Sunday reading, from the blogs and beyond
Some food-related reading you may have missed while you were 1) clicking through the absolutely perfect, ex-cathedra (more like ex nihilo) 50 best county restaurants photo galleries, 2) watching the royal wedding on TiVo (or whatever), 3) doing your job.
Eric (Fast Food Nation) Schlosser, writing in the Washington Post, on Why being a foodie isn't 'elitist' - his point is that the people leveling the charge, basically the tools of food conglomerates, are the true elites. I know there's a wide range of opinion out there regarding food activism. What do you think?
Speaking of food activism, Marion Nestle (her name is pronounced "nessel") weighed in further on New York's pilot program that bans the use of government assisted food benefits for sugary-soda purchases. (Food Politics). Robert Pear in the New York Times on how the soft drink industry is mobilizing opposition to the new policy.
The proposed government guidelines for marketing junk to kids. At issue, self-regulation. (Food Safety News).
Last week was Burger Week over on Eater. I think we should have a burger week on Dining@Large, but maybe in a month or two, when the blog finally gets a new name and when the idea seems original. Who wants a burger week. Or, should it be a crab cake week?