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All Things Considered host Amy Eddings serves up her take on food, food politics and recipes that have caught her eye.

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Is Foodie Fadism Overcooked?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

'Have we gone too far?' That was the theme of a panel discussion Tuesday night at the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe in NoLiTa, timed to coincide with the launch of Tracie McMillan's well-received book, "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table." 

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Brussels Sprouts: Don't Skip Them, Shred Them

Monday, February 20, 2012

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Learn to love Brussels sprouts by trying out Amy Eddings's recipe for Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Raisins and Pecans.

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Bigger Isn't Better When It Comes to Citrus

Friday, February 10, 2012

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More is better -- that's my mantra, especially when it comes to chocolate. But it doesn't hold true for citrus.

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Valentine's Day: Say It With Roaches

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Chocolate Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.

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Rutabagas: My New BVFF

Friday, February 03, 2012

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The weather has been warm enough to fool the irises and daffodils, which have sent up three inches of growth in the gardens on my block. But the calendar still says February, and my kitchen still says winter, with all the celery root and butternut squash stacked up on the counter.

Which is why I decided to give rutabagas a try.

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Think Global, Source Local

Thursday, February 02, 2012

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The world got a little flatter Monday night at Sueños Restaurant. That's where four chefs served up Mexican fare made from vegetables and herbs sourced from local farms run by Mexican and Latin American immigrants.

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Don't Go Nuts Making Donuts

Monday, January 30, 2012

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Maybe you heard of the book, "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook From Scratch." (The author, Jennifer Reese, was recently on Marketplace.) 

I have an addendum.  Make the bread, buy the donuts. 

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Eggs Are the New Bacon, and Other Trends

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Looking for the next food trend? Audrey Dettmar, baker at Annex in Fort Greene, gave me these suggestions.

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Folks, This Ain't Normal: Joel Salatin at the 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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I haven't seen the movie, "Food, Inc.," so I didn't know what sustainable farmer Joel Salatin looked like until I saw him take the stage Monday night at the 92nd Street Y. 

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A Greek Christmas Cookie Recipe, Enough for an Army

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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It was with a sense of excitement and eagerness that I opened an e-mailed document with the recipe for WNYC Morning Edition Host Soterios Johnson's mom's melomakarona. The cookies are famous among the Morning Edition crew. 

Turns out the recipe can feed them, and most of our listening audience. 

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Helping Food Start-Ups Get a Leg Up

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Noha Waidsnaider is not a household name, but her company, Peeled Snacks, is well on its way toward becoming one. In just five years, her dried fruit company went from an idea to one of the featured products at your local Starbucks. 

Now she's trying to help other small food producers in the New York City area boost their companies to similar levels of success. 

She's the host of the NY Foodies Company groups on LinkedIn.

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Note to WNYC Honchos: Cookie Contest Must Be Mandatory Next Year

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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The hungry hordes ate all the entries.

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Frosting White-Out with White House Cake

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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My fellow Americans, I kept my campaign promise: I baked Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting using a recipe the White House press office recently stuffed into our Inboxes. Should I become your White House pastry chef, I will bring you less frosting on your country's annual Christmas bundt cake!

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From the White House to Your House: Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Friday, December 02, 2011

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Did you know that the White House selects a "theme" every Christmas for its holiday decor? 

I didn't either, until I got a hold of the press release announcing it.  This year it's "Shine, Give, Share." I'm guessing that the recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting included in a press release the White House sent out Wednesday (and found below) was part of the "sharing" initiative.

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Braising Hell: Trying out Mayhem & Stout's Short Rib Sandwich

Monday, November 21, 2011

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There always seems to be a new vendor or two at Brooklyn's DeKalb Avenue Market, and yesterday, I discovered Mayhem & Stout, and their slow-cooked beef, pork and chicken sandwiches.

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And the Winner of the WNYC Pie Contest Is ... Not Me

Friday, November 18, 2011

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It pains me to say this, but WNYC business editor Charlie Herman took the prize for best pie in this year's pie throwdown.

For another year, the crown of pastry greatness has eluded me. What will it take, judges? WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

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What's Your Favorite Pie?

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Here are the entrants for the annual WNYC staff Pie Throwdown, folks. Vote here on which one you like the best.

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I Want to Win the WNYC Staff Pie Contest 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

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The annual WNYC staff Pie Throwdown is today and I've got my pie cutter -- and elbows -- sharpened. Yes, I'll say it: "I WANT TO WIN."

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Bummer for Bum Bars: Bronx-Made Energy Bars Seek More Shelf Space

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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The creator of the vegan, gluten-free energy Bum Bar seeks a bigger foothold in a crowded field.

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Just in Time for Meat Week: What's Your Favorite Burger?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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I'm still on the hunt for the perfect burger. Got any recommendations?

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