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Any given semester Bill Gates comes out with a book for us to read. His latest suggestion is Vaclav Smil's Numbers Don’t Lie

Inside you can find many interesting ideas, but I'll tell you one unexpected. Have you tried food like Impossible burgers, and other vegan meats? I thought they were the future, or at least a more sustainable future. But I was wrong.

Smil says that "flooding the markets with fake meat made from altered legume proteins" is not that good for the environment. 

Why? Because more crops mean more Nitrate (bad for the planet) and because that wouldn't cut out the real problem, food waste: 30% due to not being used in time, 15% because too much was cooked or served and the rest lost for personal preferences, fussy eating or accidents.  

Many of us follow a vegan Monday rule or are mighty vegetarian, or 100% vegan. Good. What if the real extra mile would be not about what you eat but about how much you do waste?


PS: Every time we trash food we cause soil erosion, nitrate leaching, loss of biodiversity and the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Food waste is in fact responsible for as much as 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Boring newsletters get close to that 10%, I know.
PPS: the book also explains why different breeding could mean much more meat in a more human way, but I'll spare you that today.

Picture: Sainsbury's, via The Independent
“he placed his hands
on my mind
before reaching
for my waist
my hips
or my lips
he didn’t call me
beautiful first
he called me

- how he touches me”.
→  Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey (🇮🇹Italian ediition)
Celebrities like making business with liquors. One or two of the following affiliations is made up. Which one?

_1_ Mariah Carey and Black Irish, Irish cream liqueur.
_2_ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Teremana Tequila.
_3_ Madonna and Grey Goose.
_4_ Bill Murray and Suntory whiskey.
_5_ George Clooney + Rande Gerber and Tequila Casamigos.
_6_ Adam Levine + Sammy Hagar and Santo Mezquila

Answer (underline the following line 👇🏻)
 it's three and four, easy.

You may never achieve balance in your life, but you can always make a sandwich

This one, dated 2016, was presented like this: "A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you hungry". Kelsey Miller made me remember this book with one post and the chapter when Kord presents us an asparagus sandwich served with a lesson on how great cooks can cook basically gravel or ugly stuff and make that delicious. Like chef says: "It's important to achieve balance in sandwiches, because who really knows how to achieve it in life?".

A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches by Tyler Kord
→ Shortplot: 🥪🥪🥪🥪
This is a space where I share some food (un)related stuff of my week 

🥧 Tart vs. Pie vs. Gallette, I say pie (★84 recipes) 📺 TV white guys are in crisis 🍪 Jane Dunn might be the blogger with the fastest-selling baking book ever 🦜 A board game about birds became a surprise blockbuster 🇬🇷 Perfect for one, excellent for parties: Horiatiki Salad with Beet Hummus and other Greek staples to feel like on a permanent holiday (★recipe) 🦷 Why people who brush still get cavities? 🤷🏻‍♂️ Fruit flies are likely to prioritize food over sex after being deprived of both - welcome to my life ❿ The “10 Things Rule" keeps any house uncluttered 🇮🇳 It's 1.00 AM and I'd kill for a Kathi Roll, or three (★recipe) 🇬🇧 Bao London is serving an extremely photogenic breakfast
Amanda Arnold / Lithub
Italian Futurists hated pasta and wanted to change the food culture of a country well known for its way of life. What did they cook? Read here about biting "roses and sunshine" and having a dish off a hand-mirror. 
Shane Mitchell / The Bitter Southerner
Peaches. Peaches everywhere. And when you have some left, go for one of the 84 pie recipes above. Ah, did you know that peaches arrived in Georgia by way of a circuitous route from China?
Wyatt Williams / Harper's
"Tourists come here every year to see the northern lights or watch for migratory birds. Some hope to glimpse a polar bear before the species goes extinct. I’d come because I wanted to eat a whale". At least, the guy's honest. 
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