Links #6: in defence of processed food, class, bigotry, grandmas, fish

Catch Box sounds like a great idea: a new community supported fishery that will be piloting a veg-box type scheme for fresh, local, responsibly-caught fish in Brighton and Chichester this spring. You can’t choose what you get, but that is all part of the fun.

If, like me, you are one of those people who buy sardines just because the tin looks great, you should check out Free Flavour, a blog that is chock full of examples of beautiful food packaging and advertising.

Nana, the ‘comfort food and craft cafe’ in Clapton run by older ladies makes me sad that that I don’t live in London anymore, and I no longer have any nanas.

Read Suzanne Moore on the revival of food stamps and how food is now the ‘ultimate class signifier’. I agree that food stamps are a retrograde step and a symbol of a failing economy but do I need to stop talking about my favourite subject in case I sound like I’m flaunting my wealth?

Michael Pollen posted a link to a series of articles in defence of processed foods from the Institute of Food Technologists. Among them I was amused by this video of food scientist Kantha Shelke who says processed foods are wonderful for women.

My mother had MS and used a wheelchair for about 17 years before she died aged 54. I am appalled by the story of this disabled man who was verbally assaulted in a restaurant by a man who said disabled people are a burden that taxpayers are sick of paying for. And yes, I do blame the coalition.

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I'm a freelance writer, designer and webby type. I live with my husband and daughter in the south of England. I like to cook and can throw a good party.

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2 comments on “Links #6: in defence of processed food, class, bigotry, grandmas, fish

  1. April 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    STOP posting all these good links. PLEASE. It’s like going into the bookshop in a really good art gallery. All those beautiful, perfectly curated books to admire, so much angst that I can’t buy them, or that I buy them and don’t read them… This extended metaphor is getting a bit ropey isn’t it?

    • April 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      These are only short articles Hattie so you can read them, and most of it is free (apart from the fish, and the tea). xx

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