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For Love of the Week: Farming, Food Culture, & Twitter

There’s a thick layer of neglect-dust on For Love of the Week – a used-to-be-regular round-up of people & things I think are noteworthy in food & nutrition. So exhale sharply before we get going here, & apologies to anyone with some dust allergies.

For this Friday, a few things I’ve been mulling over:

  • Modern Farmer, which I stumbled upon via my husband & this article about straining (HA!) to deal with waste byproducts of the Greek yogurt boon. As someone who eats a vegetarian diet in large part because of its lower environmental impact, and  someone with a cup-a-day strained yogurt habit, that article gave me pause.
  • Soul Food Junkies, Byron Hurt’s documentary on Independent Lens. It’s a non-simplistic portrayal of what food means to cultural identity; how our diets stem from and shape history, culture, politics and family; and how industrial food’s attempts to co-opt tradition “culture-washes” food that ultimately harms health. The most important reminder I got from this is that “wellness” in the context of food isn’t merely biological – an interviewee said, “It’s not good for you. But it is good to you.”
  • Like insightful, acerbic, innovative people & organizations who have stuff to say about sustainable agriculture, food politics & more? Check out the Food & Society list I maintain over at Teh Twitters.

What have you been reading, watching & listening to lately in the world of food? Let me know in the comments!

For the love of The Week, part 3

Teh intarwebs are full of blogs, twitterings, and other resources on which I rely to find new recipes, learn some nutritional science, and just be entertained. For the Love of the Week is my way of sharing the wealth and giving these folks a deserved shout-out (previous posts here and here). This time, I’ve included several running-related blogs/sites along with the usual food and nutrition list.

Running:
Food to Run For (site, twitter) – came for the food, stayed for the running
One Bite World (site, twitter) – same as above
No Meat Athlete (site, twitter)
Midpack Runner (site, twitter)
Running From Nothing (site, twitter)
Races 2 Remember (site) – they did a bangup job making custom removable tattoos for Team Flail when we ran the half marathon recently
Runkeeper (site, twitter) – add me to your Street Team if you use RK (profile here)

Food and Nutrition:
Honest Cooking (site, twitter)
The Healthy Apron (site, twitter)
Nutrition Lately (site, twitter)
Small Bites (site, twitter) – Andy pulls no punches!
The Six O’Clock Scramble (site, twitter)

Several of the sources I follow are also on Facebook; you can find them under the “like” for the Eating The Week page (here). You can also follow several public lists I created on Twitter by going here.

*If you’re missing from thi s list, that does not mean you/your blog are not among my favorites. It just means …. I’ll do this again semi-regularly, and eventually will highlight everybody.

For the love of the week, part 2

Valentine’s Day has come & gone (as did the bottle of merlot Mr. & Mrs. Eating The Week shared). But I still have love for food and nutrition sources on teh intarwebs, so I wanted to highlight a few more in this quick post.

Food:
RecipEngineer (site, twitter)
Simply Recipes (site, twitter)
Hounds In The Kitchen (site, twitter)
Boston Food Blogs (site, twitter)
Local In Season (site, twitter)
Fed Up With School Lunch (site, twitter)
Today’s Link from Michael Pollan (site, twitter)
Food Politics from Marion Nestle (site, twitter)

Nutrition:
Eat Well With Janel (site, twitter)
Professional Palate (site, twitter)
Raise Healthy Eaters (site, twitter)
Cold Cereal and Toast (site, twitter)
Tara Mardigan, nutritionist for the Red Sox (twitter)

Several of the sources I follow are also on Facebook; you can find them under the “likes” for the Eating The Week page (here). You can also follow several public lists I created on Twitter by going here.

*If you’re missing from this list, that still does not mean you/your blog are not among my favorites. It just means I ran out of time before Clients Who Pay Me needed me to wave the magical Powerpoint wand. I’ll do this again soon.

For the love of the week

Mr & Mrs Eating The Week are all set in the Valentine’s department – he created logos & a new blog design for me, and I… well, I feed him regularly. So I thought I’d give some love to a handful of my favorite food and nutrition information sources. Do check these out & tell them Eating The Week sent you.

*If you’re missing from this list, that does not mean you/your blog are not among my favorites. It just means my son woke up from his nap before I had time to type it up. I’ll do this again semi-regularly, and eventually will highlight everybody.

Food:
Smitten Kitchen (site, twitter)
Serious Eats (site, twitter)
Yotam Ottolenghi’s The New Vegetarian (site)
Not Eating Out In New York (site)
Food & Fiction (site, twitter)
The Freerange Chick (site)
Public Radio Kitchen (site, twitter)
Food to Run For (site, twitter)
Weelicious (site, twitter)

Nutrition:
Real Mom Nutrition (site, twitter)
Budget Dietitian (site)
Inspired RD (site, twitter)
Dish By Trish (site, twitter)
Robyn Webb (site, blog, twitter)
Around The Plate (site, twitter)
Pediatric Nutrition of Green Hills (site, twitter)

You can also follow several public lists I created on Twitter by going here.