Monthly Archives: June 2014

Episodes in Food Alarmism

So I’m perusing Quartz this morning and come across an incredibly ridiculous article, “There is a secret ingredient in your burgers: wood pulp” which purports to uncover the shocking, shocking, I tell you, secret that fast food, especially McDonald’s (this

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Recipe – Rice & Cheese Bake

Here’s a little something I baked up yesterday. It’s a basic recipe for a casserole-style dish that has a grain, some cooked vegetables and a cheese/egg/milk mixture binding it all together. It made a great mid-week meal and enough left-overs

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Food Regulation That Actually Helps People

While the food puritans howl about the presence of the reviled ingredient of the week in what we eat and try to impose punitive measures on consumers (taxes and food bans), actual food regulation in the service of protecting consumers

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Learning to Eat

Living in Fat Land is a bit of a through-the-looking-glass experience. The culture is neurotically focused on food consumption, frantically trying to figure out what magic substance should be added to/removed from our plates to roll back the Fat Tide.

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Fat and Healthy

The very hardest part of refusing to play ball with the Diet Zombies is trying to disconnect what a person weighs from what the food police presume is the current internal workings of that person’s body. If you pack more

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Diet Zombies

Well, even if we kill all the diets, they will probably keep shambling about, spewing their usual nonsense. It is astounding that people keep going on diet after diet after diet after diet, always losing and always regaining, and never

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Posted in Anglachel, Culture, Obesity

Sustainable for Whom?

The term “sustainable” gets a lot of buzz in food politics these days. The big complaint against, well, everything in how food is currently grown, transported, prepared and purchased is that whatever part of the food chain is currently under

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First, We Kill All the Diets

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, then our society’s approach to the wide spread increase in body mass throughout the nation is spectacularly psychotic. If dieting doesn’t work, then

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Supporting SNAP Recipients

Now, here is something useful. This morning I was reading The Hairpin and found this article, The Free, Beautiful $4/Day SNAP Cookbook, by Leanne Brown, an NYU student.  Please click the article and give The Hairpin some visitation love, and

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Against Invasive Puritanism

In a rare case of common sense, the California Assembly’s Health Committee declined to pass through to the full Assembly a bill that would require soda pop – and only soda pop – to carry warning labels that sugar contributes

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