Friday, June 21, 2013

Batch of links

- Kenji does it again: 7 myths about cooking steak that need to be debunked. I learned several things in this article!

- An awesome video of kids experiencing their first taste of a particular food. My favorite is the little girl tasting an olive for the first time. I can’t wait to see what our baby will think of different foods! (The only reaction I got so far was some swift and violent movement, comparable to the Harlem Shake, the one time I had spicy food in New Orleans. And maybe this makes me a bad mother, but I thought it was highly amusing!)

- Another article about children being bullied for their food allergies. I feel like I’ve read about this several times in the past few weeks. While bullying in and of itself is a huge problem, in this case the main issue seems to be that the bullies don’t realize that their victim could, in fact, die. So I think solving this problem will take more than interventions about bullying, it will take education about food allergies in general.

- A new study found that GMO-fed pigs were sicker than non-GMO-fed pigs. While the study may have some flaws (see here and here for more details), it highlights the need for more studies on the subject, using stricter science, so we can finally get conclusive proof one way or another about the effects of GMOs on humans.

- Ideas for how to use grains of paradise (because when you have the rest of the jar left over after making apple pie, you need some help).

- Joss Whedon’s new movie, Much Ado About Nothing, is getting good reviews. Too bad there are no showings in San Antonio…

- Why can’t Montreal have a bilingual radio station? This is a very interesting read.

- Do you think racial profiling is exaggerated? You probably won’t after you watch this video.

- One blogger’s answer to a major company as to why she won’t work for free. No kidding!

- For laughs: My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter, because the commentary on little Quinoa is hilarious! Like Catalog Living for toddler fashion…

- And classical sculptures dressed as hipsters.

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