Well I am back from a wonderful weekend in Connecticut for my niece's Bat Mitzvah (she was PERFECT). These are a food related items that have caught my attention as I decompress from this event:
The results of my poll were hardly conclusive, but it's an odd coincidence that this article appeared just after the poll closed - it looks like the Japanese are breeding "safe" fugu, and the traditionalists are up in arms: “We won’t approve it,” Hisashi Matsumura, the president of the Shimonoseki Fugu Association and vice president of the National Fugu Association, said of the legalization of fugu liver. He added, “We’re not engaging in this irrelevant discussion.”
Harper's has a great article about Raw Milk, at the same time a Pennsylvania farmer was arrested and his Raw Milk product seized. I have mixed feelings about the latter, as I noted some time ago at A Hunger Artist. ETA It appears the farmer in question has been fined $4,300.
It appears that if you serve foie gras from geese fed naturally, rather than by gavage, you can still find your restaurant picketed.
I have touched upon food for fuel and its affect on food prices well you are going to really start feeling it at the market.
Finally, the Dodge Road Elementary production of The Little Mermaid opens today featuring my youngest as Ursula, the Sea Witch - break a leg, Beezil!