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Food Culture

The North And South Are Seriously Divided When It Comes To Fast Food

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business

Regional differences permeate many aspects of American life, from speech patterns to sports loyalties to smoking rates. This new map allows us to visu...

Cities With The Deadliest Diets

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich and Robert Serenbetz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect fa...

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

Lazy Days of Summer: Time to Relax and Contemplate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It's summertime! The solstice just went by and as the days now become shorter, summer has officially begun. It's a time to relax and reboot. It's a time to find some water to splash around in. And it's a time for contemplation...

A Writer Examines The Culinary Capital of Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Memorial Day Weekend was a week ago and summer has finally show signs of arrival in Portland, Maine.

Why Hispanics Are Expected To Change U.S. Food Culture

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States, and according to new data from The NPD Group, over the next five years ...

Why America Food Culture Needs to Change

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Marc Barnett

Or more specifically why I think America is fatter than the rest of the world. For the past 7 months I have been living in one of the most food-obsess...

Our Look at Kalegate: a Chance to Find Common Ground

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Johanna Gilligan

At Grow Dat Youth Farm, we've been taking in what we refer to in jest as "the great kale controversy of 2014" from a distance, until recently, when th...

Farm to Fork Across America: Artisan Parmesan, Vertical Tasting, and Food Culture in Reno

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Next we close our eyes, break a piece and inhale deeply. This is the most important analysis. Are the aromas pineapple? Walnut? Hummus? Wet grass? Cloves? Leather? It can be any of those things based on age and cheese terroir.

Dropping the F-Bomb: Why "Foodie" Needs to Be Struck From Our Lexicon

Laurel Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Laurel Miller

My bordering-on-obsessive hatred of "foodie" is really about the culture it's perpetuating. That said, the word itself is infantile, idiotic, and meaningless, and makes me want to poke my eyes out with a larding needle. Can't people just say they love food?

Open-Source Food

Scott Mowbray | Posted 06.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Mowbray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhatever innovation and evolution led to the English pub, French bistro, Italian caffe and Afghan kebab house, today every pub, bistro, caffe or kebab house is effectively a node on a cultural franchise, and will hew to a pretty rigorous expression of "pub" or "kebab house."

African Americans And The Watermelon Stereotype

Theodore Johnson | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Theodore Johnson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's true -- I'm a black man with a watermelon for a birthmark. In many countries and cultures around the world, this would be unremarkable. But in the United States, where watermelon is associated with historic African-American stereotypes, my birthmark takes on a more complex symbolism.

General Tso Chicken: An Immigrant Life Saga

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Fabio Parasecoli

Fried ice cream, just like the General Tso's Chicken that Jennifer 8. Lee explores in her presentation, highlight the role of immigrants in facilitating the global circulation of culinary traditions, and in shaping the food of their host communities.

Sharing the Global Table: Food and Immigrant Life

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Fabio Parasecoli

A multicultural and socially diverse workforce provides crucial and plentiful services while remaining largely invisible to the public.

The Rise Of The New Food Culture

Scott Mowbray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Scott Mowbray

The truth is that America is in the middle of inventing a new food culture, and no one, not the foodies nor the food activists nor the Grocery Manufacturers Association of America, can predict how powerful a force for change it may be.

In Singapore, Food Future With No Past

KF Seetoh | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
KF Seetoh

To be a soldier of your food culture, you can't learn recipes, you gotta learn "feel."

When Foodies Go Too Far

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home

In recent months, it seems as if the foodie choir has reached a fever pitch. Beyond the fact that your mom's manicurist probably has a food blog, ther...

WATCH: Not Artisan, Just 'Good Farmhouse Food'

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Winemaker Rudy Marchesi has crafted his life around a world devoted to food. He has carved out a communal "little five acre food oasis" he calls home.

When One Man's Pet Is Another Man's Dinner

Jamie Schler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Jamie Schler

The recent to-do about President Obama dining on dog meat when a child in Indonesia, as if he had been gobbling down Fido the neighbor's pet, struck me as unenlightened and ludicrous.

In Defense Of Dessert

Jamie Schler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Jamie Schler

Is there a difference between baking with Oreos, Twinkies, industrial marshmallows and other bagged candy as primary foodstuffs and flour, sugar, butter, cream, eggs and baking chocolate?

Italian Jewish Food: Between the Global and the Local

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

A few years ago, I decided to celebrate a Jewish friend's birthday by cooking a special meal: the whole menu was composed of Italian Jewish recipes.

Why You Should Tip the Foreign Delivery Guy

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Morgan Rotondi

We've all been there. You're hungry, maybe you're ordering delivery, or maybe you're going to that place down the street. You place your order. Then, all of a sudden, there's something standing between you and satisfaction... a language barrier.

Food History: Why Should We Care?

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

By exploring food history, we realize that many elements of our everyday life that we consider connected to current events were already a source of preoccupation for earlier generations.

Foodies. Are They Better Than the Rest of Us?

Ann Gentry | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

Cooking is something we do to create a richer, more abundant life without needing to spend a lot of money, impress anyone, or do violence to animals. Does that sound elitist to you?

The Italian Pine Nut Tart

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

If given the choice, my husband and sons would have me bake exactly the same sweet treats every single time: our youngest, the persnickety one, wo...