What We’re Reading: October 12, 2013

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Like we shared last week, here’s what our editors have been reading as of late:

This vivid film was made by New York based Erik Shirai. You can see more of his work here.

Amy Zavatto: Food in Jars
If you’re looking to cling to the end-of-season fruits and veg, then this blog is my pick for an excuse to buy a big, fat overabundance of plums and tomatoes.

Gabrielle Langholtz: How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle to Stay Healthy in Modern Times — NPR
Engrossing interview with Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, on why we have evolved to gorge on sugar, fat and salt whenever we come across it… and why our ingrained instincts are falling afoul in the era of the all-you-can-eat buffet. 

Marissa Finn: Stop Junk Food Giants From Taking Over Nutrition Programs — Change.org
Dietitians for Professional Integrity started this petition because the professional organization that represents them “has been hijacked by junk food companies.”

Brian Halweil: There’s a Major Foodborne Illness Outbreak and the Government’s Shut Down — Wired
I continue to be fascinated by the #shutdown consequences for eaters.

Lauren Wilson: Braising Beef With Asheville’s Firefly Farm — Asheville Citizen-Times
Spent the week back home in western NC and came across this gem of a bœuf borguignon recipe from one of my dad’s farmer friends. Seasonal eating at its best.

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