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This Thanksgiving: Duck in Port

Step out of tradition this Thanksgiving with duck instead of turkey. I will as I always do, cook duck for Thanksgiving. The reason is the fat. A duck may look slimmer but when cooked it rarely dries out, while a turkey that’s leaner often does. To choose a leaner meat […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Easy Pureed Seasonal Vegetable Soup

I like to spend an hour or so on the weekends making soup for the week. It’s a meditative process that helps the entire week go more smoothly. A little time invested means you will have soup to take to work for lunches and soup to enjoy for dinner on […]

The Green Plate: Flare-Ups In Frankenfood

The GMO industry is like an out-of-control forest fire. Just when you think one section is tamped down, another spark is fanned into flames. Just like a forest fire, there are many fronts in this fight, making it difficult to keep track of current developments. Then there are the weapons […]

The Friday 5: People-Shaped Edition

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-picked for your clicking pleasure. K. Emily Bond considers the “Fleshy, Sexy Architecture of Human Proportions” – and the main image of her post? Check these out. (Alas, only concept mock-ups – but wouldn’t they be awesome in real life?) Britons love shoving […]

Don’t Hate the Cauliflower

If your only exposure to cauliflower has been raw on a crudité platter, I forgive you for hating it. Bitter and boring with a scratchy texture that can make one gag, I never understood serving it that way. Yet cooked, cauliflower is one of the more versatile vegetables I know. […]

Don’t Hate the Cauliflower

If your only exposure to cauliflower has been raw on a crudité platter, I forgive you for hating it. Bitter and boring with a scratchy texture that can make one gag, I never understood serving it that way. Yet cooked, cauliflower is one of the more versatile vegetables I know. […]

10 Boring Real Foods That Should Be Trendy: Foodie Underground

Forget the trendy foods, we need all the boring real foods back in our lives. Pro tip: if you want to eat well you do not need to buy all of the trendy health foods at the store. Sparkly probiotic drinks, omega 3-antioxidant infused vegan ice creams, supercharged gluten-free miracle […]

Going Coastal

It’s not necessarily somewhere you want to hang out in winter. But you couldn’t pick a more pleasant seaside town in summer than Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with its gorgeous Colonial and Federal style houses and colorful brick buildings lining the harbor. Half the fun of visiting is eating fresh seafood at […]

Foodie Underground: For the Love of Roots and Cookbooks

ColumnThe joy of delving into a good cookbook. When I was home earlier this summer, I asked my mother for a recipe. She pulled out her worn 3-ring binder. This binder is blue, has yellowed pages falling out of it and has sat in the same place on the bookshelf […]

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 […]

Caramelized Apple Tart

 It’s fall and while apples are everywhere, consider making them into a warm tart. In autumn, apples are a big deal in New York, especially if you visit any of the food markets around town. Even though I grew up in a very apple-rich area called the Apple Kingdom of […]

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We Need Something Sweet to Eat, Stat [Video]

Ever felt like cutting into your food to mutilate it before you consume it? Me too. I used to carve my bread and vegetables before I ate. My friends would call me a “food cutter.” Well, it appears that there is at least one other person who likes to cut […]

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve […]

5 Perfectly Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again and an ugly sweater holiday party is the perfect excuse to parade around in your gaudiest getup, sip spiked punch, and play games like a boss. So take a second and have a peek at some of our best ideas for your upcoming event […]

Where Do Our Types of Flour Come From? Foodie Underground

In a locavore diet, where your types of flour come from is just as important as your produce. Today, people are focused more than ever on the origin of their foods. Maybe you subscribe to a CSA, maybe you try to shop at a weekly farmers market, maybe you have started […]

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The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve […]

5 Perfectly Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again and an ugly sweater holiday party is the perfect excuse to parade around in your gaudiest getup, sip spiked punch, and play games like a boss. So take a second and have a peek at some of our best ideas for your upcoming event […]

We Need Something Sweet to Eat, Stat [Video]

Ever felt like cutting into your food to mutilate it before you consume it? Me too. I used to carve my bread and vegetables before I ate. My friends would call me a “food cutter.” Well, it appears that there is at least one other person who likes to cut […]