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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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'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, 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]