Feeding Kids: Eden Grinshpan and Aliza Sokolow
Plus: true American heroes, villainous husbands, and some Oscars fun
Eden is the host of Top Chef Canada and mom of two young kids, and she’s very funny and warm. Aliza just wrote a book about food for kids called This is What I Eat; she got her start working with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and cares deeply about healthy eating and helping people to follow that path. Kate makes three, and this is a great trio. Have fun with this one — it’s also got some special guests (hint: Holden is one of them). Weekly Marksisms — see what we did there? — below.
"I do butter noodles all the time. Because I have no time. It's not even what the kid wants — it's what I'm capable of." — Eden Grinshpan
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A TRUE HERO IS DYING
I’ve been busy playing with a sous vide wand, which I will tell you about next week—so most of my reading has focused on my Watergate obsession (I’m reading Watergate: A New History), leaving me with no fun links for you just now.
Along those lines, though, came the sad news that Daniel Ellsberg is dying. In case you don’t know who he is, Ellsberg was an employee of the RAND Corporation when he gained control of a secret set of documents later called the Pentagon Papers. This consisted of 3000 or 7000 pages (depending on whether you count appended documents) of horrifying or at least cynical information about government policies regarding the Vietnam War. After trying and failing to convince a number of US Senators to make the documents public, Ellsberg finally released them to the Times and the Washington Post in 1971.
Like Edward Snowden, Ellsberg was a heroic whistleblower and, like Snowden, he was prosecuted.
Even though they reflected on the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the Pentagon Papers made Nixon so uptight that some of his subordinates broke into Ellsberg’s office and even planned to kill him. This could be seen as the beginning of the Watergate era – it was certainly part of the same pattern of illegal acts on the part of the President’s henchmen – which resulted in Nixon’s resignation.