What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

Happy President’s Day! Our founding fathers lived in an agrarian society at the dawn of the industrial revolution. Food was hard to produce and required substantial daily effort from almost all families. A bad season could lead to widespread hunger. … Continue reading

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7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you planning to blow loads of money today to show your love? Will you go to a five star restaurant? Buy an expensive gift? The Beatles once sang “Can’t Buy me Love”, but … Continue reading

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10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing … Continue reading

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How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Healthy Food?

There is a perception that healthy food is more expensive than the regular food. This is not entirely accurate. Healthy prepared food often costs more, but if you cook your own food, you do not need to pay an arm … Continue reading

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This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

Here is a great, albeit unintended, alignment of interests between carrots and humans. When it gets cold outside, carrots growing in the ground protect themselves from freezing by converting some of their starch into sugar. Carrots are about 90% water, … Continue reading

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7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a showcase for specialty foods. The recent show just wrapped up, and as … Continue reading

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5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

5 Superfoods that Jesus Ate Regularly

Merry Christmas! 2000 years ago, in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, people lived an agrarian life. During the time of Jesus, food was not easy to come by. Malnutrition was a real and recurring threat. A dry winter meant less food … Continue reading

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5 Last Minute Foodie Gift Ideas for Christmas

5 Last Minute Foodie Gift Ideas for Christmas

There are thousands of different kitchen gadgets that will be given and received as Christmas gifts tomorrow. Most will find their way to the attic or garage by next Christmas. If you are a foodie or love one, here are … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

The average American eats about 30 pounds of cheese annually. We all know cheese comes from milk, but how does that actually happen? Here is a brief primer, which also explains about curds, whey, and rennet. What you need to … Continue reading

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