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Food related stuff I’ve spotted on the Intertubes V

Looking for songs about food can take you to interesting places, so remember kids eat your vegetables! 😉

Possibly the best design ever for a pizza oven

For a gadget geek like me I have to say this is quite possibly the coolest kitchen gadget ever I wonder if I could get one for a product test. LOL

Now it’s only really since starting in college that I’ve become interested in baking but it’s amazing just how far you can take a cake.

And once again I’m going to leave the last word to our crazy friends in the USA and their love of the state fair has brought us some truly horrendous “food stuffs” in 2010. Check out the top ten here.

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Food related stuff I’ve spotted on the Intertubes IV

Beans And Cornbread by Louis Jordan, great fun tune, if ye feel the need why not try this baked beans recipe 😉

Suck on a Pepsi or Pepsi suck? – You decide after reading this.

Some things only Americans can find a way to put a positive marketing spin on “A delicious taste sensation” Really? Warm beer a taste sensation? Just cause you can, doesn’t always mean you should 😉

I’m a little late with these back to school lunch planners but if you have little ‘uns and you haven’t seen this already, it may help you 😉

Wanna see 22 pictures of my own personal heaven on earth? Just what I need, another reason to go to New York.

Food related stuff I’ve spotted on the Intertubes

This post is really a bit of a lazy one, these types of things to me are the equivalent of “the clip show” on TV. I read a fair bit online as well as offline about all things food. Sometimes these articles help me to form or reform opinions I have and express them in my own posts here. Every so often though I collect an array of open web pages because I want to write about certain topics but for one reason or another don’t get round to fleshing out these ideas. So with out further ado I give you a series of links to interesting and thought provoking articles I’ve read over the last week or two.

First up we have @reindeersp list of all the Irishfoodies that could be found on twitter, click here if you want to follow the list yourself.

It looks like Amazon are getting into the online grocery business, in the UK at least. I had a look through some of the catalogue before I realised the UK only nature of the Beta and was thinking of ordering a few bits and bobs that aren’t easily found locally but was disappointed that I couldn’t. Here’s hoping the beta goes well and it’s available to all sooner rather than later.

What a great new product from thinkgeek :)

Peter has a really interesting post about teaching organic gardening in schools. I really enjoyed this post and to me it comes down to this… which is “greener”? “Organic” produce that may be better travelled than I am :) or local produce that maybe isn’t certified organic?

Think about the carbon footprint of what’s on your dinner plate this evening, how far has each ingredient travelled? Is that better or worse for the environment than non-organic farming? I honestly don’t know but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently and so far for me it comes down to taste, freshness and the methods used to produce the food, not whether it’s certified “organic” or not.

And now for some Food Revolution updates, it’s great to hear about positive moves in the U.S.A. like this one from the Governator himself, but then you read things like this and realise that it’s going to take a long time for real change to happen. Still it’s another reason for me to be happy that my breakfast cereal of choice is porridge.

Closer to home, in the UK, Jamie Oliver has come in for some rather strange criticism by none other than Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary and has had funding removed from his School Dinners program to improve them in the UK, at the same time as his efforts in the US are starting to have a serious impact. Then only a few days later you read this and think well he’s (Andrew Lansley) going to have to rethink that now, or will he?

The One Hundred and Second

No, I’m not talking about an airborne or infantry unit! It’s our one hundred and second post here on notjunkfood.net

Prize draw Prizes
Prize draw Prizes

Yes, our one hundredth post slipped quietly past on Monday, we’ve never been ones to mark the round number anniversaries, it just seems so arbitrary. Oh alright then, I missed it, but in order to mark the occasion of our one hundred and second post I want to take a few moments to look at how far we’ve come since we launched back in January of this year and that first recipe, scrambled eggs.

Since then it’s been great to see how the web-site and our presence on both Facebook and Twitter have grown and continue to grow. With over 400 individual visits per week and one thousand links to our site, 343 followers on Twitter and 125 likes on Facebook, it’s safe to say that things have grown faster than we expected. It’s also great to know that we have attracted an international audience with readers from our nearest neighbour the UK to places as far flung as the USA, India and even Australia. I’m so happy to be able to thank all our readers for helping us get this far :)

So to mark the occasion of our one hundred and second post, we’re having a draw with a great prize, a copy of “Easy Entertaining” by Darina Allen of the Ballymaloe Cookery School and also a Ballymaloe Cookery School apron, both pictured above.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favourite meal is and we will pick a winner at random from all the entries after the closing date – Wednesday 30th June at 5pm GMT – so get your entries in and tell your friends, families and loved ones to do the same 😉

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Yup I’m gonna be talking about him again today. His latest show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” started airing in the US on ABC during March and while I can’t seem to find any details of when/if it will be shown on this side of the pond, I have watched the first 3 episodes thanks to the wonders of the interweb, or more precisely youtube.

 

It follows a similar idea to “Ministry of Food” and “School Dinners” albeit with a more American slant. There are some really really scary moments in this show, like…

The children who, after watching Jamie make Chicken Nuggets from the carcass of a chicken and being disgusted by it, still want to eat them once they’re shaped and cooked. Talk about brain washed kids, are things this bad in Ireland?

I’ve gained so much respect for Jamie already for his work in the UK but this is a different world, these people don’t even realise that their system is broken, how *can* you think that it works when you’re living in the unhealthiest city in America? If Jamie can make a difference in the US then maybe the rest of us will follow.

You can watch the first three episodes by following the links below and I will add links to the future episodes as they become available.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ep1

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ep 2

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ep 3