Let's compare New Year's stories in the US and Britain, shall we? Here's the best of a plethora of resolution-oriented stories in the American food

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Low Heat, Marilyn Manson, and Other Food News

Let's compare New Year's stories in the US and Britain, shall we? Here's the best of a plethora of resolution-oriented stories in the American food press:

Just the Flax, Please by Stacy Finz (SF Chronicle)

Frank talk from nutrition experts about hot nutrition trends we're all going to pay attention to this January, such as omega-3 fatty acids and good fats vs. bad.

And from Britain:

Fat?s the Way to Do It by Angela Hartnett (UK Guardian)

Helpful recipes for post-indulgence treats such as Christmas pudding ice cream.

A few other highlights from this week's food stories:

The Invisible Ingredient in Every Kitchen by Harold McGee (NY Times)

McGee, after Our Julia's passing perhaps the greatest living saint of American gastronomy, writes about that most under-considered element of cooking: heat.

Here?s How Japan?s Brews Stack Up by Charles Perry (LA Times)

I include this story for one reason: Japan has craft beer?

And finally, a little extra inspiration as you begin The First Day of the Rest of Your LIfe. I just confirmed with a friend who's a rabid Marilyn Manson fan that it is, indeed, he singing about the USDA Food Pyramid (thanks, Ethicurian):

 
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