This episode of Eat This Podcast is only tangentially about what people eat. At its heart, though, it is about how what people leave behind affects the other animals that eat it. Hunters routinely clean up the animals they’ve shot out in the field. That leaves a gut pile, consisting not only of the guts but also, usually, the heart … Read More
By great good fortune, there is nothing I cannot eat. There are a couple of things I’d prefer not to eat, but nothing, at least as far as I know, that would make me ill. As a result, I am fascinated by people who have to forego certain foods to stay well. I used to follow someone on the web … Read More
What kind of business wants customers to buy less? The beef business, or at least, one tiny corner of the beef business. Mark Shelley is an environmental film-maker turned cattleman who raises grass-fed beef near Carmel, California. The methods he and many others have adopted make beef far less environmentally damaging than industrial methods. Quite apart from anything else beef … Read More
This episode is a repeat of one first published in October 2014, and the reason is that it has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. I’m utterly thrilled by the news, and gratified that more people have downloaded episodes and subscribed to the show. Strangely (at least to me) the original did not see huge renewed interest, which … Read More
Street food is big. Not just in places where eating on the street is the only place many people can afford, but in happening neighbourhoods around the rich world too. Burrito trucks, Korean barbecue in a taco, ceviche, you name it; all are available on the streets of London and Los Angeles, Sydney and San Francisco. They have strange exotic … Read More
My selections from the endless buffet of life. Reading the internets, so you don’t have to.Continue reading
Every two weeks I attempt to fill the void between audio episodes with a small selection of things that merited my attention, in the hope that some of them may do the same for you.Continue reading
I’m trying an experiment, sharing some things I find interesting via the email newsletter that announces each new episode. Here’s the first issue. Even if you’re already a subscriber to the podcast, via iTunes or your favourite podcatcher, you can still subscribe to the newsletter. And if there’s enough demand, I’ll create a separate mailing list.