Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New York Times Magazine Food Issue

Fellow foodie friends, if you have not yet seen last Sunday's issue of the New York Times Magazine, click the link below to check out a collection of incredible readables on a wide-ranging array of food-related topics.

This week's special Food Issue is chock full of interesting, though-provoking and downright entertaining stuff. Why Tip? by Paul Wachter got me thinking about, well, why we tip, and presented an interesting study of a restaurant that decided tipping should be a thing of the past. Mark Bittman, as usual, was awesome, and I'm smack in the middle of Samantha Shapiro's Kosher Wars (will finish up right after this post!). I'm also curious about the interactive feature titled Inside the Fridge of a Foodie.

The real stand-out, however, is Michael Pollan's Farmer in Chief. This author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto has presented an eloquent and persuasive argument for the sweeping change of this country's relationship with food and farming in the form of a letter to our next President. Holy cow - talk about food for thought...

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