23 January 2017
Authentic food news
The previous newsletter was back on 19 December, when I suggested that if there were interesting stuff over the festive season, I’d share it. Well, there was, but I didn’t, so you’ve got your work cut out. All of it, I have to say, wonderfully opinionated, not that I necessarily agree with all the opinions expressed. But they are entertaining.
So, let’s get cracking.
- In Cato Unbound, Gary Taubes has been defending his sugar hypothesis against all comers. Read the response essays too, if you have time. And energy.
- If you worry about sugary sodas, I hope you weren’t tut-tutting when you read that poor people spend money on sodas because, as Marc Bellemare explains, so does everyone else.
- Mark Bittman, meanwhile, offers a recipe for a healthy food system. Right.
- Darra Goldstein recalls her years in Soviet Russia and how they prepared her for her dedication to food preservation, in an extended conversation for Harvard Design Magazine.
- Are you ready for pasta with terroir?
- How about mutiny in the mess tent?
- Saving best for last: Bee Wilson on the slow death of the great British curry house and — irony fully intended — Harry Sword conjures Keith Floyd of blessed memory to pour scorn on the modern incarnation of the great British everything.