Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Blues, Monday News...

It's a bleary Monday and I've been feeling a little bit under the weather - so I thought I'd take it easy on myself and send out some linkage for you, which is really just a small compilation of articles I've read whilst snuggled up on the couch, that I thought you might enjoy...

Firstly, sad news for all you cooking mag readers. Gourmet, the food magazine beloved by all is being shut down. Bummer. Now's probably a good time to head to your printer and print off recipes from their website and snag their last issue. *sniff* You'll be missed, Gourmet!

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The New York Times ran an article yesterday about a young girl who was poisoned by a lethal strand of E.coli from a burger she ate, packaged by Cargill. (In the article they reveal how one patty has beef from at least six different places. ) It's a tragic story, but more than worth reading. Also, it's an outrage when our country can't sell a package of ground beef from the same cow. Article here.

Have a laugh (because I'm guessing I've depressed you a little bit with today's linkage) while reading this article. Honestly, it's unbelievable that the food industry would put a health sticker on a box of Fruit Loops... but they do, and get away with it. Here's to hoping people are smarter than that!

And lastly, find out what it means to be southern, and cook southern food, by the charming Edna Lewis.

2 comments:

nestegg said...

Gourmet shut down??! SAD!! What is happening?? It's like the end of an era- CDs and magazines vs itunes and blogs. What's a girl to do. I'm going to read these later on when I have more time. Hope you feel better!!

A.Kelley said...

I know, it's so sad. I loved reading gourmet, even though I couldn't track down half the ingredients in a recipe it was still such a gorgeous magazine. Boo. Seems like we're only going to have tabloids to choose from if this keeps up... yikes!

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