a weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- That favorite cartoon family The Simpsons takes a foodie adventure on Sunday as Marge turns food blogger. "This was like a love letter to foodie culture," says Executive Producer Matt Selman.
- Your computer could learn to make beer: New cyborg yeast can be controlled by computer. Apparently, this could help with future biofuel production.
- Are cookbooks obsolete? asks the New York Times. Of apps over paper: “You can’t hear the onions sizzling in the pan, or how to move your knife through a salmon fillet, or see how to put your pasta machine back together in a book.”
- Reading, Writing and Roasting as cooking comes to the classroom. "Teachers and principals are seeing how the classroom cooking experience helps support critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills."
- Need money to open your restaurant? Get creative as restaurants turn to crowd-sourcing for funding. “Beyond the money...it connected us to the community, got our name out — and engendered good will.”
- Urban Homesteading is growing in popularity, and controversy in Oakland, California and elsewhere as more people want to raise animals for food.