News from the world of food and wine that you might have missed this week.
- Here is a fascinating article on the “body clock” of fruits and vegetables that exhibit evidence of circadian rhythms long after they are picked.
- The Atlantic Monthly defends the food industry against what the author calls “Pollanites”
- 8 foods permitted in the U.S. that are banned in other countries.
- The Jerusalem Post explores wine regions in the Middle East beyond Lebanon and Israel.
- Here is a good discussion of some of the problems with Bordeaux’s en primeur system of selling wine futures.
- “Food is the New Rock” celebrates its first anniversary!
- Why Europeans feared the tomato for 200 years.
- What food companies do to make processed food look unprocessed.
- Celebrated poet Gary Snyder’s ode to wild mushrooms.
- Coming soon to a supermarket near you. Powdered egg substitute. And trees that glow will soon replace streetlights.
- If you love individually-wrapped cheese slices you will love this little film.
- A new restaurant in Riverside, CA (of all places) tries to require women to dress in high heels. Gets serious social media push back.
- 10 Maine towns have passed ordinances declaring their independence from Federal and State regulations of locally produced food.