weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Amelie meets butter (above) in one of the coolest cooking commercials we've ever seen.
- Gin is at risk: British gin distillers could be facing a production crisis as a deadly fungus rips through Scottish junipers, leaving the berries “in serious trouble.”
- A new culprit in cod decline? "Scientists believe they have evidence global warming may hold a clue in the mystery of why, despite 20 years of increasingly harsh fishery regulations, cod hasn't rebounded. The species of zooplankton that is one of the preferred foods of larval cod simply can't take the heat."
- How about no more "trash" talk for starters. Short of Cod, Massachusetts Chefs Suggest a Dish of Blood Cockle: Catch Limits Have New Englanders Testing New Recipes, and Names, for 'Trash Fish'
- Foodem, a new tech solution for linking wholesale food buyers and sellers has launched. “Today, you see lots of small and mid-size farms take their produce to farmers markets, but they only sell for individual use,” Rehman said. “Many of those farms could handle wholesale quantity buying, but don’t know how to connect with those buyers. We help them find a market that works for them.”
- And one from the advertising vaults: If you don't have cutting-edge food photography, there's always naked ladies, like this one for Pol pasta in 1905.