News from the world of food and wine that you might have missed this week.
- The future of the family farm. Does it face extinction?
- At the most renowned international culinary competition, the U.S. is still an “also ran”.
- Has beer become the new wine? No.
- The food engineers are coming to make your meals healthy and good for the environment. But will they be edible
- Matt Kramer thinks its religion that makes Burgundian Pinot so special. I think its grapes.
- Do you want this growing in your kitchen? More on the home fermentation trend.
- From the all-good-things-are-bad file. The evils of quinoa.
- Happiness is a bowl of kale, according to new research. Does eating kale make you happy or do happy people eat kale?
- Between 16 and 20 percent of US citizens consume about 95% of the wine sold in the US. Where are the missing wine drinkers?
- A lovely essay about the real value of food.
- Here’s a local San Diego story. Farmers are tearing out avocado groves to grow more wine grapes.