Whispers from the Gastronomicon
I love the name Faat Baat. Apparently, it means 'prosperous eight' in Chinese. It's the name of a new restaurant on Dawson Street that offers Asian-style food, cocktails and late-night music.
If what happens behind the scenes in the food industry interests you, you might enjoy 'Ecologist Guide to Food', published by the Leaping Hare Press. Animal suffering, human rights abuses, the destruction of ecosystems, pollution, waste . . . these are not issues we tend to associate with what we eat. However, as investigative journalist Andrew Wasley reveals, much of our food comes with a hidden price tag.