weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Granny among the apples (above). French photographer Cerise Doucède creates photos of people posing amidst flying objects.
- Poetry among the cheese, New York City cheesemongers get funky with their ripe prose. A favorite from Bedford Cheese Shop: "Andante Dairy Nocturne Icelandic ponies. Japanese cats on the Internet. Yawning puppies. Toddlers who give each other hugs. Goats climbing all over everything. Pink and green macaroons. Red pandas. Sparkly nail polish. Do you get where I’m going? Cute things. This cheese is so perfect and cute and delicious you just want to marry it. Or buy one and eat it."
- Urban farming — it's not just for hipsters. In Nairobi, it's an important source of food and income, as PRI reports (audio clip and video).
- If you're a US city-dweller looking to grow your own food, where to get your urban farming supplies? A list: Portland, OR http://www.urbanfarmstore.com, Brooklyn, NY http://bigcityfarmsupply.com, Manhattan http://www.cityhydroponic.com, St. Paul, MN http://eggplantsupply.com/Home.htm, Seattle, WA http://www.seattlefarmsupply.com/?page_id=2, and Oakland, CA http://www.3rdsthydroponics.com
In London, a new urban one-stop Farm & Shop
- Want to get even closer to the earth? Try the newest restaurant ingredient (at least in Tokyo) — dirt. Dirt and potato soup, dirt ristotto, dirt ice cream...