The Food Pages October 29th

I've been obsessed with Radio Cherry Bombe lately. Listening through so much of their back catalog that I keep finding myself singing/tapping the theme tune. But that's okay because it is the epitome of hype-up music (note to self, listen to more Tralala). Good job Heritage Radio Network!

Two seasonally colored experiments from this week: Cured Egg Yolks (from liquid gold to solid gold) and Roasted Squash & Bacon Tortellini (in Chicken Consomme obvs).

Two seasonally colored experiments from this week: Cured Egg Yolks (from liquid gold to solid gold) and Roasted Squash & Bacon Tortellini (in Chicken Consomme obvs).

The main story this week was the controversial WHO report adding processed and red meats to the very long list of things the organization warns may cause cancer. Here are three stories that summarize the news (I didn’t include any of the meat industry rebuttals because while I am not going to stop eating prosciutto, bacon, or beef their press releases were too whiny to pass on to others to read):

  • The breaking NPR story that led to twitter freaking out about supra-national entities trying to take away their happiness (A.K.A bacon and hotdogs).
  • A few hours later NPR released a follow up answering the most relevant questions readers had about the original piece.
  • And a list from WAPO of the 480 other things  the WHO has said “may cause cancer”.

 


(The rest of the links are cancer-free...except maybe the Doritos bit.)

 

 

  • I’m fascinated and terrified by this idea...someone else go first on the doritos bread plz!

 

  • Dan Pashman’s most recent idea regarding ratios and textures in food. This one is  brilliant, but stone bundt pans for bi bim bap would be crazy hard and expensive to make.

 

  • Pictures of the increasing desperation/trend-chasing of the DC food scene. These lines for food hotspots make me want to use the term “queuing” whenever I see a pretentious line, since we don't use it normally in the U.S.

 

 

  • Tracing food trends all the way from the “tall” plating in the 80’s to today.

 

  • Yelp acting as a traffic cop? And not regarding its users, but the food establishments they are reviewing. I’m so torn on this.