Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
- In praise of processed food. This needs to be said more often. I love farmers markets. I enjoy eating local when possible. I like “slow food,” the kind of stuff you cook over low heat for hours. I also realize these are conceits of affluence. Processed food isn’t as good for us as whole food. But the industrialization of food is also why most of us no longer worry about starving to death. If we all only ate local, most of us wouldn’t be eating for much longer.
- “Why We’re Teaching The Wire at Harvard”
- What chefs don’t tell you.
- The New York Times looks at false confessions.
- If you live in the continental U.S., you’re never more than 115 miles from the nearest McDonald’s.
- There’s an old joke that men don’t pay prostitutes for sex, they pay so they don’t have to talk after sex. But in many cases, the opposite may be true.