Throwback Thursday: The Future of Food

Illustration by Eugenio

 

From cars that run on electricity, to computers that live in our pockets, to Back to the Future–style hoverboards, you could make the case that we’re already living in the age of the Jetsons. But aside from the market availability of the powdered meal replacement, Soylent, it seems there’s still a lot of room for growth in the way we grow, cook, and eat our food. With the new year swiftly approaching, we’re using this TBT to look back at a look forward: our Spring 1999 Beard House Magazine article “Seratonin-Laced Truffle Inhalers and Other Tales from the Future,” which assembled a motley crew of professionals and intellectuals to predict the food landscape of 2050. Here are a few choice quotes, some remarkably relevant to today, while others seem still a few decades off:

 

“Because the perishable food ingredients will be pasteurized with electron beams, concern about food-borne diseases spreading from continent to continent will be a

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Test Your Eat-Q: Travel Edition

Heading to any of these international destinations this summer? Match each one to the dish you shouldn’t miss there:

 

 

 

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Test Your Eat-Q: Music and Food Cities

Match each famed music city with the dish you're most likely to find there:

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Daily Digest: March 17, 2014

Expiration

 

Do pantry items really go bad on those expiration dates? Learn which expired food are still okay to eat. [Fox News]

 

It's no secret that Americans dig Guinness, but this dark stout also has a strong following in Africa. [Smithsonian]

 

​Galangal may look like an odd nub of ginger but it is surprisingly sweet and tangy. Learn how to use it in your next meal. [Zester

 

Here's eleven things you probably didn't know about Guinness. [Food Republic]

 

Sonic seasoning: how sound pitch can affect the... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 13, 2014

five-second rule

 

 A British microbiologist gives credence to the five-second rule. [Grub Street]

 

Stonyfield introduces new edible frozen yogurt packaging. [LAT]

 

Twelve bartenders spill on the the best dive bars around the country. [First We Feast]

 

Toms shoes are tiptoeing into a new business: coffee. [Chicago Tribune]

 

What does it take to turn food waste into fuel? Trillions of industrious bacteria. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 27, 2014

cans

 

Think the big-name brands always outsell store brands? Think again. [WP]

 

Michelle Obama's initiative to curb childhood obesity to target junk-food marketing in schools. [WSJ]

 

New study shows that BPA, the chemical found in plastics that allegedly causes cancer, may actually be safe. [NPR]

 

In case you ever were ever torn between breakfast or lunch at Taco Bell, the chain's new the Waffle Taco hybrid is your solution. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 6, 2014

Pizza

 

With Sochi 2014 around the corner, here are some surprisingly unhealthy foods that Olympians are eating. [HuffPo]

 

After a food blogger's urging, Subway will remove a questionable chemical from its bread. [NBC News

 

Witness the genesis of the McNugget in this new behind-the-scenes video from McDonald's. [NPR]

 

Feel like spending extravagantly for Valentine's Day this year? How about a dinner that costs $99,466? [LAT... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 29, 2014

farmer

 

Michael Pollan tackles a new subject: justice for food workers. [Truth-out

 

No cork? Condoms designed to seal up your next wine bottle are coming soon. [LAT]

 

Despite numerous attempts in the past decade, FDA is still unable to control farm antibiotics. [Wired]

 

$8 billion may be cut from food stamp program when new farm bill is revamped. [Eatocracy

 

Charges dropped for three men arrested for taking home food waste... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 27, 2014

Spam

 

Spam is one of the most coveted food products in South Korea. [NYT]

 

The potato lobby pressures the USDA to include white potatoes in one of its food assistance programs. [Food Politics

 

Pig virus kills off one million piglets. How will this affect our bacon? [NPR]

 

New cookie dough and marshmallow crispy Oreo flavors are on the way. [LAT]

 

Fifteen potato chip flavors that ought to be available in America. [... Read more >

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