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Local Foods: From Fad To Force And What It Means For The Food Industry

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.18.2014 | Food
Michael Zacka

Given the fact that the local foods movement offers consumers so many benefits, sustainably processed and packaged food has an important role to play in supporting the admirable goals of local food advocates and supplementing their needs.

Olives, Lemons & Za'atar

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Born into a food-obsessed Palestinian family, Rawia grew up eating food that has recently become trendy currency: the flavors and spirit of the Arabic kitchen found along the Eastern Mediterranean and in Israel, or Palestine, depending on your point of view.

Burger King's Needle-Filled Sandwich Case Heads To Trial

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier's lawsuit alleging he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii's Schofield Barracks is headed...

A Kale-Brussels Sprout Hybrid: It's a Thing

SELF | Posted 07.19.2014 | Taste
SELF

A British veggie breeding company called Tozer Seeds has cross-bred two of our favorite greens, kale and Brussels sprouts, to create a hybrid they're calling "Kalettes."

4 New Food Sites You Should Check Out

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste

New food resources that are worth your time.

Farm-to-Tray: Fighting Hunger

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.01.2014 | Food
Rozanne Gold

The numbers are staggering: More than 24,000 apples handed out per week, 100 dozen whole grain rolls served daily.

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef With Chipotle (Part 2): The Definition Of A Family Farmer

Greg Peterson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Food
Greg Peterson

Thankfully, new technology such as larger equipment, GPS precision farming, and automated processes have allowed for farmers to farm more acres and raise more livestock per farmer, which has allowed agricultural production to thrive in recent years

Techno-Gastronomy in the Big Apple

Rozanne Gold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Food
Rozanne Gold

Imagine lots of food for thought by inspired thinkers who inspire others to probe both the virtual and the tangible corners of the edible realm.

5 Huge Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods

Posted 03.01.2014 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Surprise! They can help slim you down, clear your mind and -- a whole lot more. They Can Kickstart -- and Keep Up -- Any Diet ...

4 Food Trends You Definitely Shouldn't Ignore

Posted 02.24.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani We've got a crush on these addictive snacks, soothing drink and other trendy treats. ...

Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.28.2014 | Taste

Hawaiian pizza was invented where?!

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Food
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

12 Hottest Food Trends for 2014

Rozanne Gold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Every year around this time, my husband The Restaurant Consultant consults his crystal ball and issues a report on how the world of restaurants and hotels shapes up for the year ahead.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Chestnuts - But Not Old Chestnuts

Edward Schneider | Posted 12.16.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Last weekend our Saturday farmers' market was like an August market plus the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner.

Cookbooks: Jerusalem and Balaboosta

Rozanne Gold | Posted 12.08.2013 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Now that Jerusalem has become one of the best selling cookbooks in recent years, it may be time to look at it in context.

Marion Nestle's Green Bean Moment

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I asked professor and author Marion Nestle how she got interested in the whole realm of food and nutrition and what kind of food she grew up eating, and she got this sentimental look on her face and said she was going to tell me about her "green bean moment."

21 Weird Food Superstitions

Bon Appetit | Posted 09.18.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

You should probably consider these 21 superstitions so you don't end up unmarried, childless, friendless, or worse.

Half-Kangaroo, Half-Bacon Burger

Foodbeast | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

This chain has a knack for walking the line between mouth watering and headline worthy.

North Carolina Takes a Hint and Ag Gag Takes a Hit

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

Yes, undercover video of abuse and misconduct has an impact on company bottom lines. I get that. But the answer is not having private interests lobby state legislators to help you commit crimes without consequence.

The Urban Jungle: April Philips Has a Concrete Plan for Tasty City Landscapes

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

I witnessed April Philips help create the Dixie School Rain Garden, in Marin County, California, a few years ago. Philips can build a school garden with her eyes closed and one hand behind her back. That's chump change to her!

7 Things We Learned From A Certified Beer Expert

Posted 07.03.2013 | OWN

By Lauren Murrow Bucking the typical beer-buff profile, 29-year-old Nicole Erny is the first woman and youngest person ever to achieve the ti...

The True Cost of Food

Sea to Table | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

When we turn a blind eye to where our food comes from in the name of convenience and price, we allow others to make our choices about what kind of food system we want to have. Ignorance may be bliss, but we can no longer afford to ignore the impact of our food choices.

Chopped All-Stars Has It All

Joshua Estrin | Posted 04.25.2013 | Taste
Joshua Estrin

It was great foodie television when on Sunday when I turned on the Food Network for Chopped All-Stars.

The Power of Packaging

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Several months ago a prominent restaurant architect returned from a trip to Japan bringing us a small gift of green tea. He said, "I have no idea if this is any good, but I loved the packaging. I just had to give it to you."

Denny's: Manhattan Grand Slam

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

That there were no Denny's in New York, even more than the absence of, say, Wal-Mart, was emblematic of our singularity. Now, there will be Denny's in Manhattan. Displaced Idahoans are dancing merrily. But how will we know when we're in America?