Nice fishing

Sustainably farmed trout make a tasty, savory chowder [VIDEO]

A visit to Star Prairie, a small trout farm situated on the Apple River in Wisconsin, yields fish for a cold-killing chowder.


Weeds, rock snot, and lionfish: a menu for 'invasivores'

The latest trend in sustainable food? Eating invasive species. Here's your recipe for an invasivore dinner, complete with lionfish, pigeon, and weeds.

Puree drivel

Tropicana 'snackifies' drinks with new fruit in a tube

American adults and kids don't eat enough fruit. The solution, according to PepsiCo: Make fruit more fun! And what's more fun than puréed slush that you can squirt straight in your mouth?

The Color of Food

Brightening up the dark farming history of the Sunshine State

Wrapping up my travels with a visit to the backyard Eden of Earth 'n' Us and Jessica Padron's Urban Farmer in Miami, I ponder Florida's past and present colonial abuses.

Meat me in the middle

Ask Umbra: Living up to a New Year’s resolution for meatless Mondays

How can a dedicated chicken-wing lover make his way through 52 Meatless Mondays? Umbra arms the goal-oriented Wing Man with inspiration and tips from the author of The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook, Kim O'Donnel.

finger-clickin' good

The 10 most popular Grist posts of 2010

From Audi ads to BP coffee spills, with locavore ball-busting and Obama-baiting in between, here are the stories you loved to debate this year.

Dirty hippies with power tools

Farmer-scientist group wants to 'hack society' through open-source technology

The Open Source Ecology team's ambitious first project is the Global Village Construction Set -- a sort of life-size Erector set of the most essential machines for building a "small civilization with modern-day comforts."

The fungus conundrum

Mushrooms in the Minnesota winter [VIDEO]

Learn how oyster mushrooms are grown and how to make a delicious terrine out of them -- all while you ponder the local-versus-sustainable question.


Cups made of Jell-O are the unnecessary product du jour

Today in why-is-this-thing-real news, we have party cups made of Jell-O.

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