Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week how to be perpetually healthy, questioning the sustainability of online meat, and what it means to be a supertaster.
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Links of the week
- The 10 Things Perpetually Healthy Nerds Do that Unhealthy People Don’t. – This is a goldmine. (Nerd Fitness)
- Can We Trust the Sustainable Meat We Order Online? – Excellent question. This article does a good job of looking at the challenges we face as Real Food tries to go mainstream and reach more people. That would obviously be great, but there are challenges to scale that make maintaining quality and ethical standards very challenging. I’ll be watching this space closely. (Civil Eats)
- How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine – One of the better articles I’ve ever read on the role of genetics in food preferences. Yes, I still strongly believe you can train your palate to like more foods (I have done it, and I have that cilantro soap gene), but it can be helpful to know what obstacles you face in the process. (New Yorker)
- What I’ve Learned from Eating Abroad – I love this perspective. Much of my own evolution in how I understand food, health, and quality of life has come from world travel. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Meet the nocebo effect, the placebo effect’s evil twin that makes you feel pain – A nice reminder that a large chunk of your life’s experience is based solely on what you are expecting. That doesn’t make it not real, but it does mean you may have more control than you think depending on how you frame things. (Vox)
- The Fight for the Right to Eat Seal Blubber – A super interesting and inspiring story. (Slate)
- This is the most valuable wild salmon fishery in the world – And the new EPA may turn it into a mine. I really hope this doesn’t happen. (CNN)
- Should We Be Treating Type 2 Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery? – The success rate is shockingly high. It’s great if you can get healthy and lose weight without surgery, but there’s no shame in choosing an option that you know will work when nothing else has. (Weighty Matters)
- The Future of Food – Perspectives worth reading. (The Nation)
- SHAKSHUKA WITH FRESH CRANBERRY BEANS – How delicious does this look?? Yum. (The Year In Food)
What inspired you this week?