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It Came From The Library: 1

by in News, March 6th, 2009

Hi, I’m Jonathan. I maintain the Food Network Library, and write ridiculous things about belching lambs and their effect on climate change. A big part of my job is keeping up with what’s happening in food; what people are cooking, eating, and talking about. Every week, I’ll deliver a quick roundup of what’s crossed my desk. This week’s installation:

Though the bacon explosion continues to reverberate across the internet—its authors recently signed a 6-figure book deal (for a book which, we hear, won’t even contain the bacon explosion recipe)—nothing has captured the zeitgeist like the sudden fame of Clara Cannucciari, 93-year-old great grandmother, cook, and star of the incredibly charming Great Depression Cooking (check out her latest video below).

Fascinating here is that both the Bacon Explosion, and the excess it embodies, as well as Great Depression Cooking, with its aura of scarcity and deprivation, feel equally of the moment. Interested to see where this all goes over the coming months.

Jonathan Milder, Research Librarian

Our Broken Food System

by in View All Posts, March 5th, 2009

For those interested in food and politics, here’s an interesting piece that explains why recent popular food movements, though well-intentioned, aren’t fixing our food system. And if that isn’t enough, I just learned about this documentary called Food, Inc. yesterday, which covers huge problems in our country’s food industry. I can’t wait to see it.

Shirley Fan, Nutritionist

It slices; it dices; it isn't terribly useful for stabbing people

by in View All Posts, March 2nd, 2009

Both Eat Me Daily and Chow have recently touched upon this article in the Economist covering a recent study on kitchen knives and violence; researchers found that the sheep’s foot style (a blunt tip commonly found in santoku knives) achieves the ideal balance between still-useful-in-the-kitchen and not-suitable-for-assault.

So, santoku’s three virtues: slicing, dicing, and mincing not stabbing? There’s marketing gold here if we only figure out how to harness it.

That said, any excuse to run a drum-and-bass-backbeated knife PSA is fine by us, so we’ll let DJ Pie Safety take it from here:

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

Put a cork in it, lambs!

by in View All Posts, February 26th, 2009
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