Aggregating food related news worthy of digest.
Award-winning cookbook author, food writer, and culinary instructor Diane Morgan stirs up the world of mashers with this creamy rendition of mashed potatoes using a combination of russet potatoes and rutabagas. Check out the written recipe in the post: How to Make Sour Cream Mashed Rutabagas with Fresh Dill
Venerable cookbook author, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant, Diane Morgan demonstrates a recipe for making Microbrew-Braised Rutabagas from her new cookbook Roots: The Definitive Compendium. Check out the written recipe in the post: How to Make Microbrew-Braised Rutabagas
When it comes to farming through the winter months, Tom DeNoble of DeNoble’s Farm Fresh Produce in Tillamook is no romantic. “Winter farming is a big gamble,” he said. “It’s like rolling the dice every year.”
Farmer Tom DeNoble of DeNoble Farm Fresh talks about the crops he grows in winter, and the special role that colder temperatures play with his brassica crops.
Chef Robert Wiley, of Sheridan Fruit Company, demonstrates how to make a classic fish fry.
We visit with Ann Forsthoefel, of Cascadia Aquaponics, who has been experimenting with the design of an aquaponics system so she can sell her own farmed fish to local markets.
A local inventor is designing an indoor aquaponics system that uses the humidity in the air to heat both the building, and the water tanks that house his fish.
The Weekly Roundup
- Are We Merely Sheep Grazing in Pasture? (Cooking Up a Story)
How do we encourage good political decisions that promote the public good, and hold our politicians accountable for their actions, even years after they have left office?
- Snake Wine: A Different Kind Of Beverage (High Street Mail)
“To prepare this incredible beverage a cobra snake or some scorpions are put into a bottle fulfilled with transparent rice wine liquor and some herbs are added before the drink is left to ferment for months.”
- Ex-grocery chief has expired food plan for Boston (BostonHearald.com
“The former president of the Trader Joe’s grocery chain has an idea for the massive quantities of food that America’s supermarkets throw out every day because it is near, at or past its sell-by date.”
- Genetic Changes to Food May Get Uniform Labeling (New York Times)
h/t Bob New
- Major Grocer to Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content (New York Times)
“Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.”
- Urban farms give city folk ‘food sovereignty’ in Korea (City Farmer News)
- Don’t Protest, Growtest
Buy your bumper sticker now
- India: Should Jatropha Run Cars When Fossil Fuels Run Out? YouTube Video (International Video Journalism)
A biofuel that’s made from a weed (Jatropha), and reduces carbon emissions by 90%. So what’s the problem?
- Cocoa could be the new brain drug (Salon)
“Studies show that high levels of a natural compound in raw cocoa called flavanol lead to greater cognitive function”
- 7 Foods To Avoid While Traveling (Information Nigeria)
- In praise of urban farmers: A Q&A with City 2.0 essayist Roman Gaus (TED)