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A New Year’s scramble to obey California’s hard-boiled egg laws

By aiming rules at eaters rather than farmers, California's bid to change poultry farming might actually succeed.

Food

Your new favorite TV show will make you drool

Perennial Plate's take on the PBS classic Victory Garden will take you on a tour of America's food scene.

No country fried steak for old men

When farm country doesn’t mean fresh food

A lack of infrastructure means the same stale food as everywhere else.

Food

This Mark Bittman cooking video will give you an easy goal to shoot for in the new year

A gentle suggestion: Maybe you should learn how to cook in 2015.

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In the battle of almonds vs. salmon, everyone is a loser

A state law in California requires that in dry times, surfacewater be diverted to save salmon habitats. Almond farmers are not really into that.

Food

How do I fend off freezer burn without using plastic?

A reader says she can't keep it out -- heaven knows she's tried. Umbra says the cold never bothered those berries anyway.

Food

What to do with all those sweet potatoes — no marshmallows necessary

Here are a couple dozen recipes to get you through an excess of sweet potatoes without an excess of sweet, from savory fritters to soups.

How the cookie crumbles

How to use up your holiday cookie surplus by baking a pie

I tried turning leftover cookies into a pie. Here's what happened next. (Spoiler: I ate it)

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What’s in a name? These farmers know

Blazing Pitchforks Ranch, Fruit Loop Acres, Second Cloud On The Left Farm — these spreads have the most fantastic names.