Archive for December, 2014

Top Reads of 2014

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Dear Readers, As we wrap up our food news and culture programming for 2014, we’re taking a look back at your favorite posts. Some, like “Why I’m not a ‘Foodie’” are oldies but goodies – still bringing new eyeballs to the page almost a year and a half later. Others, like Monica Johnson’s wonderful series “Putting Up Your Harvest” were new this year and allowed us to branch out into new territory. To date, we’ve published […]

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December 31, 2014 at 8:08 amUncategorized

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

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Do you know your donkeys from your asses? [Modern Farmer] The tough working conditions at Mexico’s largest farms. [LA Times] Better distribution could be the key to cutting down on food waste. [Grist] Congress wants the committee designing the new Dietary Guidelines to stick to nutrition. [NPR] Updating food safety for the modern world. [Modern Farmer] California dairy farmers are migrating to the Midwest. [Harvest Public Media] Why your flight attendant often feels like an […]

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December 15, 2014 at 1:42 pmFood News Fast News

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Cabbage

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Cabbage

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. Cabbage is a brassica, related to broccoli and cauliflower. […]

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December 12, 2014 at 10:27 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

From Udder to Plate: Two Faces of Vermont’s Goat Cheese Scene

From Udder to Plate: Two Faces of Vermont’s Goat Cheese Scene

They want YOU to raise goats. Miles Hooper and Joey Conner, that is. Preferably not too far from the Vermont Creamery. And if you can manage a goat milk with high protein content, a clean bill on pathogens, and a hint of clover in the finish, your milk will be heartily welcomed. What a long way American goat cheese has come. The little chèvre that was once considered a stranger from foreign parts now has […]

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December 10, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Features