Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

  • "Why Are We So Fat?" Two new books explore evolutionary and economic theories for Americans' mammoth weight gain of last 30 years. [New Yorker]
  • "Mad Men" TV Dinner: Wear vintage attire, sit on old furniture, smoke like a chimney, and cook these recipes. [Epicurious]
  • Brits Go Veg: "Sausage, bacon and roast dinners, staples of the British diet, are on the wane as 'flexitarians' forgo meat." [The Independent]
  • Grant Achatz: "Does the success of the chef and restaurant lead to the demise in the quality of the product?" [AFC]
  • SF: Tomatoes, squash, and corn coming into season. [Chronicle]
  • Not-So-Junk Food: A healthy and organic take on fatty treats. [NPR]
  • Top Chef's Spike: Eating slice after slice as research for his new pizzeria. [NYT]