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March 25, 2011

Some reading for the snowbound

Sorry for the slow day, gang.

I have been battling insomnia lately. This is new. I'm blaming my cats. They've gone mad. 

I was also on deadline today.

Now, as the sun is setting, I present you with some of the juicier items I'm seeing in my Google Reader:

This article about a new Lancet study on the effect of diet on ADHD. There are other links to follow once you get to the article, including to an interview you may have heard on NPR. (Civil Eats)

A Chicago Tribune business story on the changes the packaged-food companies are making to their products. Are they really healthier? Marion Nestle weighs in on Food Politics: "And as I keep saying, just because a processed food is a little bit less bad than it used to be, doesn’t necessarily make it a good choice."

Too much science for you? How about Tempura-fried pizza at Sumo Grub in Berkeley. (Serious Eats Slice)

Meet Food Republic -- Eating, drinking, and living the way a man should. It has a recipe for a hamburger.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 6:33 PM | | Comments (2)


May I suggest the book "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World" by Mark Kurlansky. Great read, especially for the locavore/sustainably minded folks.

However, if it really is just a light dusting, you should go for something a bit shorter of a read, perhaps the pamphlet: "Secrets of Irish Cuisine."

One of our Minnesota cousins recommends the book "Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths."

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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