Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.

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What’s the Latest in Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don’t Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

What's the Latest on the List of Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don't Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

ColumnGenetically modified foods: the plastic surgery of the plant world. 

In February, the United States Department of Agriculture cleared a new genetically modified food: a wünder apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s sliced.

Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. has been waiting three years for the USDA to give it the green light, and as Politico reported, the USDA has decided that the new Arctic Apple in Golden and Granny varieties “doesn’t pose any …

The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

The Nordic Diet: Why Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food?

If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim.

The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best diet isn’t a diet at all, but a healthy lifestyle built around eating real food. But this doesn’t stop us from seeking out things that can guide our eating habits. Which …

Do We Really Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

Do We Not Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

ColumnDo we really know how to eat healthy, or do we just think we do?

I saw an image on Pinterest last week, a baking pan full of frozen fruit, being topped off with cake mix. Below it was this caption: “Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of sprite. 350 for 35 min, yummy cobbler. I have done this a lot- it is so good and weight watcher friendly!” Whoever had posted it to Pinterest had also commented “I would use …

15 Things the Foodie Next to You at the Food Co-op Probably Was Thinking: Foodie Underground

Things the Foodie Next to You at the Food Co-op Probably Was Thinking: Foodie Underground

Column Things that a foodie didn’t dare say out loud, but was definitely thinking. 

While it might seem like all those people surrounding you on your grocery shopping trip are normal, if they all had though bubbles above their heads, you would know the truth. Thankfully, Foodie Underground is here to help with exactly that. The girl holding a basket full of chard and seaweed crackers? The guy pondering whether he should get the raw cashew butter or just …

10 DIY Tea Recipes for Cozy Winter Evenings

10 DIY Tea Recipes for Cozy Winter Evenings

Tea recipes so you can make your own unique blends.

If winter is good for one thing, it’s for curling up with a good book and a mug of tea. This is the season to embrace coziness. In Denmark, they have a word to describe this exact feeling: hygge. Creating a warm atmosphere to celebrate the good things in life. That’s exactly how you get through a long winter. And what better way to do it than by making your own tea recipes?

With a handful …

Food Marketing: Are Food Ads The New Political Ads? Foodie Underground

Food Marketing: Are Food Ads The New Political Ads? Foodie Underground

Column We’re in the middle of the food wars, and food marketers have a new way to fight: making their ads look more like political ads.

There was a time when food didn’t need advertising. Because people grew it, other people bought it, and they took it home and cooked it up into dinner.

But then food products came along, and you know what products need? Marketing. There is in fact even a Food Marketing Institute, also known as an organization that “advocates …

How to Endure the Neverending Season of Root Vegetables: Foodie Underground


ColumnDon’t let the boredom of root vegetables set in.

There’s that time around October, when the last of the late summer harvest has come to an end, the days are getting a bit colder, and you’re so looking forward to winter cooking. The cozy soups, the warm mugs of cider.

And then February rolls around. You’ve put up with several months of winter and if someone offers you yet another meal of roasted root vegetables you might just bash them over the head with a turnip. It’s gray outside, probably raining – or …

The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens: Foodie Underground


Column If we want to talk about more cooking at home, we also have to talk about sexism.

I have always been an advocate of cooking. If there is one thing you can do to better your diet and better your food choices, I really do believe it’s opting to make your own food at home.

There’s a current trend in food media that echoes this sentiment: Michael Pollan’s most recent book “Cooked”, food television shows devoted to quick and easy food preparation, and every single blog devoted to making your own yogurt/butter/kombucha/almond butter/kale infused …