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Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Carrots and Beets

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This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest. Beets and carrots are the roots of plants. The […]

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November 21, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Brazil’s Cerrado plains rival the Amazon in plant diversity but are being destroyed to make way for farmland at an alarming rate. [Scientific American] Hellman’s sues upstart company Hampton Creek over the definition of “mayonnaise”. [Washington Post] The modern strawberry isn’t as natural as it seems. [Center for Investigative Reporting] Here’s the short scoop on strawberries. As California’s drought worsens, water thefts become more common. [National Journal] Overstock.com now has its own online farmers market. […]

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November 17, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News

If Famous Artists Had Played With Their Thanksgiving Meals

If Famous Artists Had Played With Their Thanksgiving Meals

San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein has taken the simple Thanksgiving meal – turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and corn – and turned it into a work of art. Ten images show what a plate might look like if it had been put together by Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and others. If you thought playing with your food was just for children, these dishes will prove you wrong. Table Scraps is […]

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November 14, 2014 at 8:00 amColumns Culture Table Scraps

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Broccoli and Cauliflower

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Broccoli and Cauliflower

This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest. Broccoli and Cauliflower are part of the Brassica family, […]

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November 14, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

The alpaca bubble failed to deliver on a get-rich-quick scheme to the detriment of owners and animals. [Modern Farmer] The trials and tribulations of the farm and lifestyle magazine known as Modern Farmer. [New Yorker] Thanks to heirloom seeds, Appalachia has one of the most diverse foodsheds on the continent. [NPR] Iowa restaurant offers discount to customers who put away their phones and talk to each other. [Des Moines Register] The UK’s goat cheese may […]

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November 10, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News Uncategorized

Honey + Schmaltz Shows the Non-Latke Side of Jewish Cuisine

Credit: Sari Kamin

“People don’t think, ‘Oh my god, that incredible Jewish food restaurant.’” Sari Kamin says. “It’s not a revered cuisine. It’s not French cuisine. It’s not Italian cuisine.” Despite all this and partially because of it, Kamin started Honey + Schmaltz, a project to collect Jewish recipes and the stories behind them. It all started in the final year of a Master’s program in food studies. Kamin had to develop a project – a thesis of […]

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November 5, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Features

Why is An Early Frost a Farmer’s Worst Enemy?

Why is An Early Frost a Farmer’s Worst Enemy?

Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth shares stories about farming as told by farmers. Plucked from the countless blogs tirelessly kept by the people who grow and make our food, this series shows food from the other side of the table. The End of The Growing Season Has Come Too Early Frost. A swear word to farmers throughout the bulk of the growing season. An event that can quite literally ruin a crop overnight. This week, […]

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November 5, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture

Food News Fast – November 3, 2014

Food News Fast – November 3, 2014

See the sad decline of Californian agriculture in this series of photographs. [Slate] A recent roundtable on the future of meat became a microcosm of the problems of the entire animal agriculture reform movement. [Edible Brooklyn] Is vital wheat gluten the source of our growing problem with bread? [The New Yorker] Canada wants to make Field Roast meat-substitute test their product on animals. [Eat Drink Politics] Sports drinks aren’t just a marketing trick. The ancient […]

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November 3, 2014 at 8:59 amFood News Fast News

Think Your Food Is Safe on Grocery Store Conveyor Belts? Think Again.

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If you’re squeamish about the thought of unseen bacterium and pathogens, stop reading. A 2009 study found contamination on 100% of tested grocery store conveyor belts. Though they often seem clean, a lack of dust doesn’t mean they aren’t a breeding ground for bacteria. The question to ask ourselves us is whether these grocery store workhorses have the potential to make us sick. Conveyor belts might seem like the most technologically advanced part of your shopping experience […]

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October 29, 2014 at 8:00 amNews

A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer

A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer

Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth shares stories about farming as told by farmers. Plucked from the countless blogs tirelessly kept by the people who grow and make our food, this series shows food from the other side of the table.  I often get asked: “Well what do you do all day? ” So I thought it was overdue that I laid out what HAS to be done EVERYDAY on our farm. Dairy Farming is a 365 […]

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October 29, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture