Archive for November, 2013

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart Do Thanksgiving

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart Do Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! “We love butter.”

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November 27, 2013 at 5:00 pmColumns Table Scraps

Food News Fast – Thanksgiving Edition

Food News Fast – Thanksgiving Edition

The couple behind the food blog The Bitten Word have analyzed top food sites to find out what’s trending on this year’s Thanksgiving table. [NPR] Some cautionary videos about how not to deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey. [NPR] How much do Americans drink on Thanksgiving? What’s the preferred dessert pie of your region? Find out now! [Huffington Post] Another year another shortage of a Thanksgiving staple. Just how real is the Butterball turkey shortage? [Mother Jones] […]

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November 27, 2013 at 10:38 amFood News Fast News

Food News Fast – November 27, 2013

Food News Fast – November 27, 2013

Wisconsin is adding cheese brine to the fight against icy roads. [Modern Farmer] The Norwegian Army is going vegetarian one day a week. [The Atlantic] Los Angeles is shutting down sriracha operations until they can stop producing noxious chile fumes. [Quartz] A church in Vermont serves up its annual wild game supper. [NPR] Animal activist cited for animal cruelty for filming footage of animal cruelty. [Grist] The war between agriculture and animal advocates. [Modern Farmer]

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November 27, 2013 at 10:06 amFood News Fast News

Arizona Presents: Persimmon Skillet Cake

Arizona Presents: Persimmon Skillet Cake

Persimmons are a beautiful fruit with a very short season; it begins in the middle of fall and ends in the middle of winter. Persimmons are not readily available the way pears and apples are because they are usually not ripe until the first frost of the season. They are sweet, moist and the flavor will remind you of a lovely fall day. There are two types of persimmons, the Fuyu and Hachiya persimmon. We […]

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November 26, 2013 at 12:46 pmSeasonal Recipes Southwest

Fat & Furious Burger is Playing With Your Food

Fat & Furious Burger is Playing With Your Food

The mysterious French graphic designer duo known to the public only as “Quentin and Thomas” have become underground internet celebrities for their visually amusing depictions of hamburgers. The photos on Fat & Furious Burger are all designed and taken during the course of their lunch break. They’re not food photographers or chefs. All that’s known about their day job is that it’s located in Paris and has nothing to do with burgers being transformed into surfers, […]

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November 25, 2013 at 11:57 amCulture Multimedia

The Fame of the Rhode Island Stuffie

The Fame of the Rhode Island Stuffie

After basking in the July sun on a Newport, Rhode Island beach, writer Glen Ilacqua craved seafood. Most of all, he craved cheap seafood. At a popular local lobster shack, he found a $21 lobster roll and an $18 plate of fried clams—delicious options not in his price range. Then on the menu, he spotted “stuffies,” the answer to his penny-pinching prayers: “A few stuffies and a beer are tasty, filling and can get you […]

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November 22, 2013 at 3:12 pmFeatures

Want to Cut the Cost of Food Stamps? Do Nothing!

Want to Cut the Cost of Food Stamps? Do Nothing!

Fiscal conservatives, rejoice! It turns out the best way to control the cost of the food stamps is to simply do nothing. In a recent report, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that, after taking into account the automatic cuts to food stamps that took effect November 1, in just a few short years the cost of the program will mirror that of the late 1990s. The graph below shows the projected trajectory […]

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November 21, 2013 at 8:47 amPolicy

Mediterranean Vegetable Soup

Mediterranean Vegetable Soup

Zucchini, the most popular type of summer squash, is a warm-season vegetable whose final crop is almost sold out at my Southern California farmer’s market. I was surprised it was still available this late in the year.  As it turns out, the cooling temperatures in late fall provide some benefits to summer squash production. Although more plentiful in warmer seasons, the crops are also more susceptible to pests such as aphids and silverleaf whiteflies. When the weather cools, […]

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November 21, 2013 at 7:30 amSeasonal Recipes West

The Building Blocks of Food

The Building Blocks of Food

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. “Breakfast” is a video by Kris Hofmann, an animator and designer. She was inspired to make this film after a fishing trip with a young girl showed her the disconnect between our food and where it comes from. -Tove […]

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November 20, 2013 at 4:44 pmColumns Table Scraps

Educating an Eater

Educating an Eater

When people find out that I’ve been working in food the first question that comes out is usually, “Are you a foodie?” My answer is always an uncomfortable, “no.” I don’t like the word foodie. It puts food on a pedestal where it should be admired instead of eaten. Over my years working in food, but never in a kitchen, I have worked hard to avoid fetishizing food. I want to feel like an active […]

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November 19, 2013 at 7:59 amFeatures