Monday, October 13, 2003

The (Agri)Cultural Contradictions of Obesity
Excerpt: In The (Agri)Cultural Contradictions of Obesity, Michael Pollan writes about one (possible, probable) cause of the obesity epidemic. Namely, the shift away from a price support system to an all-out subsidy to corn farmers. The net result has been a shift from a managed market of corn supply, to an ever-increasing supply of corn. Farmers need to produce more corn year over year to...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Review of Paris Chocolatiers
Excerpt: echoid Dr. Jonathan Hayes writes: The New York Times > Travel > Choice Tables: In Paris, Boutiques and Cafes Where Chocolatiers Raise the Bar: a guide to Paris for the chocolate aficionado...the piece includes a description of a chocolate dremel tool...

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Arnott's Biscuits in the U.S. (a/k/a Tim Tams)
Excerpt: Tim Tams are now available in the U.S. at Cost Plus World Market. This is either a very good thing, or a sign of the impending apocalypse. Unfortunately they don't appear to sell them on their website. What? You don't know what Tim Tams are? They are only the bestest, most yummy-yummy cookies (er, "biscuits") I have ever had, and they're from Australia. They...

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