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Seafood Activists Urge Us to Dine Well -- and Low on the Food Chain by Rebekah Denn (Seattle PI): The PI's food editor

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Hangovers, Jam, and Other Food News

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Source: Rawfedcats.org

Seafood Activists Urge Us to Dine Well -- and Low on the Food Chain by Rebekah Denn (Seattle PI): The PI's food editor profiles the other bottomfeeder, and this one says we should be eating sardines, not salmon. Seely? Any comment?

A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue by Patrick Farrell and Kassie Bracken (NY Times): This article, about "flavor tripping" parties where guests ingest an African miracle fruit that makes everything taste sweet, leaves me with many, many questions. Who doesn't think this "Supreme Commander" guy who throws $15-a-person parties sounds like a jackass? Why would anyone want everything to taste sweet? And what ever happened to LSD? The '60s are definitely over, my friends.

Fresh Wave of Home Canners Pump Up the Jam by Kristina Shevory (SF Chronicle): Despite the fact that $10-a-jar jam is obscene, this article about micro-jammers is getting me all worked up about the coming fruit season. My favorite recipe: yellow peach touched up with my friend Anne's homemade grapefruit bitters.

Sweet Deal: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Price vs. Consumption by Marc R. aka Mental Masala (Ethicurian): Yes, that is the most redunkulous byline in foodland, but the author does a great job of finding and displaying his data. The article was inspired by the recent decision that several major soda makers -- Jones and Hansen's Natural -- have made to switch from HFCS to cane sugar, in response to consumer demand.

A Few Too Many by Joan Acocella (New Yorker): The New Yorker admits that it drinks. Sometimes too much.

With the serious journalism out of the way, a few quick bits:

Molson Coors Ethanol to Power DNC Vehicles by Margaret Jackson (Denver Post, via Gut Check): 1. Did you know that they make ethanol from beer? 2. What are Obama and Clinton going to drink now when they want to impress the common man?

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad (thanks, Grinder): Worcestershire sauce only lasts one year? Whoops.

Taco Bell Commercial Co-opts Drive Thru Rap Video Meme by Raphael (Serious Eats): Same old story -- large corporation steals idea from YouTube, annoys viewers, inspires more stunts from latecomers. If only Carls Jr. could have had the same effect.

 
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