In case you missed them in the news, these are some wonderful articles from the past week about food, kitchens, and cooking:
- The New York Times is doing a two-part series on food through their Freakonomics podcast. The first episode explores Nathan Myhrvold’s science of cooking, and Alice Waters’ response to it: “Waiter, There’s a Physicist In My Soup, Part I.”
- In what has turned into a controversial article, the Los Angeles Times reports that “Eating bad food may make you sad.”
- If your kitchen is also the place where everyone in your family dumps his or her stuff, you might be interested in The Washington Post’s “It’s a kitchen, not a chatchall.”
- This article is a year old now, but I’m going to try following this technique the next time I season our cast-iron skillet. Sheryl Canter suggests in “Chemistry of Cast Iron Season: A Science-Based How-To” to use food-grade flaxseed oil instead of other oils. When I get around to it, I’ll definitely document the process and report back to you.
Have you spotted interesting food-related articles in the news recently? Share your findings in the comments.