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World Environment Day slogan: Think. Eat. Save. (Blame the government)

Jun 06, 2013

World Environment Day slogan: Think. Eat. Save. (Blame the government)

It's easy to blame the government for the colossal amounts of food that are wasted in India on the journey from the farm to our kitchen. But let's not forget to look inside our own refrigerators as well. #Food industry #FoodForThought #World Environment Day #Think Eat Save #food wastage
The vegan question: Is there a cure for our meat and dairy addiction?

May 11, 2012

The vegan question: Is there a cure for our meat and dairy addiction?

Our spiralling addiction to meat, butter, cream, and cheese is personal, political, and aspirational. A vegan cooking demo at the Taj raises the question: Can we ever be cured? #FoodForThought #Animal rights #Veganism #Cruelty-free #Vegan food
Amartya and Stiglitz: Why are we suckers for their views?

Jan 13, 2012

Amartya and Stiglitz: Why are we suckers for their views?

Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz know little about how the Food Security Bill will really work. Why do we want to listen to them instead of our own experts? #Amartya Sen #Food For Thought #Food security #Joseph Stiglitz
The price of eating out: Why that steamed rice costs a bomb

Jan 02, 2012

The price of eating out: Why that steamed rice costs a bomb

The restaurant business requires mastering the intricate math of pricing menu items. Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi explains why we pay way too much for rice for the privilege of eating lobster. #real estate sector #FoodForThought #American Chinese cuisine #Food reality television series #Street food
Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

Sep 14, 2011

Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

UPA-2's Food Security Bill is the biggest piece of social security legislation so far. It is horrendously expensive and carries huge fiscal and inflationary risks. #NREGA #NAC #FoodForThought #Food security

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Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

Jul 23, 2014

Americans Devote About The Same Share Of Family Budgets To Food And Health Care As They Did In 1948

HT to Mark Perry, whose Chart of the Day inspired this post. Professor Perry showed the rather astonishing decline over 8+ decades in the share of consumption expenditures devoted to food. I thought it would be interesting to contrast that to the ris...
Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

Jul 06, 2014

Manhattan high school teacher helps students pursue culinary careers

He provides food for thought. Teacher Geoffrey Tulloch, 49, has helped students at Food and Finance High School in Manhattan cook up culinary careers for six years...
Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

Jun 26, 2014

Coffey's Wimbledon Diary: Food for thought?

Whilst I was thinking about what to write today, I wondered, "Why do the Brits say whilst when they mean while?" So I asked my friend Neil Harman of The Times of London...