Food

2011: Sustainable food trends

A good year-end trend list should do two things simultaneously: confirm the conscientious reader’s suspicions while providing a few surprise nuggets. Sustainable food is a vast category with many opportunities for interpretation, so what I offer up here is an …

Your mom was right: Don’t eat raw cookie dough

I know, I know, it's so good. But a study of a 2009 E. coli outbreak, led by CDC researchers and state health officials, has traced the contamination back to prepackaged raw cookie dough. Turns out ready-to-bake is not the …

Sea change: Asian Americans and seafood in the gulf [Part 2]

This is the second half of a feature story from Hyphen Magazine’s Survival Issue. Read the first part here. Recipe: South Vietnamese Bitter Melon This is the kind of dish we have only at home, never in restaurants: Mix shrimp …

Food Studies

Food Studies: Creating historical records for the future

Anna Zeide is embarking on a project to record the daily interactions of everyday people with the food they consume.

Sea change: Asian Americans and seafood in the gulf [Part 1]

Editor’s note: This is the first half of a feature story from Hyphen Magazine’s Survival Issue. Some say that Asian America began in Louisiana. In the late 1700s, Filipino sailors escaped Spanish galleons and started shrimping the hot, humid Gulf …

Slaughterhouse rules: Inside a halal butchershop [VIDEO]

New York City: A lot of unusual things happen beneath the surface here. You don’t notice most of them until someone points them out. Madani Halal slaughterhouse is a great example; it’s down a backstreet in a little-known neighborhood in …

Farm Bill 2012

Hacking the Farm Bill

A slide from the winning entry. Rebecca Klein wasn’t expecting a lot when she signed up to attend last week’s Farm Bill Hackathon. This public health expert from the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University had never …

New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot

Photo: Patrick CrouchEdith Floyd is the real deal. With little in the way of funding or organizational infrastructure, she runs Growing Joy Community Garden on the northeast side of Detroit. Not many folks bother to venture out to her neighborhood, …

Cereal offenders: How do we get the sugar out of breakfast?

Photo: Chris Metcalf Raise your hand if you serve your kids a bowl of Twinkies for breakfast. Or perhaps they prefer a few cookies instead? According to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) new report on children’s cereals, that’s effectively what …