Thursday, February 03, 2011

Small Bites

- Freakonomics Radio has posted a set of podcasts that addresses the role of science in food, which has produced the molecular gastronomy movement, and how it compares to the slow-food movement.

- The smell of bacon is a powerful thing; it even seduces some vegetarians.

- The government's latest dietary advice is, simply, eat less.

- Food writer Mark Bittman has traded in his Minimalist column for a column in the Opinion section where he will write about food issues and what he terms, "eaters' rights".

- Poet Maya Angelou shares her appreciation for cooking in a new home-style cookbook.

- You wouldn't necessarily think of Chinese New Year as a big holiday in Trinidad, but apparently Chinese culture is a significant part of the Caribbean island's culture.

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