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Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Carrots and Beets

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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. Beets and carrots are the roots of plants. The […]

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November 21, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

How Do You Harvest a Sunflower?

How Do You Harvest a Sunflower?

Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth shares stories about farming as told by farmers. Plucked from the countless blogs tirelessly kept by the people who grow and make our food, this series shows food from the other side of the table. Without a doubt, our favorite crop on the farm is sunflowers. Everyone loves their bright sunny petals and big almost smiley heads. And certainly, sunflowers are something that has sort of been branded into our […]

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November 19, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Food News Fast – November 17, 2014

Brazil’s Cerrado plains rival the Amazon in plant diversity but are being destroyed to make way for farmland at an alarming rate. [Scientific American] Hellman’s sues upstart company Hampton Creek over the definition of “mayonnaise”. [Washington Post] The modern strawberry isn’t as natural as it seems. [Center for Investigative Reporting] Here’s the short scoop on strawberries. As California’s drought worsens, water thefts become more common. [National Journal] Overstock.com now has its own online farmers market. […]

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November 17, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News

If Famous Artists Had Played With Their Thanksgiving Meals

If Famous Artists Had Played With Their Thanksgiving Meals

San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein has taken the simple Thanksgiving meal – turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and corn – and turned it into a work of art. Ten images show what a plate might look like if it had been put together by Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and others. If you thought playing with your food was just for children, these dishes will prove you wrong. Table Scraps is […]

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November 14, 2014 at 8:00 amColumns Culture Table Scraps

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Broccoli and Cauliflower

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Broccoli and Cauliflower

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. Broccoli and Cauliflower are part of the Brassica family, […]

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November 14, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

What Do Those Aerial Images of Cattle Feedlots Really Show?

What Do Those Aerial Images of Cattle Feedlots Really Show?

Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth shares stories about farming as told by farmers. Plucked from the countless blogs tirelessly kept by the people who grow and make our food, this series shows food from the other side of the table. What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot – Explaining Aerial Images Google cattle feedlot aerial photos and you come up with a number of results that describe the “horrors of industrial beef”. People like to make […]

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November 12, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture

This Book Will Turn You Into a Healthy Eater – Diet Not Included

This Book Will Turn You Into a Healthy Eater – Diet Not Included

When you go to a buffet do you: A. Pick up a plate and start filling it with the first thing you see? B. Do a quick sweep to find your favorite foods? Once you’ve gotten your food do you: A. Sit in a table closest to the buffet in a seat where you can keep your eye on it? B. Sit near a window or in a secluded place facing away from the buffet? […]

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November 12, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Reviews

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

Food News Fast – November 10, 2014

The alpaca bubble failed to deliver on a get-rich-quick scheme to the detriment of owners and animals. [Modern Farmer] The trials and tribulations of the farm and lifestyle magazine known as Modern Farmer. [New Yorker] Thanks to heirloom seeds, Appalachia has one of the most diverse foodsheds on the continent. [NPR] Iowa restaurant offers discount to customers who put away their phones and talk to each other. [Des Moines Register] The UK’s goat cheese may […]

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November 10, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News Uncategorized

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Radishes

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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. This fall, I planted a French Breakfast Radishes, which […]

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November 7, 2014 at 9:15 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Honey + Schmaltz Shows the Non-Latke Side of Jewish Cuisine

Credit: Sari Kamin

“People don’t think, ‘Oh my god, that incredible Jewish food restaurant.’” Sari Kamin says. “It’s not a revered cuisine. It’s not French cuisine. It’s not Italian cuisine.” Despite all this and partially because of it, Kamin started Honey + Schmaltz, a project to collect Jewish recipes and the stories behind them. It all started in the final year of a Master’s program in food studies. Kamin had to develop a project – a thesis of […]

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November 5, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Features