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Foodie Underground: Big on Bacon

Bacon is oh so hot right now, and if you’ve missed the bacon trend you may have been living in a cave. There’s bacon chocolate, bacon vodka, baconnaise. Restaurants are experimenting with a variety of bacon wrapped delectables; if you’re feeling edgy try bacon wrapped asparagus from Bacon Underground. But […]

Comfort Food: Does Eating Make You Feel Good? Foodie Underground

Comfort food might not have the effect you think it does. It’s fall, which means it’s the season of comfort food. While in summer months you can happily get away with a tomato and cucumber salad, there’s something about the colder months that kicks your body into “I want something […]

Foodie Underground: Would You Like a Scoop of Geoduck Ice Cream?

ColumnArtisanal ice cream gone wrong. Salted caramel ice cream. Orange coriander ice cream. Sweet summer corn buttermilk sherbert. The whole put-anything-you-can-find-and-see-if-it-works-in-ice-cream-trend is tasty at times, edgy at best, but has become so ubiquitous that off-color flavors rarely merit a reaction. That was until I saw the geoduck ice cream sign.

Foodie Underground: 101 Summer Bucket List Items for Foodies

ColumnThe official Foodie Underground summer bucket list guide to your favorite season. So you checked off last year’s list of food-related summer bucket list? Good. Now here are 100 more things (plus an extra one, because 101 is just more fun) to keep you busy all summer long. 1. Learn […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens: Foodie Underground

If we want to talk about more cooking at home, we also have to talk about sexism. I have always been an advocate of cooking. If there is one thing you can do to better your diet and better your food choices, I really do believe it’s opting to make […]

Foodie Underground: Why I Want a $600 Cookbook

ColumnThe new 2,438 page Modernist Cuisine cookbook might just be a food lover’s dream. The last few weeks have been very productive, if by productive one means rationalizing reasons to spend $625 on a cookbook. I agree that this number appears irrational, but the brain behind Modernist Cuisine: The Art […]

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 […]

Foodie Underground: Why do We Love Markets?

ColumnA bag full of tomatoes, bread, and fresh cheese. It was Saturday, the sun was shining and the central square of Carcassonne, France was packed with people. It was market day. When in new places, I am always drawn to markets. In some cities they’re easy to find – the […]

Why You Should Not Diet in 2014: Foodie Underground

ColumnSkip the diet and go for the lifestyle change. Resolution this, resolution that. As we come closer to 2014 everyone is abuzz with good intentions, and that’s all well and good, but here is one thing you should not do in 2014: diet. Seriously, don’t do it. We’re diet obsessed, […]

Foodie Underground: Dealing with Food Waste

In the U.S. we waste about 25 percent of all food produced. In California alone, food is the largest source of waste, and overall U.S. food production accounts for nearly 300 million barrels of oil per year. You do the math: wasted food equals more dependence on fossil fuels, which […]

Foodie Underground: Are You Part of a Movement?

ColumnTake that obsession with food porn and sea salt and do something with it. “I just had a Portland moment and only you will appreciate,” my friend said, calling from Tuscon in the middle of a Sunday. “Ok, what?” “Well, so we walked into this cute coffee shop and the […]

Foodie Underground: What Exactly Is a Foodie?

I live in a foodie-centric town. Portland is known for its coffee snobbery, its food cart fetish and its farmers’ market obsession; most of us pride ourselves on eating well. That doesn’t mean that every meal is a well-planned feast of locally grown, freshly picked ingredients, but everyone seems to […]

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 […]

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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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