In 788 words, Paul Krugman sums up the global policy trap surrounding food. It's not funny or youtube, but it is insightful. He goes from the food crisis to emerging economies to oil prices to bad weather to biofuel to political mis-management.
Here's the beginning of Krugman's NY Times Op-ed 7Apr2008, "Grains Gone Wild":
After getting interested in the foodie scene mostly thanks to King Casey's erudite yet eminently readable food blog and a xmas gift of the Larousse Gastronomique (Hardcover) from me to Tash (which I've been perusing), I'm slowly getting interested in being hoity-toity with mah food. Thanks, King Casey!
I've been working on a cooking project for a while. I'm preparing photographing and writing about every recipe in The Gourmet Cookbook. Now I'm ready to blog about it. Come watch me drown in butter, attempt to confit my own duck legs, and tackle more than 200 pages of deserts.
Dinner invitations will be forthcoming because I certainly can't eat all of this on my own.
Whilst browsing the Vancouver-web, I came upon a lovely online restaurant guide at www.DineHere.ca. There are lots of different food guide websites out there. What I like about dinehere.ca is that it seems pretty comprehensive in its coverage, has active user reviews being added, has a clean usable layout, and is categorized for easy searching. For example, here's a list of eateries downtown or in the west end with $20 or less prices, ordered by the number of user reviews they have. In other words, there's the basis for my continuing exploration of local food joints.