enjoyed this chef’s take on Yelp reviews even though I may not agree with the whole confessional.
Now this is a fun one–take a look at how many more calories we eat from 50 years ago–how about percentage of meat consumed per country? I really enjoyed playing with the slider on this article and seeing the vast differences from country to country and from the 60’s on up through today. The only thing that I thought was misleading is that the writer lumped sugar and fat together–I’m of the opinion that sugar is much worse for the body than fat is.