“Casino Royale”

Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 is, in short, one of the best Bond movies in recent memory.  Interestingly, it goes back to when 007 earned his ’00’ (by killing two people), but doesn’t go backwards in time, with cell phones and instant messaging playing a prominent role (thank you very much Sony Ericsson). Less suave…

“Food Politics” by Marion Nestle

This 2003 James Beard Foundation award winner is a weighty examination of the role politics has played (and is playing) in the evolution of our food supply and its regulation (or lack thereof). Nestle (no relation to the same-named company), a nutritionist, exhaustively examines a number of aspects of food policy: dietary advice (the Food…