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Zoom and Pan: Food, Inc.

Welcome to Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's food n' film column. Each week, Soleil Ho of Heavy Table will tear apart a food-centric movie scene and, with luck, decipher the meaning behind all the food porn. This week: Fast Food Nation
When Food, Inc. (buy it) was released in 2009, it seemed to be an [...]

Videos from PopTech's Edible Futures: Michael Pollan, Will Allen, Marije Vogelzang

Here are a few videos from PopTech's October 24th "Edible Futures" series featuring Michael Pollan; Will Allen, the urban-farming expert and organizer; and eating-designer Marije Vogelzang. This particular talk by Pollan included his controversial claim (that was immediately debunked) that "A vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint than a beef-eater in a [...]

Botany of Desire Full-Length Program on PBS.com

The full-length video of the PBS special The Botany of Desire is now online. Based on Michael Pollan's book The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (Amazon), the program shows "how four familiar species – the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato – evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, [...]

Preview: PBS's The Botany of Desire Featuring Michael Pollan [video]

Here's a preview of the upcoming PBS special The Botany of Desire based on Michael Pollan's book The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (Amazon). The program shows "how four familiar species – the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato – evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and [...]

The Nation September Food Issue ADHD Edition

The Nation's September issue is all about food, here's your ADHD edition.

How to Grow Democracy: A "forum" (read: a bunch of loosely-connected articles) on "food democracy":

Alice Waters: A Healthy Constitution: Waters calls for an "edible education, not just school lunch reform" that "integrates classroom instruction, school lunch, cooking and gardening" that teaches "values that are [...]

Newsweek Profiles Sandra Lee, Calls Her "The Anti-Julia"

Newsweek, keyed into the Julia Child buzz, runs a pretty astounding profile of Sandra Lee, calling her "The Anti-Julia."
"She was a pioneer with the first television cooking show and I'm honored that people are saying I am a 'daughter' of Julia's," Lee says, taking it as a form of endorsement, when it really was meant [...]

Michael Pollan or Michel Foucault?

It was only active during April 2009, but the website Michael Pollan or Michel Foucault? that proclaims itself to be "the game that's sweeping the nation" is amusing for a whole 60 seconds. Although both of them could easily be confused with Uncle Fester.

Stephen Colbert Dines and Dashes on $1000 Plates in New York City [video]

Last night's The Colbert Report was all about food: a segment on taxing soda, a timid interview with Michael Pollan, and a brilliant segment where Stephen Colbert dines and dashes on $1000 plates. In these difficult times, Colbert "does his part to keep the industry alive." He hits up:

Norma's in Le Parker Meridien for its [...]

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