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"Nutritionism, which arose to help us better deal with the problems of the Western diet, has largely been co-opted by it, used by the industry to sell more food and to undermine the authority of traditional ways of eating."

Michael Pollan on Nutritionism

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 29, 2007 in Nutritionism | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"In essence, terroir is bullshit. As such it is the most effective manure for vines, the most easily absorbed and the cheapest to create."

Malcolm Gluck on Terroir

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 26, 2007 in Terroir | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Once they were lucky to have us. Now we’re lucky to have them. They don’t meet us on our terms. We meet them on theirs."

Frank Bruni on Chefs

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 24, 2007 in Chefs | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Mama mia. So it came down to this: to get a slice of pizza at Di Fara, you have to go up to a couple of complete strangers and beg for it. Not that I minded, mind you...but there's gotta be something wrong with a system that reduces a man to that."

David Rosengarten on Di Fara

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 23, 2007 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"I chewed the little piece of sea creature, which tasted half of fish, half of meat. It was delicious. And it was basically forbidden, which was why the little town around me was dying."

Robert Schroeder on Whale

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 22, 2007 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"It's not an acquired taste. It's a toxic taste. It's astounding that anybody drinks this stuff."

Alan Richman on Pomegranate Juice

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 5, 2007 in Drinking | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post