Posts Tagged ‘food’

The History of Cheese

June 3, 2019

Paul Kindstedt looks at the history of cheesemaking over the last 10000 years. A TED-Ed video directed and animated by Charlotte Cambon. Narrator: Addison Anderson.

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How People Ate in Medieval England

May 30, 2019

 

“How People Ate in Medieval England,” a video exploration from Modern History TV by Jason Kingsley and Chris Carr.

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21st Century Bratwurst

May 28, 2019

Attention bratwurst fans: there’s a plant-based, beer-infused sausage with your name on it. Welcome to 2019.

Video: “First Bratwurst of Summer” by Those Darn Accordions

Those Darn Accordions website

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Government Cheese

May 24, 2019

Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University:

“People talk about food assistance programs as if they were created to help poor people out. Yes that’s true, but almost all of the major food assistance programs were ideas that came from agriculture because we had too much of something.”

Surprisingly, this CNBC video misses two songs named “Government Cheese,” one by Keb’ Mo’ and the first, a less sympathetic take by The Rainmakers:

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Mushrooms

April 26, 2019

Dan Sousa of Cook’s Illustrated looks at mushrooms. A video by America’s Test Kitchen.

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L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

April 4, 2019

L.A. Foodie Explores NYC

California food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson explored Big Apple foodways in the April 1 edition of the Los Angeles Times:

“My first culinary encounter was with pizza, a mysterious kind of baked tlayuda, covered in macerated tomatoes and milk coagulation, and occasionally smothered with a type of thinly sliced lap cheong called pepperoni. The odd dish, sometimes referred to as a pie, washed ashore from Naples some years ago. While the taste takes some getting used to, pizza can be enchanting when done properly.”

— “For cramped New York, an expanding dining scene,” Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times

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Apples

March 21, 2019

SweeTango, Zestar, Rave, Cosmic Crisp, Evercrisp, Arctic, Kissabel, Envy. How do you like them apples?

A Vox video by Ellen Rolfes and Alexandra Cardinale.

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China: The People’s Heroic KFC

March 11, 2019

China: The People's Heroic KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened a new branch in honor of Lei Feng, a legendary model soldier in China’s People’s Liberation Army, in his hometown of Changsha, in Hunan province. The restaurant opened in time for Lei Feng Day, a national holiday when people are encouraged to show goodwill and lend a helping hand to others. Yum China plans to open 250 Lei Fang KFCs throughout Hunan.

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“Hunan KFC branch honors Lei Feng spirit,” Zhang Yangfei, Feng Zhiwei, and Wen Xinzheng, China Daily

“KFC turns to the image of a Communist hero to support its massive China expansion,” Mary Hui, Quartz

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Food Will Win the War

March 2, 2019

“Food Will Win the War,” a Walt Disney Studios production for the USDA, 1942. Directed by Hamilton Luske, and narrated by Fred Shields. This WWII theatrical cartoon was for the home front, but Disney produced or contributed to hundreds of military training and propaganda films during World War II.

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Silent Cafés

February 7, 2019

“Since the 2011 opening of 1000 & 1 Signes, the first deaf-owned café in France, at least four other deaf-owned restaurants have followed. And France isn’t alone: Since 2016, more than a dozen such establishments have opened in Zagreb, Croatia; Cologne, Germany; London; Delhi; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangkok and Bogotá, Colombia.”

–“How Silent Cafes Serve Deaf Culture to the Hearing,” Fiona Zublin, Ozy

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