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Good Food Isn’t Perfect: Foodie Underground

Good food doesn’t have to be perfect, just real. When it comes to food, what is perfection? Is it a perfectly formed pie, free of burnt spots because the crust wasn’t rolled out evenly? Is it a plate covered with the ideal ratio of starches to proteins? Is it an apple […]

Foodie Underground: Everything in Moderation

ColumnHow does a foodie decide what to eat and what not to eat? It was early in the morning, NPR was on, and my mother and I were sitting at my kitchen table drinking tea. An interview came on the radio with an executive of a certain well known specialty […]

Foodie Underground: Sharing the Food Love

No matter what your personal opinions are on the foodie trend, you can’t deny that an increased appreciation for good food has lead to an increased support of DIY gastronomy. In the beginning stages of the column earlier this year, we covered the growing trend of amateur involvement in culinary […]

Foodie Underground: Fast Food, Fast Fashion… It’s All About Choice

ColumnThe moral obligation to eat better. When we talk about food, the topic of economics inevitably follows suite. The whole eating-well-is-a-luxury conversation. It is a comment I have heard many times, especially in response to writing about healthy eating. “Not everyone can eat like that” is a common outcry in […]

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: 5 Articles You May Have Missed

ColumnNew to Foodie Underground? Here are 5 of our favorite articles to get you started. If you’re new to EcoSalon, you might not be completely familiar with the weekly Foodie Underground column. Yes, it’s about food, but it’s about all those things that are helping to shape the underground food […]

Foodie Underground: When Food Trends Go Wrong

ColumnWhen simple just doesn’t suffice. “Why is bone luging a thing?” It was 3:30 on a Monday afternoon and this had to be the oddest text of the day. “I did not know if this was a new foodie thing to do,” my friend followed up by way of explanation. […]

Foodie Underground: Food, Farmers and Choice

ColumnWhy eating locally isn’t just smart. It’s the socially just thing to do. We all know the benefits of locavorism: eat food that comes from close to where you live and you not only support the local economy, but you have better access to the people that produce your food. […]

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: Foodie Underground

ColumnThanksgiving: Not only a time to eat food, but to really think about it. Well, it’s that time of year again, the time known for sweet potato casseroles and overeating. Here’s the thing about Thanksgiving: it’s a holiday devoted to eating good food and doing so with people you love. […]

Foodie Underground: You Can Ferment That

ColumnAn interview with a professional fermenter and how to make your own sauerkraut. You’ve been making your own kombucha for months (ok, years) and pickling is old news to you, but have you taken your fermented food obsession to the next level? Grabbed a slot at the local market and […]

Foodie Underground: Pop Up Cuisine

For foodies, the last year has seen an enormous rise in the street food trend, bringing quick, authentic and diverse food to the masses. For fashionistas, it’s been pop-up shops, taking advantage of unused retail space and allowing for unique shopping experiences that can focus on more local and sustainable […]

Foodie Underground: DIY Hooch

Country Living (the British version) arrived at my parents’ house on Christmas Eve. It’s a personal favorite of my mother’s and mine. We sat on the couch drinking coffee and flipping through the pages that immediately take you to another world filled with delightful accents, elevenses and quaint, snow-covered gardens. […]

Are We Superficial About the Food We Eat? Foodie Underground

Is food marketing making us superficial when it comes to buying and eating food? “You really realize how superficial people are.” That quote was from a Senegalese chef who is trying to get more people eating fonio, a grain from West Africa. He’s profiled in a piece in the Guardian looking […]

Natural Wine, S’il Vous Plaît: Foodie Underground

ColumnExploring natural wine in the heart of Provence. It’s the middle of July. The Provencal sun is intense, and finding shade under an oak tree is of the utmost importance. The vineyards are dry, and at times dusty, but the bright green of the vines pops against the blue sky. […]

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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 […]

What’s So Wrong With Food Porn? Foodie Underground

Is food porn helping or hurting us? Look around you. There’s food everywhere. Glamorized food. Sexy food. Food that makes you drool. Food that speaks to some primal, internal part of you. There’s food on the Internet, on the television, there’s probably a photo of a perfectly cooked dish of […]

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