Notes from A New Cook: Simple is Best

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by

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I’m not a foodie. At least I’ve never been one before. I was always a soda-guzzler, a nugget-snarfer, a fan of Lean Cuisine frozen dinners. But then I started reading about food. Fast Food Nation, Food Politics, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the Ethicurean… What I read frightened me. It scared my pants right off (figuratively, that […] read more

Local Gourmet: Roasted Onions with Caprese Stuffing

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by

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Onions, garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are among my favorite things. Roasted onions are especially delicious and, according to Beth’s harvest calender, they’re in season in my area. This dish is perfect for dressing up a salad or starting a meal. A lot of recipes call for bacon and bread crumbs, but this a lighter […] read more

Now, That’s What I Call Seed Saving

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened today with the beginning shipments of 100 million seeds that originated in over 100 countries. The seeds represent everything from food staples such as maize, rice, wheat, cowpea, and sorghum to European and South American varieties of eggplant, lettuce, barley, and potato. The vault, located on a remote island […] read more

Magazine Review: Good’s Food Issue

Published on February 26th, 2008 | by

9 years ago by

Good Magazine, profiled before on Green Options, is one of my favorite magazines because it highlights good things happening in the world AND because they give 100% of subscriptions to the nonprofit of the subscribers choice that is affiliated with Good. It always has a variety of interesting articles, features a clean, modern design, and […] read more

Local Gourmet: Simple and Fresh Ingredients

Published on February 25th, 2008 | by

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I often find myself drowning in recipes from Bon Appétit, and Gourmet, looking for the most challenging and exotic. My mouth waters with the delicious list of ingredients and my head aches with the 3 hour estimated preparation time. Let’s face it, most people don’t have that kind of time or the resources to find […] read more

Are You Saying “No” to Tuna?

Published on February 22nd, 2008 | by

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Tuna has been quite the newsworthy fish lately, popping up in all kinds of reports. The New York Times ran an article last month on dangerous levels of mercury in tuna used in sushi. A recent post on Sustainablog takes a look at the safety of canned tuna as well. If you’re concerned about health […] read more

Think Spring, Think Local

Published on February 22nd, 2008 | by

9 years ago by

So, it poured down sleet all day today. That infernal rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and forecast a grim six more weeks of bone chilling temperatures and “record snow events.” Three more weeks to go, Phil. Thanks, Buddy. While contemplating cooking up a vat of groundhog confit is taking it a bit too far, […] read more

Welcome to Our Table

Published on February 21st, 2008 | by

9 years ago by

Welcome to Eat. Drink. Better. Of all the current issues out there, not one is as basic or immediate as food. Historically, food has been not just nourishment but a gathering point in our lives, a time to be shared with family and friends, a cause for celebration and gratitude. Food traditions had deep ties […] read more