Most intelligent and critical sources of information on food?
March 17, 2012 8:31 AM   Subscribe

What are the best blogs, online periodicals, or discussion groups that address the history and consumption of food in an intelligent and critical way? (In other words, not just a place to swap recipes.) I would love to know where people find the most engaging ideas about food.
posted by tnygard to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I like WHFoods, mainly due to their extensive section on nutrition for different foods (here). This is one of the first places that I go for information since there are numerous references to peer reviewed publications as supporting information.
posted by Dr. ShadowMask at 9:25 AM on March 17, 2012

BBC Radio 4's Food Programme covers topics that sound like the kind of thing you're interested in. Downloadable podcasts are available here.
posted by seabound_coast at 10:52 AM on March 17, 2012

I hope you'll pardon that this is (mostly) not online, but history, consumption, intelligent and critical defines Gastronomica.
posted by jocelmeow at 11:12 AM on March 17, 2012

I was about to suggest Gastronomica as well. It's an academic journal about food and culture.

Disclaimer: my friend's mother is the editor
posted by MadamM at 11:15 AM on March 17, 2012

NPR has a nice blog called The Salt that's about the politics, policy, and other stuff surrounding food.
posted by forkisbetter at 11:39 AM on March 19, 2012

Well, it is interesting and it can have a surprisingly level of scholarship if you can get past the bravura prose of David Chang et al. and that would be Lucky Peach. Gastronomica does not have the attitude of Lucy Peach and approaches things in a more traditional manner.
posted by jadepearl at 6:16 PM on April 16, 2012

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