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December 8, 2014 at 9:20 am

Food News Fast – December 8, 2014

Berry consumption rose by 475% in the last 12 years. This is why.
[New York Times]

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Source: Flickr

California finally gets rain – enough to evacuate over 75 homes.
[LA Times]

When an increasing number of restaurants require pre-paid tickets in order to dine with them, what does eating out really mean?
[First We Feast]

Let’s talk about gleaning.
[The Daily Yonder]

An immersion workshop to get young people of color to reconnect with the land – and with farming.
[Civil Eats]

The newest cause of international crime isn’t drugs or jewels but a Peruvian wonder plant called Maca.
[New York Times]

One school cafeteria becomes a lab. Their goal? To test carrot recipies until they find one students will eat.
[NPR]

Online sales for Girl Scout cookies are approved (with a few caveats).
[New York Times]

Is molecular gastronomy cookery, chemistry, or something completely different?
[Miracle of Feeding Cities]

A new company is finding a way to take advantage of short-term vacant lots.
[Grist]

The secret to shucking and eating oysters like a professional.
[NPR]

Salvage grocery stores have been around for a while, even if they are the biggest upcoming trend in food.
[Modern Farmer]

Bonnie Slotnik’s cookbook shop is getting a new location.
[Publisher’s Weekly]

Many scientists and skeptics believe Vani Hari aka. The Food Babe is just selling products and fear.
[NPR]

A famous Japanese hot springs where the water isn’t just for bathing – it’s for cooking too.
[Munchies]

A UC Berkeley ethnobotanist is trying to find out whether foraged greens can make a difference in food deserts.
[Civil Eats]

A Perdue chicken farmer opened his barn to allow Compassion in World Farming to film what the company was calling “humanely raised.”

Did wheat and rice farming create the distinction between American and Asian cultures?
[New York Times]

-Tove K. Danovich