Photo by Andreas Gursky.
You Are What You Grow by Michael Pollan
This is a really interesting article concerning the farm bill, something that I had no real knowledge of before reading this. I guess it basically gives farmers money based on how much of their crop they grow. But it’s sort of become twisted and being used to fund the junk food industry more than anything.
In the article they use the point of, why is it cheaper to by a pack of Twinkies then a bunch of carrots? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? It also goes into detail about how the bill effects other countries, immigration issues, and how we’re all getting fatter because of it.
Really interesting read.
For Chicago chef, it’s prepare, print, serve
Homaro Cantu is this crazy food genius, who takes all preconceived notions about food and flips it around 360Âº. He talks about printing out food and putting it into magazines, how lasers are better than ovens, and how we need to start making changes in the kitchen when it comes to technology.
My favorite part of the article:
What do you want to be doing 10 years, 25 years from now?
Cantu: Saving the planet.
He also introduced me to Nabaztag/tag, which he uses in his kitchen!
These are the most awesome little rabbit/super computers ever.
Check out the link to see what I’m talking about.