My last Vegas post is taking a while to write. So to tide you over, here’s some news and links.
- Okay not food related, but interesting for travellers – Gary from Everything Everywhere, who has been travelling around the world since 2007, is coming to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a couple of weeks or so. If you’re interested in meeting him, keep an eye on his website and twitter account.
- The bloggers at Foodosophy have a great post up about sushi – what makes it great, what makes it authentic, etc. The comments are as interesting as the post itself, so make sure to take some time to read it through!
- A Canadian study has found that enhanced blueberry juice helped manage — and even prevent — obesity and diabetes in mice. Interesting, because I’ve had dietitians recommend avoiding juice and eating fruit instead, due to caloric intake from juice and the higher fibre content of fruit.
- Eat Me Daily does a roundup of upcoming cookbooks, including Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc, Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s America, Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks and Cooking with Coolio (yes, that Coolio). There’s also a food-related non-cookbook list as well.
- Some Sigg water bottles marketed as BPA-free actually weren’t – Sigg liners only changed last summer
- After 48 Years, Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking finally made its debut at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list of Aug. 30, in the advice and how-to category. And My Life in France is #1 on the paperback non-fiction list.
- Mother Jones writes about the rise and politics of FIJI Water. And FIJI Water responds back.
- And lastly, something fun – what happens when Sandra Lee and Anthony Bourdain end up in the same room?
Okay I lied, one more thing. I feel the need to complain about Food Network Canada‘s website and advertising. We all know the new fall season of tv shows are coming. They’ve even been advertising them in their commercials, but did you notice that they don’t give any dates? And they don’t have a feature on their website saying when shows start either. When I asked their Twitter account about it, I got back a reply that I should look at their daily schedule. And then they offered to tell me personally if there were specific ones I wanted to know about. Great for me, but sucks for everyone else wondering about what’s going on. Did you know that Top Chef 6 starts on Sept 7? Well I didn’t either, until I scoured the schedule.
Also, I got tired waiting to find out if they were going to broadcast Top Chef Masters, so I recently started watching it online. Am half way through the episodes, and loving it.