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Gazette May-June 2015

In this month’s installment of my award-winning blog (still thrilled!): Food politics is dominated by climate and water issues, mainly the drought in California, and chicken and egg dilemmas; join the dots, it’s all connected. Also, dog-love Italian style (involves truffles), musings on the simplicity of tenders, some seaweed recipes, cherry leaf wine and a Lithuanian soup,  plus loads more. Enjoy.shutterstock_91705742

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NutellaGate – Greenpeace

John Oliver vs The ChickenPolitico

Food’s Ticking Time BombYorkshire Post

Companies Have a Critical Role in Creating a Better Food SystemThe Guardian

Most Californians Support Serving Breakfast to Students During School Day – LA Times

The British Apple is Under Threat – The Independent

Accounting for the Hidden Costs of MonocultureFood Tank

On the California Drought: Making Sense of Water – NYT

How Water Woes Will Mess with Food Businesses – Grist

Organic Farming Can Actually be More Profitable – Quartz

Farmers Fight Farmers in California Water WarNPR

The Water Footprint of a Smoothie – Mother Jones

Why Eggs Have Gotten More Expensive in California – LA Times


Soba Salad with Seaweed, Cucumber & Asparagus – Serious Eats

Lithuanian Cold Beet Soup – My Food Odyssey

Cherry Leaf Wine – David Lebovitz

How to Cook and Eat NettlesDemuths

Ottolenghi’s Seaweed Recipes – The Guardian

Grilled Lamb Recipes – Saveur

Grilled Ginger Sesame Pork Tenderloin – Simply Recipes

Ruby Rhubarb Bars – Patricia Wells

Baked Rhubarb with Fresh Ricotta – Orangette

How to Cook a LobsterSerious Eats

Fettucine with Butternut Squash and Red Poblano CremaRick Bayless

Strawberry & Lemon Tiramisu – Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi


In Italy: A Man, His Dog and the Truffle – Aeon (video)

Ode to Norwegian Brown CheeseThe New Yorker

The Q TextureHuffington Post

How to Eat: Ploughman’s LunchThe Guardian

Why I Blocked Your Food BlogPaste

Why Comfort Food Comforts – The Atlantic

The Saddest Cookbooks Ever – Paste

Working Mom: Margot HendersonLucky Peach

MIT Free Online Course: Learn to Cook and Speak Italian – OpenCulture

Chimps Would Cook If Given the Chance – NYT

On Chicken TendersHelen Rosner/Guernica

The Chain Breaker: A Dairy Queen Like No Other – Serious Eats

Lessons from a French Film on Farming – Civil Eats