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Foodie Underground: 20 Terms for the Foodie Vocabulary

ColumnYour guide to translating avant garde foodie menus. Known for my tendency (obsession), with pronouncing words in a French accent, most of my friends refuse to order on their own if we’re anywhere near a place serving croissants or tarte au citron. Even outside a French themed restaurant or cafe, […]

Music Monday: Change Your Phases

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Today I woke up to the sound of pouring rain. For a quick moment I thought about complaining – an easy thing to do when it’s 6 am and dark and dreary out – but then I decided that the change of seasons probably […]

Foodie Underground: Hyperlocal Food Tours in Boulder

ColumnLocal Table Tours in Boulder show us why this Colorado town is a foodie hotspot. Food tourism is nothing new, after all, how long have people gone to Paris in search of fresh baguettes? But as the internet continues to make the world seemingly smaller and inexpensive air travel flourishes, culinary tourism […]

Foodie Underground: It’s Not All Food Snobbery

ColumnGood food doesn’t have to be pretentious. It has happened again. You’re surrounded by smoke-infused drinks in mason jars and salads with shaved fennel, all paired with a group of friends that can’t stop raving about the local biodynamic wine they serve at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you’re all so […]

Foodie Underground: Appreciating Simple Food

ColumnTaking a Swedish approach to appreciating our everyday food routines. I’ve been traveling for a few weeks, and in doing so have failed to keep up with the latest and greatest in food news that seems to inundate the blogosphere on a daily basis. But a girl needs a break […]

Foodie Underground: What’s Our Food Identity?

ColumnAre we finally getting to a place where we’re starting to have a real American food identity? While reading an interview with a Swedish food stylist and cookbook author, Monica Eisenman, this week, I was interested to read her comment in reference to American food. “I’m also inspired by the […]

Foodie Underground: Corporate Food Cart Nation

ColumnAs the food truck trend grows, corporate chains like Jack in the Box are paying attention. It was only a matter of time. There was no way we could keep guerrilla marketing techniques and word of mouth culinary tips to ourselves. No, after several years of brief stints in the […]

Foodie Underground: American Food Fetishes Abroad

ColumnWhy is it that America is only known for hamburgers and hot dogs when we have a burgeoning foodie culture? A surprising discovery when I lived in France was L’Americain. In the land of gourmet cheeses and perfected baguettes, food is more than something that you just consume for nourishment; […]

Springing Back into Food-Forward Farmers’ Markets

Did you spend your weekend basking in the official spring sun? I did. And so did a slew of others who took advantage of the amazing West Coast weather and filled a couple of downtown Portland, Ore. blocks for the much awaited opening of Portland Farmers Market 2010. I’m lucky […]

Foodie Underground: Size Does Matter

There’s something simple about Saturday mornings. The weekly formula that includes tea, NPR and a ride downtown to go to farmers’ market. The weekly morning excursion is a shopping experience cut down to the basic essentials: run through the mental list of what I need, track down the stand that […]

Top 10 Stories in Food You May Have Missed

A roundup of some of our favorite food related articles. It’s no secret: here at EcoSalon we’re big on food. Eating it, dreaming about it, cooking it, reading about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and writing about it. We even have two weekly columns devoted to all things culinary. Why? Because […]

Foodie Underground: And the Underground Winner Is…

ColumnCongratulations to our winning Foodie Underground entry by Johanna Kindvall! Last week, in celebration of Foodie Underground‘s one-year anniversary, we asked for your own foodie submissions. We received many interesting, creative recipes, photos and artwork. As I wrote last week, writing this column has been an exploration of how food […]

Foodie Underground: Why I Want a $600 Cookbook

ColumnThe new 2,438 page Modernist Cuisine cookbook might just be a food lover’s dream. The last few weeks have been very productive, if by productive one means rationalizing reasons to spend $625 on a cookbook. I agree that this number appears irrational, but the brain behind Modernist Cuisine: The Art […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Autumn Travel: Make It Wild

Last weekend I turned off my computer, shut down my BlackBerry and got out of the city for three whole days. That’s right. Three. Whole. Days. That’s three days without internet, email, text messages and a slew of other things on which most of us are dependent, on a regular […]

Women Fueling the Clean Tech Industry

Did you know that women hold 39% of leadership positions in the sustainability sector? Compare that statistic with research that shows women holding only 8% of general management positions in the United States and we’ve got plenty of reason to be excited about this constantly growing industry, not only because […]

Foodie Underground: 20 Uses for Honey You Never Thought Of

Column20 unusual ways to use honey, from food to facials. It was brought to my attention last week that September is in fact National Honey Month. Honey gets an entire month all to itself? Why yes, it certainly does. Turns out that Americans consume 1.5 pounds of honey per person […]

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Foodie Underground: Give It Up, Butternut

ColumnSuddenly, sweet potato fries don’t seem so bad. Heard of butternut squash? Of course you have. I don’t know how one couldn’t, what with it being whipped into some not-your-average-squash creation in every organic, hipster and farm-to-table restaurant these days. Fitzgerald, were he around today, would have surely noted this […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Music Monday: Wow, I Feel Even More Epic

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Full (maybe a little embarassing) disclosure: I have a tendency to continuously hit replay on a song. And by continuously, I mean obsessively. This happened last week when I came across the Wow, I Feel Even More Epic playlist, and got stuck on this track. […]

Foodspotting Friday: Crazy for Citrus

10 photos to inspire your citrus consumption this winter.  Come the holiday season, I always have a box of satsumas. Yes, satsumas. Not mandarins or tangerines; satsumas. Because they’re easy to peel, seedless and perfect for holiday laziness. Plus the box they come in is perfect for eco-friendly wrapping of […]

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