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Food News Fast – January 12, 2014

Food News Fast – January 12, 2014

Craft breweries are making so many new beers that they’re running out of names – and it’s getting them into legal trouble. [NPR] Bill Gates tested a machine that turns human waste into drinking water. [Foodbeast] There’s a Hello Kitty themed farm in Hong Kong. [Modern Farmer] Traffic light food labels may nudge people into eating better. [Civil Eats] Just like people, fish brought out of water too quickly can get the bends – but […]

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January 12, 2015 at 8:00 amUncategorized

Playing With Your Food

Playing With Your Food

Food photographer Tatiana Shkondina plays with food for a living. Where some may see her work as nothing more than a recipe illustration, Shkondina clearly views it as an art. To drive the point home, she recreated a series of classic paintings using only the medium of food. I’d love to visit the delicious museum these plates would hang in. Piet Mondrian: Vincent Van Gogh:   Andy Warhol: Salvador Dali: Rene Magritte: To find more of […]

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January 9, 2015 at 9:00 amCulture

Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri is an undergraduate student at McGill University in Canada and a young filmmaker. After listening to a Freakonomics episode about the economics of working at a restaurant, she began to look more closely a the politics of the tipped wage. As a political science major, this part was easy. But to bring her thoughts to the masses, she’d have to make her first documentary short. Though she’d done smaller projects before, nothing had […]

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January 8, 2015 at 8:49 amCulture Multimedia

Food News Fast – January 5, 2014

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Texas is turning into olive-oil country. [Bloomberg] In Kansas, reviving a lost grocery store could be the key to reviving the town itself. [New York Times] China is smuggling a lot of Vietnamese rice. [Wall Street Journal] There’s a national bourbon barrel shortage as demand for the brown liquor climbs. [NPR] California’s egg law puts restrictions on what eaters can buy rather than changing regulations for farmers to interesting results. [Grist] The GOP is already […]

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January 5, 2015 at 8:12 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – December 29, 2014

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Today naming your farm might be less about tradition and more marketing savvy. [Grist] The meat industry wants Congress to get rid of COOL once and for all. [Star Tribune] Farmers worry that the new immigration policy will cause a labor shortage. [AP] Is this the end of water for California’s almond growers? [New York Times] Should reindeer meat be the newest addition to your gastronomic repertoire? [City Lab] Fruitcake might be a joke in […]

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December 29, 2014 at 9:16 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Collards and Mustards

Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Collards and Mustards

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. Collards are Brassica oleracea and related to broccoli and cabbage. […]

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December 23, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Stop-Motion Submarine Sandwich

Stop-Motion Submarine Sandwich

PES is back with the stop-motion sandwich making skills we’ve all been waiting for. Table Scraps is a Food Politic column dedicated to the small morsels of stories, videos, and more. They don’t have enough calories for a full article but are just too good to let go to waste.

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December 22, 2014 at 10:45 amColumns Multimedia Table Scraps

Food News Fast – December 22, 2014

Food News Fast – December 22, 2014

How vegetable growers became the Colorado pot industry’s best friend. [Modern Farmer] On the hunt for the ever elusive white truffle. [Eater] An important lesson on how to resist cookie temptation. Farmers might be the biggest beneficiaries of the new U.S.-Cuba relationship. [Politico] Reviving the Icelandic tradition of making sea salt. [Munchies] A farmer walks into a bar and tells a joke. The life of an agricultural comedian. [Modern Farmer] Is “rewilding” crops the way […]

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December 22, 2014 at 9:59 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Winter Squash

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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. Winter squash is grown in the summer, but harvested […]

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December 19, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Take Your Dream Vacation in a Gingerbread House

Take Your Dream Vacation in a Gingerbread House

How would you like to stay in a cozy gingerbread cabin for the holidays? Or is a gingerbread camper more your style? For the fanciest among you, there’s even a modern gingerbread home to satisfy all your architectural desires. The homes are the product of a for-charity advertising campaign by the McKinney agency. To organize your stay, visit their host site Gingerbread bnb (if only this were a real Airbnb spinoff) and book your trip. Just don’t […]

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December 17, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture