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50 Pickup Lines for Foodies that Will Make You LOL

Column”Once the rainy seasons comes, we should forage together.” Pink cupcakes and heart shaped pancakes. Cringe. What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes people think it’s appropriate to put jewelry inside of baked goods colored with Red #40? As much I was trying to boycott writing a Valentine’s Day related Foodie […]

Is Organic Food Better? Foodie Underground

When we think of organic food, we have to think about more than our personal health. Is organic food better for us?  I remember a couple of years ago scrolling through my Facebook feed after the latest study on whether or not organic food provided more health benefits than conventionally grown […]

Foodie Underground: Getting Friendly

ColumnA new website lets you scope out new restaurants…and friends. Running short on foodie friends? Not to worry, there’s always the internet. Dating sites have gone from fringe to norm, but in the social media age, the internet isn’t just being used for finding soul mates; it’s the perfect spot […]

Foodie Underground: Keep It Simple With a Soup Swap

After taking a look last week at how many people see foodies as elitists, I figured it was time to take it down a notch, highlight the fact that the underground foodie movement is often less about culinary complexities and more about keeping things simple. Growing your own food, buying […]

Foodie Underground: Good Food Takes Time

ColumnIt’s called the “slow food movement” for a reason: good food takes time.  I had an hour on my hands for lunch. But then one espresso turned into a second, the cafe owner and I waxed ecstatic about Stumptown coffee and craft roast, and soon an hour had turned into […]

Foodie Underground: It’s Up to the Rest of Us

Trashy magazines. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones with the glossy photos of all the throw away fashion that a conscious fashion lover should certainly never invest in, and all the celebrity gossip that takes up way more brain space than you should ever give to […]

Foodie Underground: How to Travel Like a Foodie

ColumnA step-by-step guide to making sure you travel like a food lover. “You can’t eat yet.” My tablemates were ready to dig into their meal when my best friend and travel partner Rachel alerted everyone that they had to wait for a few. “Just one second,” I said, while whipping […]

Foodie Underground: The Scandalous and Sublime World of Olive Oil

ColumnIs that oil extra virgin or a whore? “There’s a book you have to read.” My father was calling me, and with two very well read parents I take their recommendations seriously. “It’s called Extra Virginity.” I tried not laugh into the phone. I held it together. “Um, ok…” “It’s […]

How Much Has American Food Changed Since the 1970s? Foodie Underground

The book “Provence, 1970′” documents a moment with America’s culinary greats; but how much has American food really changed since then? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, America saw a culinary change. This was the time of people like Julia Child, advocating for mastering dishes at home, eating real […]

Foodie Underground: Is it Artisan?

ColumnWhat does the word “artisan” actually mean? Artisan: the poster child word for the food movement. Slap “artisan” on something and you’ll immediately draw a crowd. Goat cheese or artisan goat cheese? Strawberry preserves or artisan strawberry preserves? Charcuterie plate or artisan charcuterie plate? You tell me which one sounds […]

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 […]

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: Haute is Out, Fun is In

Column“Local” is the new “global” and fancy is put on the back burner for simpler, more laid back food. It’s time to rejoice foodie undergroundists: fancy fusion with unintelligible names that make you feel self-conscious about your culinary prowess are out and simple, fun foods are back in. You may have noticed the […]

Foodie Underground, Extra Fresh Edition: Foodprint Toronto

Sometimes one Foodie Underground a week just isn’t enough. In fact, we couldn’t keep this one on ice until Monday, so we’re bringing you an Extra Fresh Edition to feature Foodprint. The partnership between food and cities is a no-brainer; travel itineraries are often created around the food of a […]

Foodie Underground: 5 Best Foodie Blogs

ColumnFive of our favorite foodie blogs involving everything from music to local produce. It happens to all of us: the kitchen routine. You’re tired and uninspired and what happens? Your meal, at best, becomes a bowl of sauteed greens. Not that there’s anything with a bit of chard and kale […]

Foodie Underground: When Healthy Food Is Hot

“What’s good here?” I asked my friend as we sat down to a crowded and lively brewpub in San Francisco. “Fried brussel sprouts,” she responded. “Excuse me?” My eyebrows shot up and scrunched together as I looked around at this place that believed in white linen table clothes and handpicked, […]

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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 […]

100 Things to Do This Summer if You Love Food: Foodie Underground

For the last few years I have been doing a summer roundup of food-related activities. Things to challenge you in your food repertoire, as well as things to simply enjoy eating well. Ready? Print this list out, hang it up on your refrigerator and start checking things off. This is […]

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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 […]

Do We Really Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

Do we really know how to eat healthy, or do we just think we do? I saw an image on Pinterest last week, a baking pan full of frozen fruit, being topped off with cake mix. Below it was this caption: “Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of […]

When Food Waste is Food Treasure: Foodie Underground

We have to stop thinking about food waste as waste. It actually has a lot of value.  In the Western world, we have a serious food waste problem. Overall, about one third of global food production is wasted annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. […]