Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week white wine has more sulfites than red, fonts affect your healthy behavior, and Kraft buys the blessings of dietitians.
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- Wine Headache? Chances Are It’s Not the Sulfites <<I hear this urban legend from people all the time, that “sulfites in red wine cause me to have headaches.” Sorry, but there’s more sulfites in white wine. And canned tuna. And raisins. (Wall Street Journal)
- The Healthiest Typeface <<Apparently the font that health instructions (all instructions, really) are presented in influences your perception of how difficult it will be to follow through on them. Isn’t it crazy how unconscious biases nudge our thoughts, beliefs and behavior? (The Atlantic)
- Know your egg terminology before heading to the store <<The egg section at the grocery store has gotten complicated in recent years. This is a good primer. And since I know you’re curious, I think the healthiest and most humane choice is pasture-raised. I buy them, but they are very expensive. (Washington Post)
- Why Small Cities Are the Best Places to Eat in America <<I’ve noticed this trend in visits to Omaha, Detroit, Austin and Portland. Suburbs are still tough, but there’s great eatin’ outside SF and NYC these days. (Wall Street Journal)
- The Smartest Age <<Curious at what age your mind peaks? Research says, it depends. (The Atlantic)
- MEDIUM-WELL (COOKING WITH YOUR SENSES) <<I really enjoyed this post by Michael Ruhlman about how to build a cook’s intuition. (Ruhlman)
- The most popular breakfast cereals in America today <<“Muesli, the most resilient of the bunch, has been the only type of cereal to post consistent growth.” I’m going to go ahead and take credit for this personally. (Washington Post)
- My Golden Rule for Grocery Shopping <<I recommend a similar tactic in Foodist, it can really take the burden off your shopping/cooking cycle. (The Kitchn)
- Persian Chicken Barley Soup (Soup e Jo) <<This sounds oh so tasty. (Not Eating Out In New York)
- Dietitians in turmoil over conflicts of interest: it’s about time <<Because no, Kraft singles are not a healthy choice for kids. Don’t miss Jon Stewart taking a swat at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well. (Food Politics)
What inspired you this week?