Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead Is Purely Coincidental
Jennifer Reese is always recommended reading. But this personal post is one of her best, exploring marriage, food preferences, individual values, and the distressing phenomenon of the repetitive ephiphany, all with her usual humor and self-awareness.
Whole Foods Nailed for Unsanitary Conditions in Food Prep Plant
Earlier this spring, I tried to research the preparation locations and conditions of Whole Foods prepared foods. Apparently the information I got was wrong, because 1) indeed, there are regional plants that make ready-to-eat foods for multiple stores, and 2) conditions there are not entirely wholesome. Read for details of sanitation violations at their Massachusetts plant.
What 2000 Calories Looks Like
Back to restaurant portion sizes. The New York Times creates visuals for approximately 2000 calories worth of food (assumed to be one day's allotment) at a number of different restaurant chains, as well as at home. Take-home message: cook your own. ...Or (and I hate to even mention this), eat Subway.
The Precarious Reign of the Honeycrisp Apple
Strangely, this article is a sponsored post by Chase Bank. I am not at all sure what their relationship might be to the topic, and it would interest me to understand it better. Regardless, this exploration of the past, present and future of the Honeycrisp apple is a fascinating look at how food trends influence agricultural production and retail sales, and can ultimately end up destroying the quality of the very product they aimed to celebrate.