weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- "When words just aren't enough, say it with bacon..." urges this jewelry-spoof commercial (above). "All you have to do is listen, and bacon will show you the way."
- NPR gave a little positive attention for the concept of multi-trophic aquaculture, the growing of companion species in the same area for a healthier ecosystem.
- You don't have to eat threatened species to be enabling their trade. The Dutch have said "No" by blocking the transfer of whale meat from Iceland in the Port of Rotterdam. "The State Secretary’s announcement sends a clear message to the whalers that they cannot expect it to be business as usual in Europe. The Netherlands’ initiative to launch a code of conduct could be decisive in closing down Europe to the transfer of carcassess of these endangered majestic creatures."
- Good news: the young folk don't want to eat anonymous junk. The Millenials are spending differently and restaurant chains are trying to woo the younger generation. "Between the proliferation of artisanal food trucks and items like cupcakes made of Valrhona and Callebaut chocolates and topped with a fondant daisy for $2.75 at Georgetown Cupcake, or Fresh Direct’s offering of “heritage” pork from the Flying Pigs Farm in upstate New York, millennials tend to spend their dining dollars sparingly and in a more calculated way."
- France might make industrial cooking establishments call themselves what they are: "In a fight back against a rising tide of boil-in-a-bag meals and other gastronomic horrors, France is to consider a law change that would limit use of the word “restaurant” to establishments that use proper ingredients prepared on the premises."