Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of March 29, 2020)

A looming kibble crisis, food stores for tight budgets, and the wisdom of victory gardens.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: National Museum of Health and Medicine The COVID-ified food and drink scene in NYC, in pictures Pennsylvania woman alleged to have coughed on $35k worth of food in supermarket charged as a terrorist Looming kibble crisis: pet owners have turned to hoarding pet food as social distancing mandates tighten Calls in the European Union for a bailout of food and drink businesses One localvore's plea for more socially conscious food shopping in the wake of coronavirus Coronavirus pandemic underscores the wisdom of victory gardens Panic-buying means you may have to eat month-old eggs, USDA announces DC-area food trucks struggle to adapt to social distancing's effects Playing fetch: A pooch that brings your wine curbside for pickup Tips for laying in food stores on a tight budget I’m always taking suggestions for… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of March 22, 2020)

The ethics of ordering in, food supply problems, and a return to rationing.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Washington State University Library Farmers markets bid for "essential services" label during coronavirus quarantine The ethics of ordering in and takeout while in self-isolation How coronavirus may prove an extinction-level event for US restaurants Coronavirus crisis brings to light distribution problems concerning the food supply Chicagoland eatery throws in bog roll with every carryout order If there's no bread or toilet paper blame panic-buyers, not retailers In a related story: UK food expert calls on grocers to ration during pandemic in order to reducce food insecurity "Flatten the Curve": a plague poem Food-hoarding for dummies, brought to you by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints British supermarkets may be required by law to publicize daily on-hand inventories under new coronavirus bill I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects,… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of March 16, 2020)

Sourdough starters made simple, regenerative wheat farming, and the dangers of hamsterkäufe.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: New York Public Library A harvest of healthy eating habits from around the world Big food conglomerate pilots regenerative wheat farming in Kansas The way we food-shop now Adopting a plant-based diet is not as hard as you think Highly processed convenience food's stealth takeover of your shopping cart ... and your life Panic-hoarding food and sundries in bulk? Germans have a term for that Bad brains: Sugary foods common to Western breakfasts cause cognitive impairment, research reveals The link between nutrition and social media influence A run-down of the woes that attend overindulgence in meat Sourdough starter made simple I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought experiments to feature. Send them to @AusterityKitchn, and let me know how you would like to be credited. Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of February 23, 2020)

Pork rolls, mayonnaise slices, and bug burgers — all in this week’s linkpile.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: National Archives at College Park Slim Jim–style meat sticks made over into health food for fitbros Obesity epidemic among squirrels in one UK park caused by handouts from passers-by Hatred for chatty essayistic recipes from food bloggers flows ever on On the Nevada Culinary Union's retreat into "fortress unionism" New Jersey's much-beloved pork roll's centennial celebrated in verse In pursuit of building a better sandwich, Japanese company brings to market mayonnaise slices (sold in packs of four) Bugs are the animal protein of the future McDonald's launches "contactless delivery" system in Singapore in response to Coronovirus scare Archive of Mexican cookbooks from the past 230 years now on digital view World's first urban "floating farm" has come on line in the Netherlands I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of February 17, 2020)

The virtues of dining solo, human altruism and food, and what does an oyster taste like exactly?
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Boston Public Library Recommendations for how the government can shield youngsters from the come-ons of junk-food purveyor Answers to the question, Can a buffet give you coronavirus? From table scraps to tile cleanser? One company's doing it Popular Southern food eatery in Frisco's Tenderloin closed when neighboring fast food joint blasts raw sewage into it Meet the winners of the first annual "Fasties" award ceremony for the best fast food items Study of human altruism finds that toddlers will give up food for any grown-up who looks like he wants it Pointers on how to get the best out of dining solo Bullish numbers for food robotics expected for the next half-decade Review of a new collection of food poems A literary survey of the fraught task of describing an oyster's… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of February 9, 2020)

Vegan junk food, bacon patches to ease meat withdrawal, and, yes, eating out is bad for you.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Flickr Recent "thalinomics" survey finds that price of common fixed-item restaurant dinner in India has increased for the first time since 2016 In related news: Taste for Indian food a key indicator of Democratic voter's candidate preference, recent poll finds Coronavirus panic spurs virulent revival of stereotypes about Chinese food Flying the hungry skies: And it has prompted airlines to suspend service of hot in-flight meals Vegan junk food is still junk food and it may be worse for you than its non-vegan counterparts Italy's newly implemented nutrition labeling decried as "clumsy" and "misleading" by consumer advocates Trump administration to nix existing school nutrition guidelines on birthday of their originator, Michelle Obama For those who are having trouble kicking the meat habit there's now the "bacon patch" Tips for easing into… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of January 26, 2020)

Killer cake-eating contests, steam-table economics, and space cookies.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: St. John's University Kids who watch cooking shows demand healthier snacks, new study finds Trump's re-election bid expected to send stocks in fast-food companies skyward Food waste in the U.S. an estimated $15 billion loss Steam-table economics: The dollars n' cents behind all-you-can-eat buffets Some $140 million in sales of organic food is of food fraudulently labeled so Cake-eating contest in Oz kills one contestant Brooklynites residing in Williamsburg push to wrest popular park from an equally popular yearly summer outdoor food market Already food-insecure Kenya hit by plague of locusts of truly biblical proportions Chocolate chip cookies to be the first food baked in space Down with lab-grown food, up with agroecology "Balmer" beta-testing various ways of eliminating its food deserts I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of January 19, 2020)

Brits breaking vegan, seaweed-eating sheep, and this is your brain on sugar.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: US National Archives A bullish outlook on ersatz meats through the new decade Attorneys General of 15 states team to sue Trump admin over cuts to food assistance Silica particles added to food may help to curb obesity by inhibiting fat absorption Offerings of food start-ups across the pond show Brits are breaking vegan in a big way Review of a new novel whose subjects are that of hog farming and hog slaughter "Green" news you may have missed: Sheep of Scotland's Orkney Islands eat seaweed, which causes them to pass less gas than sheep fed the usual fodder Fake meat brand Quorn to add carbon footprint labeling to packaging Ben & Jerry's releases streaming-service themed ice cream flavor, "Netflix & Chill'd" Recent study finds that sugar alters the brain in… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of January 14, 2020)

Cocktail-inspired yogurt, a brief history of scurvy, and baby-dolphin-eating celebrities.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Boston Public Library Aussie government begins airborne food drops to feed wildlife displaced by ongoing fires Celebrity survivalist finds dead baby dolphin and eats it, sparking outrage on social media Research shows that millennials dine out way more than boomers Work requirements for welfare in West Virginia didn't fill jobs, but they did fill soup kitchens In search of the metric that links free snacks at work to rates of employee retention The enduring influence of Elvis's fave eats considered Poem: "The Zen of Spam" Company that makes cocktail-inspired yogurt called out by UK physician A brief history of scurvy Automation apocalypse now: Pizza-making-robot startup Zume gets $375 million capital injection, promptly lays off 80 percent of its workforce I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought experiments to feature.… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of January 5, 2020)

The problem with food authenticity, food theme parks, and how to eat your Christmas tree.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Flickr Food-waste awareness on the rise in 2019, but there's still a ways to go The localvore scene in Appalachian Ohio spreads to beans, grains, and other staples It appears that the worst is over for a UK dog that underwent surgery to remove three feet of ingested tinsel Compulsive exercisers and hard-drinking individuals add more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than do their more temperate fellows, new study finds Just prawns in the game: Riverside, California man liberates 30 bags of shrimp from a local supermarket by stuffing them down his pants A reflection on the contentious issue of "food authenticity" Food manufacturers in Japan add theme parks to their plants to attract "experience tourists" Why mulch your tree after Christmas when you can eat it? It's all in the numbers:… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of December 15, 2019)

Post-Brexit food woes, rat-eating monkeys, and historical delicacies you’d never want to try.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: National Archives UK A predicted five-percent jump in food prices post-Brexit may increase food insecurity in Scotland Norwegian researchers create diet "personas" in a bid to steer consumer preferences in more eco-friendly direction A 70s cookbook for catering orgies Monkeys eat rats ... and safeguard palm oil yields in the process An eight-step plan for aspiring restaurateurs Bird spotted helping itself to a salad bar in a Wisconsin grocery store Fears of a "superbug" outbreak stoked higher sales of antibiotics fed to food-producing livestock in 2019 That spaghetti you're tossin' for dinner may have you tossin' and turnin' all night A rundown of 10 historical delicacies you'd never want to try Experts predict food trends in the coming year (podcast) I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought experiments to… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of December 8, 2019)

The first vegan nutrition center, lettuce grown underground, and goose jerky made above.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: U.S. National Archives New vegan nutrition center in St. Louis the first in the U.S. Household wealth a determining factor in obesity among U.K. youth, study finds Abandoned tunnel beneath a mountain in South Korea is now home to a vertical farm Oh, Canada. Americans' neighbors to the north want to make goose jerky a thing Better baked than broiled: Denver-based company brings to a market a meat-free burger made from hemp A survey of notable food and food-related trends of the 2010s Great Britain now has more food banks than it has McDonald's restaurants Dollar stores are turning America's rural heartland into a food desert You're a mean one, Mr. President. Trump administration's tighter standards for food-aid eligibility expected to disqualify some 700k recipients Discipline and punish: Podcast reveals that… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of December 1, 2019)

Railroad dining car menus of yore, the year's best cookbooks and food writing, and food-insecure students.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: Flickr New book takes a deep dive into sundry culinary issues and the history that shaped them And a new exhibition in London collects food-related works from renowned photographers Chew-chew! Menus of the railroad dining cars of yore collected and celebrated A crime no matter how you slice it: Texas man arrested for breaking into home and helping himself to occupants' Thanksgiving pie Bio-Mass.: Bay State farmers now generate electricity from food waste A rundown of the year's best cookbooks and food writing Driven to extremes: Food-app delivery couriers in China suffer a gig economy on steroids Crop-circled: Debt, Big Agra, and societal woes have pushed small farmers in the U.S. to the brink of extinction Combatting the food-desertification of northern Arizona's Hopi lands Higher-ed students join the ranks of the… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of November 25, 2019)

Blackout food spoilage, the delights of snacking, and the perils of a Trader Joe's parking lot.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Blackout-related spoilage has pitched many low-income Californians into food insecurity Meanwhile, a program in Maryland seeks to get catering leftovers to food-insecure citizens Fueling discontent: The Indian city of Patna has banned cow dung, and street food vendors who burn it worry their food will lose its appeal The Thanksgiving feast isn't quite the windfall  to farmers that you'd think it would be Bad prison food in the hands of one French inmate become gourmet delights Delicious irony: New D.C. fast-casual eatery "Immigrant Food" occupies a spot near the White House More and more adults are asking "Why eat meals when you can snack," study finds Social media's impact on Japan's food trends over the past decade The quotidian anarchy of a Trader Joes's parking lot, as told by the lot itself… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of November 17)

Remembrances of tastes past, the virtues of nutrient particles, and reclaiming food sovereignty with acorns.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." When it comes to knowing when to say when in this season of feasting, scientists recommend that you listen to your gut Young members of NoCal indigenous tribes look to the humble acorn for food sovereignty—and a business opportunity Visions of the coming biodiversity-straitened decade's cuisine, brought to you by some popular NYC chefs The turkey–sleepiness connection debunked "To go" now the only option at many familiar NYC eateries as food-delivery trend intensifies A recent study's findings suggest that you should ditch supplements for "tiny nutrient particles" Minneapolis baker-turned-poet pens new collection containing works that take swipes at ICE Hydroponic "food computers" donated by MIT to Syrian refugees turned out not to work Contrary to the whole "hangry" thing, empty bellies fill people with a spirit of helpfulness and cooperation, study finds… Read More...

Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of November 10, 2019)

Fungal steaks, frozen food, and toddlers hooked on junk food.
Pyttipanna: Swedish for "small pieces in a pan." Image: LSE Library (via Flickr) How the TV dinner reshaped culture Dinner-for-one is so unbearable for many seniors that they simply skip meals A writer's experience with an Instant Pot prompts a meditation on women's labor in the kitchen The struggles faced by urban farms The U.S. Food supply has grown substantially since 1970, and along with it so have our waistlines Recent protests in Lebanon have prompted a frenzy of food hoarding How DoorDash won the 'burbs and a dominant position in the food-delivery space Fungi-based fake steaks have arrived Meet the man who first developed frozen foods Enfant terrible: Getting toddlers hooked on bad foods means big profits I’m always taking suggestions for food-related articles, projects, thought experiments to feature. Send them to @AusterityKitchn, and let me know how you would… Read More...