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Is Soylent a Threat to Foodie Culture?: Foodie Underground

ColumnSoylent: the food replacement that’s all the rage is sort of gross and wrong. I’m on a fast right now, so no Foodie Underground this week. Just kidding! About the column, not the fasting. Not eating (at least not eating as I normally do) has gotten me to think more […]

Foodie Underground: Bing’s New Portland Food Cart Finder

Food carts. If you’re not up to speed on the latest trend in food movements you’ve been living in a cave; a very dark one. Food carts are everywhere, and they’re bringing rise to some of the coolest in local, sustainable creations by some of the most up and coming […]

Foodie Underground: Urban Wine at Enso Winery in Portland, Oregon

ColumnForget countryside wine tours, the latest in vino is what’s being made right down the block. Living in Portland, Oregon, local food is a must and not necessarily because it’s greener or healthier, but simply because being smack dab in the middle of the Willamette Valley, not eating local is […]

Foodie Underground: The Beauty of a Post Workout Meal

ColumnCan I have a side of fries with that run? “Can we get burgers and beer?” These are words that rarely come out of my mouth. Burgers and beer are a far stretch from kale smoothies and quinoa after all. But burgers – real burgers – are good. Especially when […]

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. […]

The 11 Ingredients That Make Healthy Meals More Fun: Foodie Underground

ColumnIngredients in the Foodie Underground pantry that inspire fun, healthy meals. Delicious, healthy meals don’t have to be complicated. In fact, some of the best eating is just simple food done well. I hate the word “foodie” for this exact reason. It’s a word dripping of elitism and snobbishness, more […]

Ask Foodie Underground: Dinner Party Etiquette and Foodie Couture Wings

ColumnFrom recipes to love, Ask Foodie Underground has the answer. Dear Foodie Underground, Are dietary restrictions a right or a privilege? When you disconnect that IV (irrevocably vegan) drip and venture into someone else’s dinner party, should you ask or expect your frantic host to accommodate your dietary demands? Is […]

Foodie Underground: Can I Have a Kale Smoothie With That?

ColumnNormalizing food consciousness. “What is that?” I was pulling out ingredients for dinner from the refrigerator and my friend was visibly squirming looking at the quart glass bottle of green sludge that was on the first shelf. “It’s just a kale smoothie.” She looked at me and rolled her eyes. […]

Foodie Underground: The Other Food Porn

We’ve already discussed the obsession of pairing your wines and appetizers with your DSLR. In sifting through old photos recently, I was shocked to realize that my photographic theme is about 80/20, food vs. other. When something looks good and tastes good it’s hard to not want to document it. […]

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 […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

Foodie Underground: Fresh Cheese 101

ColumnTurns out, making your own cheese is easier than you can imagine. Before you start reading the rest of this column, maybe I should clarify what kind of foodie I am. Yes, I like to cook. Yes, I like to throw dinner parties. Yes, I spend a large part of […]

Foodie Underground: A Near Death By Maple Syrup

ColumnDeep in the woods of Quebec, the realities of sirop d’érable. A year ago I came home to a package outside of my apartment door. In it was a can of maple syrup, marked in both English and French, indicating its bilingual Canadian roots. “This is liquid gold,” read the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]