Mining the i n t e r n e t for stuff worth reading:
  • A comprehensive how-to map on taking advantage of the Ikea ferries and shuttles to get your Red Hook Ball Fields ON this summer. They totally geeked out for this! Love it! (via Adam, Ed Levine's NY Eats)
  • Egos collide when Wolfgang P. sues Wolfgang Z., over the name... Wolfgang. How so appropriately Hollywood (via Eater LA)
  • Bittman, Batali and Paltrow rendezvous through Spain: a sneaky peak of what's to come on PBS. Dude this Claudia girl needs to GET OFF of my Bittman!!! (via Bitten, Youtube)

  • Join Jonathan Gold and other taco truck supporters in LA this Thursday as they discuss the Great LA Taco Truck Debate with the LA Board of Supervisors. Shit's gonna get UGLY. (via Oishii Eats)
  • Napa Valley wine czar Robert Mondavi passes away at the age of 94, marking an end of an era. RIP. (via Eater SF, SF Chronicle)
  • Using hi-tech to develop super hybrids of rice (via David, NY Times)
  • India vs. the U.S.: The blame game over the food crisis (via Tmonkey, NY Times)
India says: "If Americans slimmed down to the weight of middle-class Indians, many hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa would find food on their plates... The money spent in the United States on liposuction to get rid of fat from excess consumption could be funneled to feed famine victims."

U.S., er, our fearless leader, says: “When you start getting wealth, you start demanding better nutrition and better food, and so demand is high, and that causes the price to go up.”


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Column: The UM Reader


  • what India says is only half true. however, they should at least recognize America’s over consumerism have fed the global economy for at least the last 20 years.

    Anonymous on

  • both sides are being ridiculously juvenile here. don’t add to the mudslinging, Anonymous!

    kayoko on

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