Happy Saturday! Here are some fun and enlightening slow-food-worthy links to enjoy on your weekend.
Co-founders Alan Salant and Rob Spiro of Good Eggs have found a way to merge the local food movement with modern technology to help make foods and vendors more accessible to a wider range of customers. Let’s just hope this idea soon reaches Saratoga!
According to an interview conducted for Barry Estabrook’s book Tomatoland “any American who has eaten a winter tomato, either purchased at a asupermarket or on top of a fast food salad, has eaten a fruit picked by the hand of a slave. That’s not an assumption. That’s a fact.” The food and philanthropy blog The Giving Table started a mission with this blog post to bring awareness to the issue. Dozens of food bloggers got involved and started spreading the word by posting slave-free tomato recipes. So, learn about the issue and enjoy some delicious tomato recipes.
Pinterest with blog recipes: http://pinterest.com/thegivingtable/food-bloggers-for-slave-free-tomatoes/
In this article “No Meatless Mondays at the USDA”, Mark Bittman talks about the controversy surrounding the U.S Department of Agriculture’s failure to support Meatless Mondays, the international campaign that encourages people to forgo eating meat one night a week for the benefit of their health and the environment.
Speaking of Meatless Mondays, read this article from NPR about how to make your own tofu.
Check out this chart breaking down the eating habits of Olympians at the Olympic village dining hall.