Archive for August, 2009

Late blight of 2009

Published on: August 27, 2009 at 2 pm

A fungal disease has been ravaging tomato and potato crops in 2009. “You go out to look at your tomato plants and two days later your plant’s dead, black crisp dead.”

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Panera Bread’s cinnamon rolls

Published on: August 13, 2009 at 7 pm

Large restaurant chains tend to rely on artificial ingredients to help preserve their product and create a universal taste. Panera Bread, which portrays itself as an upstanding bakery and purveyor of high-quality foods, is no different.

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Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

Published on: August 10, 2009 at 12 pm

Homemade applesauce is relatively super easy to make. As a bonus, it tastes 50 million times better than store-bought applesauce.

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Is this lemonade?

Published on: August 10, 2009 at 10 am

Lemonade has a simple recipe—water, sugar, and lemon juice—but food processors have found a cheap way to make it very complex.

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Becoming a locavore

Published on: August 9, 2009 at 6 pm

Locavores are conosseiurs of regional cuisine—they try their hardest to dine on grub within an acceptable radius of their home.

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Chipotle: Food with integrity

Published on: August 5, 2009 at 7 am

A recent e-mail exchange with Joe Stupp helped me see how Chipotle is changing America’s food supply, one burrito at a time.

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