What We're Reading: July 21, 2015

 

Peeling peaches is as easy as pie with this knife-free technique. [The Kitchn

 

New research suggests focusing on quality over quantity when it comes to caloric intake. [Food Network

 

From farm waste to fresh cheese: how dairy farmers are making sustainability profitable. [Good Eats

 

Experiment with this recipe for cream-free chocolate ganache... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 10, 2015

 

 

Increased desire to buy locally produced food brings growth to the "slow money" movement. [Epoch Times]

 

Chefs across California are developing new cooking methods to cope with the severe drought. [NYT]

 

This summer, New York City teachers can take a sustainability class and receive credit. [Edible Manhattan]

 

Try out Andrew Zimmern’s recipe for a nutty miso kale salad. [... Read more >

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Kid-Friendly Food Everyone Will Want to Eat

 

In theory, we're not fans of kids' meals. In theory, we don't believe children should be allowed to fill their plates with only white food, or that one should have to transform broccoli and red pepper strips into artful renderings of scenes from the Lego movie in order to get one's children to eat vegetables. Food is food, right? We need to man up and stop serving our kids chicken nuggets shaped like Disney characters.

 

But, as anyone who is responsible for the feeding and watering of small humans at least three times a day knows, it can get a little exhausting. No matter how adventurous your kids are, some nights they just don't want to taste the parsley-flecked lamb stew or authentic Andalucian white gazpacho you made for dinner. Some nights they don't even... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 24, 2015

 

Facing down that pile of kumquats you grabbed at the farmer’s market? Add some zest to your diet with one of these recipes. [Food 52

 

Is that dessert a pudding, custard, or mousse? [CakeSpy

 

Toss out your balsamic and discover how sherry vinegar can revolutionize your cooking. [Serious Eats

 

From banana–curry to emu–kangaroo, there seem to be no rules when it comes to pizza toppings across the globe. [FWF

 

Despite new regulations in Europe and the U.S., a new study predicts antibiotic use in livestock will rise by 67... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 17, 2015

cocoa

 

An unassuming greenhouse in England specializes in preserving the world’s cocoa supply. [The Salt

 

Q&A: Eric Ripert identifies the next kale and the one food he just won’t eat. [Yahoo

 

At Blue Hill, Dan Barber launches a pop-up focused on food waste, where guest chefs will prepare dishes out of the trimmings that are usually discarded. [Grub Street

 

Dine like the First Lady: a roundup of Michelle Obama’s restaurant favorites. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 3, 2014

 

Behind the scenes at a fortune cookie factory. [HuffPo

 

Local producers work to reverse Alaska’s poor agricultural reputation. [NY Times

 

Why you should care about the Tyson–Hillshire Merger. [Civil Eats

 

Is your grocery store a one-stop shop for alcohol? Depends on what state you call home. [HuffPo] ... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Summer Salads

shaved broccoli salad

 

Every July, farmers' markets across the country offer a stunning tapestry of fruits and vegetables seemingly designed to distract us from the month's baking heat. This week, find cool relief with simply prepared seasonal salads.

 

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Lime and Cotija

JBF Award winner Tara Duggan, the author of Root-to-Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable, uses often-discarded-but-delicious broccoli stalks and leaves in this unconventional dish.


Fennel and Arugula Salad

To bring this lemony tangle of greens and fennel to the next level, try adding a pinch of fennel pollen or using smoked sea salt in place of regular.


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Daily Digest: May 13, 2014

pizza

 

Take-and-bake pizza has spawned a tax-code debate. [NPR]

 

Is the quest for the perfect hard-boiled egg over? Not quite. [LAT]

 

Frozen food companies devise a comeback plan. [Fox News

 

Soylent: will it lead to the death of the lunch break or a solution to world hunger? [Aljazeera America

 

Cranberries could help to lessen allergic reactions to peanuts. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: January 24, 2014

 

Quinoa may be falling out of fashion. Meet teff, the Ethiopian nutrient-rich "ancient grain" that's poised to take its place. [The Guardian]

 

More children are learning about agriculture, health, and nutrition as an increasing number of states pass Farm-to-School legislation. [Civil Eats]

 

Coca-Cola reconsiders the economic impact of climate change after closing plants due to drought and other supply chain disruptions, and other large companies follow suit. [NYT]

 

Plant "STDs" and honeybees: How the tobacco ringspot virus may be decimating bee populations. [... Read more >

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10 Ways to Cook Kale Without Making Kale Salad

kale soup

 

Though it's hard to remember, there was a time when few of us had heard of kale salad. Back in those gastronomically prehistoric days, kale was, in fact, occasionally consumed in cooked form. And it was still delicious. If you've maxed out on raw greens, here are some alternative ways to prepare this celebrated superfood:

 

1. Serve it Greek-style: blanched, squeezed, chopped, and doused with olive oil and lemon juice. Top with a handful of crumbled feta: you won't regret it.

 

2. Throw it into a tangy, garlicky pasta sauce.

 

3. Add kale and other greens to a hearty, phenomenal, bean purée–thickened minestrone soup.

 

4. Blend it into a ... Read more >

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