Some foodie articles

June 18, 2007 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Not strictly ‘green’, but I’ve been rather sucked in my the new Guardian Food Blog lately!

1) http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,2104952,00.html

Why baby-led weaning is better than baby food. Particular favourite moment is the quotation from the guy representing Nestle, Heinz, Boots etc:

“‘Generations of mums and dads have relied on the simple convenience of these special recipes as part of their baby’s diet to provide safe, sound nutrition with a wide variety of tastes and textures…'”

It’s the ‘generations of mums and dads’, as if this is some rooted, primeval, ancestral thing. God knows what we did before we had baby food in jars…

2) http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/food/2007/06/best_of_british.html#more

Quite interesting (if a little too Grauniad-esque) article about how cultural identity and food are linked, and how all our big ‘feasts’ such as Christmas and Easter are less about food and more about buying stuff, which leads to alienation etc. The ‘We’re genetically programmed to eat Big Macs’ thing is part of my hobby horse about bland mass-produced tastless meat and veg being bad for you vs tasty, yummy stuff being really good for you too.

I am currently minimising waste by eating all the food everyone else in my kitchen has left behind when they went home and have just eaten some canned peas that someone left, which were in some sugary water and had loads of colouring in – they were absolutely horrible!

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