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!

 


The Food Pages December 17th

If you're reading this anywhere as dreary as Fredericksburg this afternoon, hold on one more day. I'm working on an Ask My Friend Maillard post over on FredParent Magazine's website about getting yourself psyched for food and healthy cooking even when "the winter solstice makes you want to crawl into bed and eat mac n' cheese straight from the pot".

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The Food Pages July 23rd

The links are a little late this week; I was driving most of yesterday. But there's lots of great stuff in here. 

In the summer I love making vibrant sauces to go with simply prepared meat/grains, pureed greens/herbs or the drained juice of produce (dice large tomatoes from the market and let them strain over a bowl for an hour or two) make for a fresh, beautiful sauce:

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The Food Pages June 4th

When I was trying to decide what to make for dinner at the store this afternoon I was torn between the bright, fresh flavors I associate with June and comfort food because after three days it feels like weeks since I've seen the sun. So I split the difference. Seared scallops and risotto with a cilantro-cucumber-ginger salsa. Now I just need to figure out a way to turn on enough lights to make it seem sunny.

Whether you are eating summery foods or comfort foods or haven't given dinner a single thought yet at all, I think you will find this week's links satisfying. 

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