Five Links on Friday – 21 October 2016

Close up of @atticamelbourne's Smashed Avo on Toast. Photo by the incredible @colinpagephoto

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  1. There’s something in this article about how “dirty” food is for the rich and stupid that needs expanding on: how it builds cultural capital to eat trashy food if you’re rich but frowned upon if you’re forced to do it because you live in a food desert. I can’t help but feel it links to the long history of “slumming” from the 1800s, that same mix of voyeurism, exploitation and social paranoia.
  2. Only one in five millennials has tried a Big Mac. The Wall Street Journal points out how the Golden Arches are failing to keep pace with the demand for higher quality hamburgers.
  3. An inside look at America’s byzantine systems that attempt to stop the next big foodborne illness
  4. The origins of authenticity
  5. How to cook fish using hot beeswax via Yu-ching Lee

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