The full first week back at work after the holidays and it feels like a very long time ago. The extra pounds and the sugar cravings are still with us though, so we're not out of the woods yet.
It was good, however, to get back to some routine, return to knowing what day of the week it is and start to monitor the world of gastronomy and food and see what's making the headlines. Here is a selection of some of the stories and blogs that appeared on Fine Dining Lovers this week as well as a round-up of what caught our eye on the interweb.
Food is more and more politicised and that's not going to change in 2019 or anytime ever most probably. We really enjoyed this approach fro FT. How Food SPending Divides the World, a data-rich long read on the varying cost of food around the world and what it says about economic inequality today.
We enjoyed this Podcast from Vinepair about whether it's possible to really make a living in the restaurant industry these days.
As the US government shutdown continues, The Guardian ran this piece revealing that the US is stockpiling cheese, threatening domestic producers. Perhaps those blocks of cheese could be stacked to form some kind of wall?
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Fine Dining Lovers teams up with the Culinary Institute of America, James Beard Foundation and Black Food Folks on the Better Business project to build stronger, more sustainable business practices for the industry.