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Foodie Underground: Cupcake Revolution

In a down economy, we’ve seen lots of underground food trends take off. Limited budgets have forced people to get creative, both with what they buy and what they make at home. Just look at the rise in DIY markets; people are clamoring for goods that support their neighbor instead […]

The Sexual Politics of Dinner

After two decades of making dinner, I am finally ready to cook like a man. The day my father died was the day my mother officially stopped cooking. From that point on, she might scramble an egg or make a tuna fish sandwich, but she would never again prepare what […]

Seasonal Produce Superstars

ColumnLearn how to prepare okra, eggplant, tomatillos, jicama, and nopales. Are you in a corn, tomato, and basil rut? Read on to learn how to choose, use, and enjoy some of summer’s most overlooked stars.

D.I.Y. Delicious: A New Cookbook by Vanessa Barrington

Homemade food tastes better. It’s cheaper and uses less packaging. Still, while we may want to pickle those cute, little Persian cucumbers straight off the farm at the market, it turns out we might not know how. As such, Vanessa Barrington’s new cookbook, D.I.Y. Delicious comes to us in a […]

How to Make Perfectly Clear Ice Cubes for Cocktails

We know – it’s at the top of your to-do list. How to make clear ice cubes. Clear ice is all the rage. When you’re a foodie, every detail counts. And what could be more attractive than stylish, unusual hunks of clear ice in your fancy cocktail? So what’s the […]

Discovering San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market

Whether a San Francisco resident, or a visitor to the area, the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market is not to be missed. It’s open three days a week, but Saturday is the best day to check it out. The weekend market is much larger, extending around the back of the Ferry […]

Calling All Carnivores: 7 Painless Ways to Be an Almost-Vegetarian

Call it flexitarianism, conscious meat consumption, or low meat eating, lots of people are saving the flesh for special occasions and adopting a veg-centric diet. If you’ve been thinking about going vegetarian or vegan for the planet, but you really like meat and think you’ll miss it, or you’re worried […]

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Farmers Market Noobz

If you haven’t spent much time at farmers markets, I know they can be a bit intimidating. Locals always know exactly where to go and what to buy, and seem to possess some kind of secret, cult-like knowledge of seasonal favorites and exclusive deals. How is a farmers market noobie […]

Baking for a Non-Baker: Apple Galette

I’m not much of a baker really, so I prefer uncomplicated fruit desserts. Especially when I’m already making dinner. Here’s an easy one for a dinner party. Just make the crust ahead of time and then cut up the apples and roll out the dough while you’re chatting up your […]

Foodie Underground: Urban Winos

You’re planning a dinner party for all your food-savvy urbanite friends. These days, living in the city isn’t stopping you from sourcing your dinner goods locally. Produce from the farmers market. Check. Cheese from a local artisan. Check. A dash of basil and thyme grown in your own kitchen herb […]

Is Boxed Wine Up to Snuff for Wine Snobs?

It’s leaner (in packaging), greener, and lighter. Shipping it uses fewer resources, so it has a lower carbon footprint. Innovative packaging means the wine lasts longer so there’s less waste. It’s unarguably cheaper than bottled wine (averaging out to less than $10 a bottle). It’s sensibly portable and completely unbreakable […]

Lustables: Benchic Chocolate

Handmade, organic chocolates straight from California. Do you look for justifications for your obsessions? I do. In fact, I was so ecstatic to learn recently that drinking coffee might actually help us stave off depression, so I filled up another French press. Chocolate is no different. Get the dark, raw […]

From The Vault: Vegan This, Vegan That

The pros and cons of being vegan. Veganism – it’s increasingly vocal, increasingly celebrity-endorsed and a hefty lifestyle commitment. So why do people do it? Are they sacrificing gastronomic excellence for their ethical beliefs? (We say no). Are they showing the way everyone else should eat? That’s everyone else’s decision. […]

The Friday 5, Vol. 26

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories. Optimistic cities are filled with better neighbors, community members and friends. We’re packing our virtual bags to go on a tour of the best and maybe we’ll even find you. In the 10 Best American Cities for Optimists, Shelter Editor K. Emily Bond […]

Discovering San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market

Whether a San Francisco resident, or a visitor to the area, the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market is not to be missed. It’s open three days a week, but Saturday is the best day to check it out. The weekend market is much larger, extending around the back of the Ferry […]

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How to Start a Podcast About Food: Foodie Underground

Love food? Love learning about it? Love talking about it? Then maybe you’ve been thinking about how to launch a podcast about food. We learn how from Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne. While we live in an age where content is churned out faster than you can blend together a kale […]

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What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]