Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods

Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods

January 14, 2010 This from the FDA newsroom: “Michael R. Taylor, J.D., was named Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Jan. 13, 2010. He is the first individual to hold the position, which was created along with a new Office of Foods in August 2009 to elevate the leadership […]

Think Global and Eat Local

Think Global and Eat Local

January 13, 2010 National Geographic has just published a 320 page book with “8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You”, called true Food. There is a short excerpt to give you an example of what is inside: ” What’s in Season? A Guide to Local Eating in the Winter: •The Northeast: From root cellars and […]

Rising Food Prices

Rising Food Prices

January 11, 2010 Navdanya, Vandana Shiva’s website, reports even the simplest, most common foods, are rapidly climbing beyond the reach of many. “In 2007 the food price index calculated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by nearly 40 percent, compared with 9 percent the year before, and in the […]

The Long Awaited Pig Roast

The Long Awaited Pig Roast

Lisa Bell and Nicole Rees purchase a whole pig from a local butcher shop for a pig roast to serve to their supper club friends.

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Mojo Criollo Nuevo Marinade and Brine

This is an adaptation of a Caribbean-style brine or marinade for pork. The lime juice subs for the traditional sour oranges which can be difficult to find. I’ve reduced the salt as low as I can and still have a “brine.” The dark beer (I used a mocha stout.) adds a hint of sweetness and […]