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Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu

Your handy bookmark-able guide to the all-you-can-read extravaganza of ideas, stories, opinions, and proposals that was GOOD's Food for Thinkers week.

Last week, as I hope some of you may have noticed, we hosted a six-day Food for Thinkers blogfest. With the launch of GOOD's new food hub, I wanted to stake out an expanded territory for food writing, and at the same time, start building a community of influences and inspiration.

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Food for Thinkers: Shooting Sustainably Sourced Fish in a Barrel

Lisa Bramen has some fun asking whether contemporary food fetishization has "Gone Too Far."

With a name like Food & Think, the Smithsonian's food and culture blog was a no-brainer for inclusion in Food for Thinkers week. Fortunately, it's also one of my favorite food blogs—well written, well researched, and enjoyably eclectic. Recent posts have included a look at the people food is named after (who were Sara Lee and Dr. Pepper, anyway?) as well as the history of the soup kitchen (it was invented in Munich by Count Rumford, as part of a scheme to rid the city of beggars).

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Food for Thinkers: An Online Festival of Food and Writing

Six days, 48 writers—from space archaeologists to music bloggers, plus everything in between—and one topic: what makes food so interesting?


As promised, all this week GOOD's new Food hub will be hosting a blog festival—a multi-site online conversation looking at food writing from as broad and unusual a variety of perspectives as possible. Over the next six days, more than 40 of my favorite writers—from science bloggers and human rights reporters to design critics and food columnists—will be sharing their perspectives on what makes food so interesting.

We're calling it "Food For Thinkers," and although most of the participants will be posting on their own sites, you can keep up with the entire conversation here at GOOD Food HQ, where I'll be hosting links, adding my own responses, and asking for your comments. We'll also be using the Twitter hashtag #foodforthinkers on @GOODFoodHQ, if you prefer to follow along that way.

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