Friday Faves — notes from the new gastroconomy, No. 25

a weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food

  • Hey there, Comrade Farmer, the Pork Fairy, courtesy of Soviet propaganda.
  • SloPig takes the drama of heritage pork to the screen with a silent movie — heroes, villains, pigs and a damsel in distress.
  • It's Farm Bill time, and time to get active. The Senate is proposing a 50% cut to the most important young farmer training program in the nation. Put in your two cents.
  • Why we should love natural wines, and what all the fuss against them is about: "The real problem is the new popularity of natural wines. As long as they were fringe, they posed no threat. Now they are driving a growing market sector..."
  • Taco USA, NPR's On Point took a look at the evolution of Mexican food in America.