weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
We've gone dark on the blog for the past few weeks as we got ourselves ready for a re-launch. Take a minute and look around our new digs.
Dining out on canned seafood? Why not? High-end canned goods make a great upscale bar snack, no real kitchen required. “We’ve become really obsessed with this stuff and realized it’s an underrepresented food product in the United States so we’ve been reaching out directly to canneries in Portugal and Spain....Because they’re so simply packaged, people have one at the bar and ask if they can take one to go. It was kind of the next logical step for us to offer these things.” (Seafood Business)
WineVision New in Harpers UK looks at social media success (or lack of it) in beverage brands: "The reason why most beer brands are doing a better job than wine in communicating and interacting with consumers is that they are more likely to ask their customers 'how their day has been' rather than feel the need to educate them about their products." (Harpers UK)
The Great Greening Of The Global North: The fall crop is in, harvested. But the map of what we grow, where, is changing, with climate change. A (audio) look at the new map of North American food production. (OnPoint/NPR)
In 'Original Local,' Thanksgiving Recipes From The First Americans (think native) (NPR)
Insect eating creeps on to Paris menus "So on the one hand there's the whole question of finding new sources of food to feed the world. And on the other there's the challenge of making it look and taste good....The implication is that they are miserable people so they deserve miserable food.But it's pejorative. If you prepare them properly, insects are excellent food." (BBC News)
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets: A new book profiles people from around the world and what their daily calorie and food intake looks like, from a Massai herdswoman, to an American soldier, to a Tibetan monk. (Brain Pickings)