It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the Web. Here are a few food-related items that I thought might interest you.

Washington Watch with Roland Martin” will present a special TV episode tonight, “Let’s Move with Michelle Obama.” Obamafoodorama has the details about the program.

First lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity campaign gets its first one-hour cable television outing on October 29, when TV One's 'Washington Watch with Roland Martin' will premiere a special episode, 'Let's Move With First Lady Michelle Obama'. In an interview shot on the White House grounds and by the Kitchen Garden, Mrs. Obama will discuss the cornerstones of her national initiative with host Roland Martin, with a particular focus on the impact of childhood obesity on African Americans, and the complicated challenges involved in changing this. 
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I loved Mark Bittman’s “Food Matters.” Now he’s written a cookbook based on his philosophy of eating. LA Weekly has a favorable review of “The Food Matters Cook Book.”

That Mark Bittman has cooked pretty much everything during his career is what has made him a household name (at least among New York Times subscribers). When he proclaimed that 'Food Matters', the Michael Pollan-esque manifesto on thoughtful — sustainable, simple, and thus healthy — eating, everyone else listened. Or they should have.
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The odds and ends of food that we think aren’t useful anymore often are. Eat.Drink.Better has six ideas for rehabilitating food like stale crackers and wilted vegetables.

The word “consume” can mean both to waste and to eat. We in the United States consume in two senses of the word–both eating and wasting — but we may be wasting a whole lot more than we’d think.
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There’s a debate over whether or not sulfites in wine can cause headaches, but I know many people who blame the sulfites for their wine headaches. One surefire way to know that a wine does not have sulfites is to buy organic wine — where added sulfites are not allowed. Huffington Post reports that one wine importer wants to do away with that regulation. 

The USDA organic standards exist to ensure consumers that the food and agricultural products they are purchasing have been produced without synthetic additives, pesticides or chemicals. A new proposed amendment to the organic regulations by Organic Vintners, a wine importer and retailer, seeks to weaken the USDA organic wine standards and allow the use of synthetically produced sulfites in organic wine.
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Enjoy your weekend!

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