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Twain's Feast: America's Vanished Foods

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Andrew Beahrs

While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.

PHOTOS: 9 Tasty And Sustainable Sushi Selections

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Americans have developed a healthy appetite for fish and sushi, but this appetite can come at a cost. Overfishing has put the future of many species a...

Tasting Oyster Stouts

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Oyster stouts are exactly what they sound like: brewers shuck in five or six bivalves per barrel during the brewing process. By the time the beer is d...

Seafood Safety: Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued a technical publication. How many of these "lessons learned" have actually been incorporated into the current response to the Gulf oil spill?

Imported Seafood May Be Riskier Than Gulf Seafood Post-Oil Spill

AOL News | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

...Environmental activists fervently insists the impact on food from BP's gift that kept on giving for more than three months lies just beneath the su...

Assessment of Gulf Seafood Safety Needs to Protect Vulnerable Populations

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Given the large area that was impacted by oil and the variety of state and federal jurisdictions governing the re-opening of oil-affected areas, the FDA should be playing a strong role in ensuring the protection of public health across the Gulf Coast.

The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

In the coming weeks, expect that many more areas will reopen to fishing. The unprecedented enormity of this oil spill makes it difficult to predict the extent and duration of fish contamination.

Gulf Oyster Workers "Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty" (Video)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. The BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations.

10 Best Oyster Places In New York

Fork in the Road | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

So we sweated our way around the city this week, slurping at old and new favorites with an eye out for perfect shucking -- no ragged edges, no mangled...

Eating My Way through San Francisco in 24 hours

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Claire Thomas

Northern California gives me massive "the grass is always greener" yearnings. I love it up there. The food, the people, the architecture. So with 24 hours to pack it in, here's what I did.

Social Networking Crisis Map Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton Natio...

BP To Expand Consumer Products Line In U.S.

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter G. Miller

BP has announced that it will expand its consumer products division during the next few months, bringing an array of new brands to local stores. Acco...

Why East Coast Natives Should Eat More West Coast Oysters (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Shared from food. curated. So where do YOUR loyalties lie? East Coast or West Coast Oysters? I found a Native New Yorker who wants to share why she t...

April in Paris: The Last Month for Oysters

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Cheryl Carlesimo

In Paris, couples sit in the outdoor cafes, even if it's chilly, and order an aperitif, flirt, talk, smoke, kiss, and of course, have oysters. For April is the last month that's safe to eat oysters.

A Foodie Film Fest: Farmers and Oysters and Food Trucks, Oh My!

Daphne Duquesne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daphne Duquesne

The complete five-day series is organized into themed daily events that just scream out in celebration of the summer's weather.

Oysters: Are They Vegan-Friendly?

Slate | Christopher Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Because I eat oysters, I shouldn't call myself a vegan. At first I despaired over losing the vegan badge of honor--I do everything else vegans do--but...

The End of an Era: Gulf Coast Oyster Supplier Shuts Down

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Karen Dalton-Beninato

P&J Oysters, the nation's oldest continually operating dealer of oysters, is no longer shucking Gulf Coast oysters after the oil spill tainted too man...

Vegans Shouldn't Eat Oysters, and If You Do You're Not Vegan, So...

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Words need to mean something, so if you eat oysters you're not a vegetarian. The last time I looked, oysters were animals not plants or byproducts.

BP: No Friend of the Oysterman

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

BP's reckless and insatiable pursuit of ever-deeper underwater oil wells has turned the Gulf into a poisonous swamp, forcing the shutdown of 1000's of acres of oyster grounds.

VIDEO: Oil Threatens the Gulf Coast Seafood Industry

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

New Orleans is world-famous for its seafood, but the Gulf Coast oil spill has left the future of the industry and those who rely on it in jeopardy as ...

The Last Oyster Haul?

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Scientists say that in the coming decades, I won't be able to make a living growing oysters anymore. Oysters are expected to be among the first victims of ocean acidification.

The Brightside of the BP Oil Spill

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

The recent "We're BP and we're so sorry" ad campaign that's costing millions to air in lieu of expediting financial claims is destined to rank right up there with marrying a Kardashian, for worst PR move, EVER.

Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the compan...

Maryland's Presidential Governor

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is of the policy caliber, and demonstrates a rare management excellence over a large and effective state bureaucracy that makes him a very credible candidate for the US presidency.

FDA To Ban Sale Of Raw Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy p...