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9 Food Concoctions You Can’t (and Wouldn’t Want To) Top

Given the chance, most children will experiment a bit with food. I am not talking about trying eggplant or sampling the Camembert. I am speaking more about mixing up strange combinations of food to th…

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Obesity is Now a Disease

We, as Americans, are fat. That doesn’t mean that we are all fat; it just means that nearly 1/3 of Americans are obese and for this we pay out $147 billion annually in medical expenditures related to …

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Monsanto Wins The World Food Prize

Most Americans have their eyes on the famous prizes: Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, etc. But, every year, there are numerous other awards and prizes given out (think Nobel Peace Prize). There is something ca…

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Is $10 Cold-Pressed Juice Worth the Hype?

Since I could remember, juicing (I am not talking about steroid use among professional athletes, but the actual juicing of fruits and vegetables) is a perennial trend. It was a trend in the 70s, 80s, …

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Food Composting Comes to NYC

I first came to New York City in the late 80s, and one aspect of city life that made an immediate impression on me was the immensity of the garbage problem. There was (and still is, for the most part)…

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6 Vegetable Scraps to Plant in Your Garden

When purchasing vegetables from a store or farmer’s market, most people don’t think beyond their intended use (e.g. tomatoes for sauce, carrots for a salad) and why would they? You buy, you cook, and …

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12 Fish You Should Probably Never Eat

A few years ago, I was at a sustainable seafood conference held in New York. The place was buzzing with equal parts excitement (surrounding innovations in aquaculture and sustainable fish stocks) and …

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Save the Planet; Eat Wood

In grammar school, a lot of children would shamelessly eat paste. I knew about two or three kids in my grade who would routinely deplete the classroom’s paste reserves in the course of a month. Unlike…

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Croissants and ‘Cronuts’ Set to Invade

Have you ever made a croissant? I am not speaking about Pillsbury Crescents or some ready-made approximation of a real French croissant, I am referring to laminated dough, with two or three rises, but…

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Forget Pepperoni. Top Your Pizza with Cicadas!

A book recently crossed my desk titled, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook by David George Gordon. Judging from the title, you could probably guess what the featured ingredient is in most of these recipes. Taking…

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