The Food Pages 2/11/16

I'm beginning to really feel how long it has been since I've cooked anything (other than rosemary) out of the garden. The month or so before asparagus season is going to feel so long. Luckily there's always weird things going on in the news to detract from that:

 

  • Something to bookmark if you plan to go out to Charlottesville anytime soon.

 

  • Free snacks may be back, but airplane food is only good for those who can afford it.

 

  • Mike Isabella is taking over at Tyson’s Corner. Watching the articles about this scroll by, I also learned that he blocks several of the food writers around DC.

 

 

 

 

 

  • This has been everywhere so I felt obligated to include it; I can’t imagine actually wanting to eat anything with artificial colors like that. But funfetti is pretty popular so I guess there's a market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Food Pages January 21st

My favorite way to humidify the house is making stock. Pictured is a beef stock made with lots of toasted garlic a la Bon Appetit. 

But judging by the full parking lot at Wegmans yesterday and the numerous pictures of empty shelves at stores that are floating around social media, if you live in the Fredericksburg area you are currently barricaded onto your bed or couch by bottled water, bread and paper products. You would have to do some maneuvering to get to the stove, so maybe you should just read these food stories instead.

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The Food Pages January 14th 2016

It's citrus season; you deserve some key lime pie!  

A short list this week. But there are some really great reads in there. 

 

Antibiotics in farming and bottled water make the Guardian’s list of “five ethical stories that will define the next decade”

 

 

Eating insects may not be in the list above, but here’s a great Q&A with someone who’s putting crickets in bitters. These guys prove that design is absolutely essential to sustainability. It’s like a protein shake, but with a cocktail shaker instead of a blender!!! Disclaimer, I actually have no idea how much protein would remain after tincturing.

 

 

The Science of Herbs with the food science master himself; McGee FTW every time.

 

 

An overview of the most hipster food scandal ever (or so far, I guess, depending on your perspective).

 

 

This is (probably) the last time I will point out how “detoxing” and “fasting” are dumb new year's resolutions.

 

 

A new fast casual restaurant in DC is making lunch bowls focused on hummus.

 

 

Fredericksburg gets one step closer to a second craft brewery downtown with this public hearing.

 

 

Some genius subs for fresh tomatoes in wintertime. Cucumber salad with asian pear or mango, sign me up!