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The Internet Kitchen: Food In The News

by Nick

In the last week or so I’ve seen two really awesome projects related to food in America that have caught my eye. I wanted to share them with you all in case you are interested! I haven’t actually seen or read either of these in full, but I’m very excited to do so as soon as possible!

The first is a lengthy article on The New York Times called The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food. It’s an excerpt of sorts from Michael Moss’s recently released book Salt, Sugar, Fat. If you have some time, it’s a great read and I’m looking forward to getting the book.

The second is a documentary that’s being released across the nation starting this weekend called A Place at the Table. I’ve seen interviews with the directors on The Daily Show and also heard them on NPR. It’s an amazing study on hunger in America, a subject that isn’t discussed much because we always hear about over-eating in America. To be honest, as someone who writes about food and always has an abundance of it, it’ll be a hard watch for me, but I think it’s important.

The Poll

Instead of a straight-up poll this week, in honor of Michael Moss’s book, shout out your favorite junk food in the comments and I’ll pick one and try to make it at home!

The Links

IACP Cookbook AwardsEvery year the IACP chooses some of the best cookbooks that came out in the last year. Think of it like the Oscars for food dorks. Anyway, here is the list if anyone is interested. Someday maybe I’ll be on that list! (@ IACP)

How to Temper Chocolate – This is a step that’s important to learn if you ever want to get into chocolate making. Frankly, it’s one that I’m iffy at, but this walkthrough is awesome. (@ Cupcake Project)

Homemade Ding Dongs - Talk about showing the food industry what’s up. I’m not a huge sweet tooth but these look pretty spot on to me! (@ Food Beast)

Parmesan Garlic Soft Pretzels – Soft pretzels are some of my favorite snack items. I love a good one and this version looks about as good as it gets in my mind. (@ Food in my Beard)

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Photo from the Place at the table website.