A few of the food stories I've enjoyed this week: 

The Scientist and the Stairmaster by Gary Taubes (New York magazine): Does exercise make us

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The Food Section: September 26, 2007

Food stories from all parts of the Internet.

A few of the food stories I've enjoyed this week: 

The Scientist and the Stairmaster by Gary Taubes (New York magazine): Does exercise make us lose weight? A nutrition writer says no, and my little world threatens to shatter.

Foodie Boy by Alex James (UK Guardian): First the Guardian ran the food-travel diaries of Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos. Now it's hired the Blur bassist to be a food columnist. Here he talks about his switch from rock to cheesemaking. Look at the bottom of the page for the link to his video podcast.

Dairies Unite to Set Safety Standards for Raw-Milk Cheese by Janet Fletcher (SF Chronicle): A subject very close to my heart (like, in my arteries). My first priority for this new organization: Lobby obstetricians around America to stop scaring pregnant women away from real food.

An Ex-Con Breadmaker Has a Good Wrap by Kimberly Hartnett (Crosscut): After spending 15 years in the joint, Portlander Dave Dahl cleans up and starts baking Dave's Killer Bread, which is (thankfully) no reflection on his criminal record; you can find the bread at Metropolitan Markets. Let me know if you think it's good.

Two bonus links:

So my favorite food story of the week, in the agriculture weekly The Capital Press, is only available to subscribers. It's about how mainstream science is finally recognizing what sustainable-ag advocates have been saying for years: That the green revolution, which developed higher-yield varieties of grains, fruits, and vegetables, has produced grains, fruits, and vegetables much lower in critical nutrients. One example cited in the story: You now have to eat two slices of wheat bread to get the same nutrients you would have from a slice of wheat bread baked a half-century ago (not that they're advocating you try the latter). Read the full report the Capital Press story discusses at the Organic Center.

Last and least: Haters who think that the Uptight Seattleite is a crude parody need to read this.

 
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