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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 […]

Real Food Shouldn’t Be Fashionable: Foodie Underground

Real food isn’t a lifestyle accessory; it’s a necessity. I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, you know, as you do. I follow a lot of people that are into food. Big surprise there. A lot of them are health focused in some way, shape or form, their focus […]

Foodie Underground: Celebrating Midsommar

ColumnYour guide to throwing your own Swedish Midsummer celebration. This week marks the summer solstice, and if there’s any place that knows how to celebrate this time of year, it’s Sweden. Its northern latitude makes the winters dark and long and the summers light and short, which means there’s plenty […]

Foodie Underground: The Secret Diary of a Foodie

ColumnInside the intriguing world of a foodie. Monday February 27, 2012, 8:55 p.m. Dear Diary, A serendipitous afternoon today. Having left my kale slaw with Meyer lemon vinaigrette at home, I was forced to buy lunch, so I went over to the food carts. Why the pickle cart is still in business […]

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 […]

Do We Need Farm-to-Table? Foodie Underground

As the farm-to-table movement grows, so does farmwashing. What can we do about it? I have always been pulled to restaurants that promote a farm-to-table ethos. What’s better than making a connection between the food that you are eating and the people who produced it? So when Vanity Fair recently […]

Foodie Underground Celebrates 2 Years

ColumnCelebrating two years of being food obsessed. I know for a fact that at least four people read this column: my mother (she has to), her friends Lisa and Sally (I shamelessly email it to them every week), and the guy who runs Portland Food and Drink (probably because we live in the […]

Foodie Underground: The Secret Diary of a Foodie Part Two

ColumnOur ongoing look inside the intriguing world of a foodie. Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up. Wednesday April 4, 2012, 7:33 p.m. Dear Diary, Since I ditched the Greens Blog idea, I have […]

Foodie Underground: 100 Things to Do With Your Summer Vacation

ColumnIt’s the season for eating outside with mason jars. Even if you’re not on an academic schedule, the longer days of the season mean that you have way more time on your hands than usual. Which indicates that it’s high time to stop drooling over blogs about backyard homesteading and […]

Foodie Underground: Adventures With Chocolate and Sea Salt

ColumnBecause sometimes ingredients are meant to go together. To say that I am obsessed with sea salt could be an understatement. In fact I recently made a commitment to tweak any recipe that I come across to incorporate sea salt, because when it comes down to it, just like cardamom, food […]

Foodie Underground: Comfort Food

Column6 foods that comfort in the cold months. Six degrees Fahrenheit. The kind of weather that necessitates two puffy jackets. The time change means it’s easier to motivate in the morning routine, but come dusk all I want to do is crawl under a blanket on the couch and read a […]

Cooking with Food Waste: Foodie Underground

ColumnA lot of things we call food waste are delicious, versatile ingredients waiting to be discovered. We all know about whole animal cooking – the charcuterie movement to prove that offal isn’t awful. Yes, pun intended. But what about whole vegetable cooking? I made pesto with carrot tops recently, and […]

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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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