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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: 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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Food for Thinkers: In Tibet, An Edible Rebellion

High Peaks Pure Earth explains how tsampa and sweet tea are used as a tool of national identity and political resistance by Tibetans.

With Chinese President Hu Jintao in town today, and the State Department dancing in circles so as not to offend a country that owns nearly half our national debt, it seems like a good time to put up this Food for Thinkers post from High Peaks Pure Earth, which is pretty much the only place on the internet where you can read what Tibetans and Chinese people within the People's Republic of China are saying about Tibet, in translation.

For High Peaks Pure Earth (which operates anonymously, for obvious reasons), food is a tool of national identity and political resistance:

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