Friday, June 6, 2008

Internet roundup, week 2

From my travels through the internet:

You can find folks to deliver locally grown produce to your doorstep.  Neat-o!  


Want to find fresh local produce in season in your area?
Try the epicurious peak-season map


The New York Times reports that red wine may slow the aging process.  Even Merlot.

Research found that sirtuins (protein agents in humans which might be responsible for tissue-preservation),  could be activated by some natural compounds, including resveratrol, an ingredient of certain red wine.  Although the research is reminiscent of the "reductionist" nuturition principles Michael Pollan characterizes in In Defense of Food, the article acknowledges that "red wine contains many other resveratrol-like compounds that may also be beneficial."  A mere four, five-ounce glass of wine "starts getting close" to the amount of reservatrol they found effective, stated Dr. Weindruch.


Underground dining thrives in cities, says Newsweek

Apparently folks in major cities are creating underground supper clubs, many of which focus on sustainable local ingredients.  Check out The Ghetto Gourmet or google "underground dining [insert your city here]" to see what's going on in your neck of the woods.  Or hey, start one yourself!  

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