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Food Studies: The Flax Egg and Other Vegan Baking Tricks

Butter, eggs, refined sugar, and white flour are the top ingredients in most desserts. What's a sweet-toothed, health-oriented vegan to do?

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. Don't miss Michele's last post, on how to make seitan from scratch.

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Food For Thinkers: Edible Architecture

Salmon skin walls and structural systems made from spaghetti: for architect David Garcia, food is a building material with infinite possibilities.



I have to admit, I'm pretty excited with how this week of Food For Thinkers is going. Thus far, we have rediscovered food through the eyes of a space archaeologist, a graphic designer, and a culinary librarian. I say "rediscovered," because I had not previously realized what Sputnik-shaped foods could tell us about Cold War anxiety, how terrifyingly alien supermarket shelves might appear if you grew up without exploring them, and how something as simple as the addition of a childrens' section on a restaurant menu can tell a story about a neighborhood's changing demographics.

Next up is architect David Garcia, who explains that for him, food is just another addition to his repertoire of building materials, each of which has its own formal properties and aesthetic qualities:

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Why Are Police Raiding Raw Food Stores

While raw food advocates might not have any science behind their beliefs, all food lovers should be worried about the government's recent crackdown.

While raw food advocates might not have any conclusive science behind their beliefs, all food lovers should be worried about the government's recent crackdown.

On June 30, armed federal agents stormed Rawesome Foods in Venice, California. Four officers had their handguns drawn, and video of the raid shows them skirting boxes of produce in a warehouse. The alleged perpetrators had put their stash in a back cooler. What was it? Raw milk, straight from the udder, and full of what one Rawesome employee said was vibrational nutrients.

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