Links and news

Are you gonna eat that? linked to this Cambridge student’s food blog research project. Click to see a photo of (part of) my refrigerator and contribute to her survey. (And no, I don’t really drink that much soy milk in a week. They were on sale and the cartons last a while.)

Avenue Edmonton has an article on the “hidden” ethnic parts of Edmonton, mostly focusing on food.

Only Here for the Food pointed out that Courtney and Brooke’s blog Take it and Like it was featured in Avenue as well.

From Serious Eats: Is Artisanal, Handmade Food Always Better?

Shanghai’s Wujiang Snack Street to Be Demolished at Year’s End

On April 5, the Food Network will be broadcasting a new show called the 100 Mile Challenge. It follows 6 families for 100 days, and the website even includes a 100 Mile meal planner tool and a directory of where you can find local food all over Canada.

When is a recipe YOUR recipe and not someone else’s? Watch this educational video on intellectual property for the food and hospitality industry. The video is of a bunch of lawyers talking so it’s not the most dynamic thing to watch, but they keep it fairly simple and show you real examples. The recipe part starts at about 10:22.

Jamie Oliver is now Britian’s top selling author, beating out J.K. Rowling, Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith.

Food photos and copyrights

This is an issue that won’t go away anytime soon.

Bee from Rasa Malaysia has been posting a lot about it lately, mostly because along with the usual bloggers stealing images, media outlets, e-commerce sites, chefs and restaurants have also been stealing her photos to use in promotion of their own food.

An open letter to those who steal

Chef Al Rosas likes to steal bloggers’ photos and sends back a rather insulting reply

The really stupid thing is, in cases where a media outlet or even maybe another blog wants to use a photo, if they ask permission I bet the majority of bloggers would allow one-time usage with little or even no payment.

I have been adding the blog address on all my photos, even though mine aren’t as nice as Bee’s pictures. Now I’m wondering if I should also be adding that © symbol as well, especially for some of my better photos.