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There’s No Such Thing as a Kobe Slider: Kobe Fraud is Rampant in the US

Posted August 29, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
A Kobe steak at The New York Grill at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo.

“High prices don’t guarantee that you are getting Kobe beef but low prices virtually guarantee that you’re not.” If you’ve ever eaten a kobe burger or a kobe slider, it’s time to ask for your money back.

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Recipe: Greens and Chickpea Galette

Posted August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman says savory pies are a great opportunity to eat plants without using the V word.

“I wish that wasn’t a word because it implies there’s this country called Vegetaria.”

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Recipe: Greek Sweet and Sour Baked Beans with Tomatoes, Peppers and Mint

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Martha Rose Shulman was focusing on vegetables back when most vegetarian cooks were structuring their meals around brown rice and butter. She talks vegetarian history with Evan on this Saturday’s show.

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Cooking in Prison

Posted July 18, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Prison food, as you might guess, is terrible.

So inmates improvise better meals, stealing basil from the therapy garden to make pesto and soaking macaroni in water to create dough for dumplings.

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A Superbug In the Food Supply?

Posted June 12, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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With antibiotic-resistant bacteria a growing concern around the world, American and Canadian authorities regularly analyze a handful of food products – mostly commercial meats – for contaminants.

But University of Saskatchewan professor Joel Rubin wondered about all the foods that don’t receive testing.

A package of squid gave him – and us – something to worry about.

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Upcycled Architecture at Baja’s Wine School “La Escuelita”

Posted May 23, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Rusting box springs. Barrel staves. Used irrigation hoses and broken wine bottles. What sounds like items in a junk yard, have been transformed into design elements at La Escuelita, Baja’s celebrated wine incubator in the Valle de Guadalupe.

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Why All Calories Are Not Created Equal: Dr. Robert Lustig on the Science of Sugar

Posted May 16, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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According to Dr. Robert Lustig, it’s not calories alone, but sugar and refined carbohydrates (i.e. processed food) that is driving the obesity epidemic. Contrary to popular belief, “A calorie,” he says, “is not a calorie.”

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What’s a Vegan to Eat During Passover?

Posted April 11, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Say the words “vegan Passover” and seder menu options shrink considerably.

But Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz says that people celebrating a vegan Passover – and their hosts at the seder table – should not fear.

“If one prepares properly for Passover and thinks creatively, then everything is possible,” he says.

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A Passover Meal to Agree On

Posted April 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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An old maxim says that if you survey two Jews, you’ll get three opinions. And American Judaism has produced a diverse, and sometimes contradicting, range of teachings. But there is one small, blue booklet nearly everyone seems to read – the Maxwell House Haggadah.

Introduced in 1923 by an advertiser hoping to sell coffee to the Jewish community, over 50 million copies have circulated.

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Navigating Meat Morality in the World of Industrialized Production

Posted March 31, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Do you make rules for yourself about eating meat?

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