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Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Hot Peppers

Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Hot Peppers

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 Summer 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.  It’s an unspoken law in Texas that if you […]

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August 29, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

GoPro Films the Process of Perfectly Poaching an Egg

GoPro Films the Process of Perfectly Poaching an Egg

Another culinary mystery solved thank to a creative GoPro owner. One inventive chef decided to stick his camera into a dish of boiling water and capture the process of poaching an egg on video. First we got to see inside a dishwasher cycle and now we’ve gone under boiling water to watch poaching eggs. What will we think of next? Table Scraps is a Food Politic column dedicated to the small morsels of stories, videos, and […]

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August 26, 2014 at 3:12 pmColumns Culture Table Scraps

Cold Pressed Juice Gets a Spot on the Highline – As Social Commentary

Cold Pressed Juice Gets a Spot on the Highline – As Social Commentary

If you come to visit me in New York City, you’re taking a trip to the Highline. Of all the tourist attractions in this city, it’s the only one I actually enjoy. There are no lines. It looks different in every season. There’s great food. And, sometimes, you can find some neat art installations too. As part of a group art installation called Archeo, artist Josh Kline placed a refrigerator of what looks like fancy […]

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August 25, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Multimedia

Food News Fast – August 25, 2014

Food News Fast – August 25, 2014

The farm animals of the United States produce 335 tons of manure every year. Where does it all go? [Modern Farmer] In the wake of Ebola’s spread, Africa is facing the beginnings of a food crisis. [NPR] California beef recall linked to fraud and conspiracy after owners illegally slaughtered animals marked to stay out of the food chain. [Food Safety News] In a 51-part series, Eve Andrews goes state by state to see who’s getting […]

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August 25, 2014 at 7:30 amFood News Fast News

Food Fund Friday: The Story of American Craft Beer

Food Fund Friday: The Story of American Craft Beer

Beer lovers unite! As the craft beer industry has exploded in popularity, so has the tension between the smallest breweries and big beer companies trying to get in on the game. How big can craft beer get before it no longer fits in the category? How can brewers keep their fans happy as their popularity rises? These are some of the questions that will be explored in Brewland, a documentary about the history and future of craft […]

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August 22, 2014 at 9:00 amColumns Food Fund Fridays

Video: Food Banks Are For All of Us

Video: Food Banks Are For All of Us

“The first time I went to the food bank I was a little nervous, kind of embarrassed, wondering ‘should I really be here?’ I never thought I’d be patronizing a food bank and I’m sure that’s the way a lot of people here feel.” These are some of the most poignant words spoken by Bonnie, a customer of the Bellingham food bank. In this short documentary, director Lauren McClanahan shares the personal story of one woman […]

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August 20, 2014 at 7:00 amCulture Multimedia

Food News Fast – August 18, 2014

Food News Fast – August 18, 2014

China may be the new leader in U.S. agribusiness. [Civil Eats] After the FDA relinquished final control over certifying new new additives, complaints and bad reactions are on the rise. [Washington Post] Changes in weather as well as lucrative subsidies are causing North Dakota farmers to raise corn instead of wheat. [NPR] After the stigma of milk-fed veal caused sales to drop, farmers are rethinking how they bring calves to market. [New York Times] How […]

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August 18, 2014 at 10:35 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Herbs

Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Herbs

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 Summer 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.  My herb garden has waxed and waned this […]

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August 15, 2014 at 8:35 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Food News Fast- August 11, 2014

Food News Fast- August 11, 2014

New York farm workers begin the fight for overtime pay. [New York Times] The FAO food price index hit its lowest point since January 2014. [FAO] Rural communities are starting to see unemployment levels drop – though at slower rates than urban areas. [The Daily Yonder] Washington oysters are dying due to climate change-related acidification of the Pacific. [New York Times] The high cost of feed for California dairies have prompted farmers to sell their […]

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August 11, 2014 at 9:44 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Green Tomatoes

Putting Up Your Summer Harvest: Green Tomatoes

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 Summer 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.  It’s hard to imagine that a few weeks […]

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August 8, 2014 at 9:42 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes