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Nuclear Tuna Is Hot News, But Not Because It's Going To Make You Sick

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The amount of radiation found in Pacific bluefin tuna spawned near Fukushima does not threaten our health, despite today's suggestive headlines. What a new study shows is that scientists can rely on tiny amounts of radiation to track animals across great distances.

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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the beautifully manicured South Lawn of the White House and plant a vegetable garden. In her new book she says America has a long, proud history of gardening and it's time to reconnect with it.

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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Food Network's Alton Brown

Saturday, May 26, 2012

If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad. Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke.

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Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

Friday, May 25, 2012

Many people will celebrate the holiday with a picnic or barbeque. If you’re wondering what to bring, we’ve got some tasty recipes for you to try out courtesy of Russ & Daughters and Amy Chaplin.

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Kitchen Door Opens to Haitian Men

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just 10 years ago, few Haitian males who thought it was acceptable for a man to cook. Most went from being fed by their mothers to being fed by their wives. But for some, moving to the US shook up the traditional structure.

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The Great GoogaMooga: Lessons Learned

Monday, May 21, 2012

WNYC

The inaugural Great GoogaMooga food and music festival last weekend is a reminder that greatness is neither self-bestowed nor assumed. You have to earn it.

From the looks of things during the event in Prospect Park and the critiques dribbling in on Twitter and Facebook (internet and cell phone service was abysmal on Saturday, when I went), GoogaMooga has a way to go before it can be called "great."

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Hail The Conquering Chicken! A Story Of Dinner Plate Domination

Monday, May 21, 2012

From the jungles of Southeast Asia through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the chicken's journey to the table has been quite the odyssey, spanning thousands of years. Yet it's only in the past century that chickens came to dominate the American diet.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Vinnie Calabro and Robert LaValva

Friday, May 18, 2012

WNYC

If you can't stand the heat, don't sit still for the 60-Second Stir-Fry. This week’s Last Chance Foods guests, Vinnie Calabro and Robert LaValva, may have hooked a lot of fish in their time, but when confronted with the lightening round of questions they were left fishing for answers.

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Empty Lot Once Eyed by Protesters Turns into Food Truck Encampment

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WNYC

The 99% may not have been able to set up camp in the empty lot bordered by Canal Street, Varick Street and Sixth Avenue, but now they can buy tamarind duck sliders and other food cart goodies there.

Starting this week, Tuesday thru Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the lot will open its chain link fence and hosts a changing roster of food trucks. There's a little stage, too, for bands to serenade hungry workers on their lunch breaks. 

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At Basque Cooking Clubs, Food And Fraternity Mix Heartily

Monday, May 14, 2012

Txokos are bustling, food-centered social clubs, somewhere between dinner party and fraternal lodge. And Basques often point to txokos to explain their renowned cuisine and wealth of Michelin-starred restaurants like Arzak and Mugaritz.

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Pop Tarts: Don't Buy Them, Make Them from Scratch

Friday, May 11, 2012

There's a strong DIY wind blowing through Brooklyn, as a recent New York Magazine article about the borough's artisanal food makers noted. It blew through my kitchen window the other night.

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60-Second Stir-Fry: Tama Matsuoka Wong

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our Last Chance Foods guest this week, Tama Matsuoka Wong, forages and eats stinging nettle, so we knew she wouldn't break a sweat when confronted with the Stir Fry's lightning round of tough-as-overgrown-knotweed questions.

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Power Puff: Flex Your Culinary Muscle With A Souffle

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The souffle has a reputation for being finicky in the kitchen: a billowy, golden masterpiece that collapses as soon as it's out of the oven. But home cooks should have no fear, says food writer Nicole Spiridakis. The key to success, she says, is fresh eggs — and a pinch of moxie.

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Knotweed: A Moveable Feast

Thursday, May 03, 2012

WNYC

Note to self: invite 66SquareFeet blogger Marie Viljoen to the station more often. The writer, cook, gardener and forager brought a little picnic of goodies made from knotweed for this Friday's Last Chance Foods.

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Ramps versus Gasoline: What Will You Pay Good Money for?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I'm supposed to hyperventilate when I see ramps at my local green market. They're wild! They're the first green veggie of the season! But they're so expensive. The price tag is what gets me breathing heavily: $4 a bunch, $15 a pound. Really? For an onion?

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'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — are products of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, chronicles the quirky history of kitchen favorites.

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60-Second Stir-Fry: Tamara Duker Freuman

Friday, April 27, 2012

If you can't stand the heat, don't put your hand on a hot stove. And certainly don't sit still for the 60-Second Stir-Fry. Manhattan-based dietician Tamara Duker Freuman is not afraid of a hot stove, although she admits to a fear of fiddlehead ferns in this week's Last Chance Foods.

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Speedy Romeo Succeeding at Breakneck Speed

Friday, April 27, 2012

In three months, it feels like Speedy Romeo, on the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, has galloped from start up to neighborhood fixture. I've been there two times, and it's been packed.

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What Fresh Hell is This? Turns Out It's Edible

Monday, April 23, 2012

I did a double-take when walking past a fruit stand on the corner of Canal and Mulberry in Chinatown this past weekend. I saw a pile of small hot pink hand grenades with soft, leathery plumes of lime green. Very preppy. Very weird.

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The California Taco Trail: 'How Mexican Food Conquered America'

Monday, April 23, 2012

Once upon a time, tacos were a Mexican snack. Now they're an all-American institution. Gustavo Arellano leads us across Southern California in search of the roots of the American taco.

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