January, and a new year gets underway. For some, it may mean new routines to look forward to or perhaps new passions to explore. Cold weather even snow in many parts has us cooped up inside. Whether books or online articles, I find myself reading more, wishing I was doing so in an outdoor café. Despite my inner desire to hibernate until spring, in between cold drops of rain, and under California’s winter of intermittent overcast skies, I nudge myself outside for a walk along the trails. Sometimes my camera accompanies me to capture the landscape, I often take along food for thought, sometimes gleaned from the pages I’ve enjoyed. Hope you can enjoy these links in a warm corner filled with sun or by a warm fire. Here’s the latest round-up of good reads and great finds:
Food for Thought
The Unprocessed Kitchen
Finding your path: a few good e-courses
Why You Should Ditch Sugar In Favor of Honey
What You Think You Know..About Wise Eating
After Crispy Pig Ears, 10 Trends for 2013
Top Chefs’ Totalitarian Restaurants
Half of world’s food is thrown out, wasted
A Month’s Worth of Food Links for the New Year
Which wine type are you?
Is It Worth It to Age Wines Anymore?
Just how concentrated is the wine industry? [graphics]
3 Wine Marketing Trends to Watch
10 best wine destinations for 2013
As 2013 rolls in, 5 themes for change in wine