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A history of Food Blogs (and my 2 local favorites)

by Kristy

Great article on Saveur.com about the history of food blogging.  Did you know the term weblog was coined in 1997?  Me neither.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/A-Brief-Food-Blog-Timeline

Two of my favorite local (Boston) food bloggers who were missing from the list:

1. Cheap Beets – a mostly vegetarian guide to eating well in the recession

2. The Food Monkey – Eat No Evil!

10 more great foodie sites:

1. Local Dirt

2. One Big Table

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Some Lists for Science Nerds – Part 2

by Kristy

If you’re a techno-addict and always have your laptop, smart phone or iPod/iPad attached to you, then these podcasts, e-newsletters and smart phone apps are a must.

Please add any of your favorites to the comments section

Science Podcasts worth checking out:

1. From Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

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2. The podcast from the Encyclopedia of Life:

http://education.eol.org/podcast

3. Great math podcast: http://www.mathforprimates.com/

“Finally a Podcast for Simians, by Simians”

4. Weather related blog from Minnesota:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/podcasts/jet_streaming/

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Some Lists for Science Nerds – Part 1

By Kristy

2010 and the start of 2011 have brought many great books about science, from culinary science to stunning images of the brain, from the story of HeLa cells to the history of mind-altering drugs.  This list will get your Armchair Scientist bookshelf started (recommendations based on my own reading, or multiple positive reviews in the science press):

best books for the nerdy-cook:

** Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg

** Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, by Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Macime Bilet

** Cooking For Geeks, by Jeff Potter

best books about human health and medical research:

** The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

** The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

** The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study, By Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin

best books about the intersection of Science and Art:

** Portraits of the Mind:Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century by Carl Schoonover

** Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love—Leonardo da Vinci, Okyo, Damien Hirst (Mori Art Museum and Heibonsha, Tokyo, 2009)

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