Archive for April, 2012

Adventures in Portugal – My Search for Serradura

| April 30, 2012 | 5 Comments
Adventures in Portugal – My Search for Serradura




I talk a lot about the connection that exists between the two F’s: food and family. There is just something about the two Fs that makes a dish, its preparation, and obviously, its consumption so much more meaningful. I went to Portugal at the beginning of this month for a family trip that was absolutely […]

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Berenbaum’s and This & That Jam at Bull City Food Exchange

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Berenbaum’s and This & That Jam at Bull City Food Exchange




We hope to see many of you at our upcoming May 6th fun food fundraiser at Fullsteam, Durham, NC. Please don’t forget to bring some of favorite food (chili? brownies?) so you swap up for something else. You can walk home with a week’s worth of dinners – different meal every night of the week! […]

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Mmofra Urban Garden: Class Act

| April 27, 2012 | 4 Comments
Mmofra Urban Garden: Class Act




Located in Accra, Ghana, the Mmofra Foundation works to enrich the lives of children. Mmofra means “children” in Akan, one of the major languages spoken in Ghana. In addition to promoting creativity and language acquisition, Mmofra encourages children to learn about sustainability and nutrition through its living classroom in its organic urban garden. Owned and […]

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American Meltdown: TidBit of the Day

| April 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
American Meltdown: TidBit of the Day




Great new Durham foodtruck: American Meltdown with gourmet grilled cheese. From grilled cheeses with figs to basil pesto to Pimiento cheese, this is a must follow! They source as locally as possible, and the bread to cheese ratio is perfect, as is the delicate sizzle of that toast. Flavors sing, and so did I (well, […]

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SNAP: The US Farm Bill as a Social Policy

| April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
SNAP: The US Farm Bill as a Social Policy




Oftentimes when Americans seek answers as to how or what we should eat, we (myself included) look to Europe.  Progressive policies requiring the disclosure of genetically modified food ingredients, a relatively large resistance to globalized industrial agriculture systems, and modern societies that generally encourage healthy and pleasurable eating habits are only a few examples of […]

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The Truth About Nutrition & Wellbeing Quiz: Tidbit of the Day

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Truth About Nutrition & Wellbeing Quiz: Tidbit of the Day




In the UK, we have a program called the Food Hospital on Channel 4 which looks into the correlation between food and health. They have this neat quiz on their website which explores and explains some of the popular beliefs and misconceptions around  supplements and superfoods, miracle diets we’re constantly bombarded with, and  ‘quick fix’ solutions for […]

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Ramen: Frank Food

| April 25, 2012 | 4 Comments
Ramen: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6052101]

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Early Girl Eatery: TidBit of the Day

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Early Girl Eatery: TidBit of the Day




Asheville, North Carolina is known for great food. This awesome find is meat-eater and vegan-eater friendly. Put Early Girl Eatery on your list when heading to the mountains.

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The Almost Magic Beans

| April 23, 2012 | 7 Comments
The Almost Magic Beans




Legumes have been cultivated throughout the world for thousands of years. There’s evidence that they were some of the first cultivated crops in human history. This makes them an essential part of the evolution of early civilizations. When hunter-gatherer groups started to develop agricultural systems they were able to establish into more stable communities that […]

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Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day

| April 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day




Interesting New York Times article last week by Tara Parker-Pope that while the media has made unrealistic super-skinny the “norm,” as a country, we are in denial of how overweight we are. According to one study, those in the normal weight range accurately estimated their body size 80% of the time, compared with 58% of […]

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