Morning Grind

Morning Grind: May 10, 2013

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

This week’s Morning Grind is sponsored by Chronicle Books’ Chronicle Eye Candy newsletter.

What’s the secret to living to 105? Health professionals might have a tough time with this one, but a woman in Texas attributes her longevity to bacon.

Anecdata I can get behind!


Dr. Valerie Taylor, the mental health chair for the Canadian Obesity Network, has just delivered a talk on how “people who post pictures of almost every meal they eat to social media may have a deeper medical issue,” according to CBC.

“Deeper medical issue” meaning obesity and not overbearing narcissism, of course.

Instagramming makes you chubby?


Reader’s Digest polled 1000 of its readers, asking the question: who did they, the everyday consumers of media, find the most trustworthy? The magazine compiled a list of the top 100 to publish, in which we noticed that huggable television cuteface Rachael Ray (#31) was found way more trustworthy than food advocate and Smart Person, journalist Michael Pollan (#83).

I mean, I get that Michael Pollan should be higher on the list, but why exactly shouldn’t we be trusting Rachael Ray?




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