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What I've been reading on the Interwebs:

Edible Films with Superpowers by Kim Severson (NY Times): Thanks to the success of Listerine breath strips, scientists

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The Food Section: August 29, 2007

Stories about food on a stick, thousand-year-old cheese, and edible film. Mmm.

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What I've been reading on the Interwebs:

Edible Films with Superpowers by Kim Severson (NY Times): Thanks to the success of Listerine breath strips, scientists are working on a whole host of Jetsonian products to package veggies with, wrap sushi in, and spray onto strawberries. Because if it's made from real ingredients it must be good for you.

Rotten Eggs and Other Delicacies by Kira Cochrane (UK Guardian): What's the oldest food you can eat? Hint: it's not the hyperbolically named thousand-year-old eggs (pictured above).

Can Fish Oils Really Improve Your Mind? by Andrew Purvis (UK Guardian): I'm sorry, I don't usually link to two stories in the same publication, but the Guardian is on fire today. Why are they feeding Omega-3 capsules to school children? Seriously, why?

Farming the Concrete Jungle by Phoebe Connelly and Chelsea Ross (In these Times): A lovely piece about the movement to plant gardens in low-income neighborhoods. (Thanks to Ethicurian for the link.)

Food Critics on a Stick by Vanessa House (Star Tribune): Video story about what happens when you take a bunch of food writers to the Minnesota State Fair and ask them to critique corn dogs. Starring former Seattle writer Jon Bonné and the chin of SF Chronicle's restaurant critic, Michael Bauer.

 
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