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Next Meal: Engineering Food

Next Meal: Engineering Food

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks? Check out this half-hour special from QUEST Northern California that explores the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops and what the future holds for research and regulations.

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Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

| September 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

For the past month, every meal I’ve had at home has included tomatoes in some form. I’m not exaggerating. This time of year brings out the greedy tomato monster in me and I decided to can some for wintertime eating.

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Quinoa: It’s An Ancient Grain

Quinoa: It’s An Ancient Grain

| June 11, 2010 | 4 Comments

He sat next to her on a long bench. He complimented her outfit, saying something to the tune of “I really like your skirt. It’s so… Third World.” When this failed to win her over, he stepped things up by making a comment about the food on her plate:

“Ahhh, keen-waaaah,” he said with deliberate flair. “That’s an ancient grain, you know.”

Frankly, if any man said this to me, I would have been automatically intrigued. Was he kidding? Was his field of study ancient grains? Was he really that interested in my diet?

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One Last Tomato Hurrah

One Last Tomato Hurrah

| October 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

This summer I made a vow to get over to the farmers’ market—any farmers’ market—once a week. For the most part I’ve managed to do it. And for the past 3 or 4 months I’ve purchased a bag of fresh ripe tomatoes each week. Ever since they hit the market, I’ve been obsessed. And now I’m in a downright panic, as they are on their way out.

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An Urban Tomato Garden

An Urban Tomato Garden

| May 29, 2008 | 15 Comments

I grew up in the 1970s in Dallas, Texas, at a time when processed food was the hot new thing (think Funyuns, Cap’n Crunch and Velveeta, and the list goes on…). So you can imagine what I must have been surrounded by foodwise. Fortunately, my mom was a foodie at heart—she baked loaves of bread, […]

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You Say Tomato: A Very British Grocery

You Say Tomato: A Very British Grocery

| May 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

There’s more to urban hunting and gathering than visiting one’s local supermarket. Grocery shopping need not be limited to the likes of Safeway, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. They’re just so… corporate, and this shopper is a bit bored with the over-marketing of, well, markets. Small, individually-owned stores might not provide their customers with all […]

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