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Foodie links For 12/9/2011 – The McDonald’s special

I’ve had this idea knocking round in my mind for a post about McDonald’s, they are probably the best known fast food chain in the world and there are people who say that the industrialisation of the food chain is their doing. In truth, the roots of industrialisation of food started during the world wars of the last century but that’s a whole other post 😉

The problem is that every time I try to write this post it comes off sounding like it was written by some sort of dangerous fanatic. That’s not my goal, so I’ve decided to simply post some McDonald’s related videos and links to finally get this need to talk about McDonald’s out of my system.

How to Make Oatmeal . . . Wrong
Kids’ Nutrition Classes Brought to You by…McDonald’s?
Mayor McCheese? Newsom Vetoes SF Happy Meal Ban
McDonald’s and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy
US mother sues McDonald’s over Happy Meals
McDonald’s thrives as it sticks to its game plan for success
McDonald’s to Serve Sustainable Fish in Europe
McDonald’s® Announces Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices
15 Facts About McDonald’s That Will Blow Your Mind

So after reading through those and watching the videos, what do you think about McDonald’s?

Foodie Links for 29/8/2011

I just love the ideas behind this fantastic new Austin, Texas grocery store. Also the name and domain choice are just too geeky not to love :)

This is the very reason that a Pizza Stone is a good investment if you’re gonna make your own Pizza.

As some of you may know I’m always partial to a whole roasted pig, I’ve posted about it before so naturally when I see a post titled “A Beginner’s Guide To Roasting A Whole Pig” I’m gonna give it a click and see what tips I can pick-up.

Giant Exploding Melons!!! well maybe not quite giant but interesting to see what happens when you over do the growth hormones.

David Lebovitz recently published a post called “10 Goofy Foods You’ll Find in a French Supermarket” and I was wondering what would you want to see included in an Irish version?

Foodie Links for 18/7/2011

He blinded me with Science!

Wanna know more about The Soup Dumpling Burger?

This story is old news at this point, but I don’t think the message has really gotten through yet. Eat less meat!

And speaking of old news: diet soda makes you fat! We’ve all suspected it for years but the difference now is someone did real scientific research on the subject and look what they found out.

And finally, if you’re going to run *ahem* a mobile kitchen, you might as well give it the most awesome name ever!!!

Foodie Links For 4/7/2011

Is this really Winning?

An interesting alternative view to the effect Michael Pollan is having on US Big agriculture.

More doomsday predictions about our food supply, I tolerate the stories only for the headlines 😉

So Frito Lays (that’s the snack food wing of Pepsi Co) are going to go free of all artificial ingredients by the end of 2015, I read it here

And for a something a bit more local here’s a great read from Darina Allen on the Ballymaloe cookery school site.

Foodie Links for 20/6/2011

Hmm, I’m not sure about this lad’s credentials…

Have you ever found an ingredient, had no idea what it was, but still wanted to try to cook it? Well then The Cook’s Thesaurus could be just your thing. I’ve spent literally hours reading through this – it’s a wonderful resource, bookmark it, you’ll thank me later.

With the return of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution show for its second season in the US hopefully we’ll see less and less of these kinds of stories in the future.

Which will hopefully lead to us seeing a lot more stories like this one.

Scary headline grabbed my attention but could we really be just one poor harvest away from chaos?