We've just been notified that the Ethicurean has been named one of Ellen Haas's Top 10 Healthy Food Blogs, a list that the FoodFit founder — and former undersecretary of agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services — compiled in honor of National Public Health Week. I confess I'd never heard of her, FoodFit, or NPH Week, but hey, it's nice to be in the top 10 anything, particularly when the company includes our buddies Sam Fromartz at Chews Wise, Bruce Cole at Edible Nation, Ed Bruske at The Slow Cook, and occasional Ethicurean contributor Rachel Cole at Mighty Foods. I look forward to checking out the other, unfamiliar winners — as well as FoodFit, where Haas has an interesting take on Michael Pollan's new book, "In Defense of Food," in which she sticks up for nutrition science versus his much maligned "nutritionism." I sense she's still not ready to proclaim "Fat is back!" Perhaps she overlooked our eternally popular lard post.
We were also recently dubbed a Top Food and Nutrition Blog by HealthCastle.com, which calls itself "the largest online nutrition network run by Registered Dietitians" and says it has more than 450,000 monthly readers. (At least one of them bothered to find and fan us on Facebook as a result, so... cool.) Editor Gloria Tsang called us "very informative — you will learn everything from food policies and safety alerts, to finding local farm markets and even food humor!"
Since we don't even have a category for nutrition, considering it more of a byproduct of SOLE food eating than a goal unto itself, we're chuffed to have made the cut.