On Christmas Eve, Whole Foods Market recalled gingerbread houses it sold in 23 states for possible contamination with Staphylococcus aureus. The newly passed Food Safety Modernization Act won't prevent this from happening again.
Just in time for the holiday cooking marathon, my spare side-by-side refrigerator conked out. Here's why I won't be replacing it.
Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Novella Carpenter, and many more Friends o' Grist Food tell what tomes they most relished this past year. Plus: A Wendell Berry bonus treat!
Farming attracts tinkerers, makers, and make-doers -- and now some have begun open-sourcing their inventions on a new blog.
When restaurants brag about how green they are, they've usually just switched to compostable takeout containers. But to chef Arthur Potts Dawson, that isn't enough.
The Food Channel editors say that thanks to our crappy economy, the kind of edibles we at Grist get excited about are finally going more mainstream. Basically, bye-bye food porn and stunt restaurants -- hello do-it-yourself, make-it-don't-buy-it values.
The Food Safety Modernization Act is back in play due to a procedural error, and facing renewed opposition from an unlikely quarter: small farms and food processors and the people who support them. Here, we drag our experts back for a detailed debate on who's exempt, under what circumstances, and what the FDA's agenda might be.
The Daily Show comedian praises the Senate for passing (well, almost) the food safety bill, and mocks Fox for FDA fear-mongering. I wonder, maybe Glenn Beck doesn't want the FDA poking around in his business?
We set aside our knee-jerk curmudgeonliness and asked other food professionals how they make Thanksgiving interesting for themselves. Because, while this holiday for us has always been more about the company than the meal, we knew these folks would serve up something inspiring.