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Don't Go Nuts Making Donuts

Monday, January 30, 2012

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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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21st Century Homesteading: Making Butter

Monday, January 23, 2012

WNYC

I always thought butter-making involved Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ma and Pa Wilder, a cow, and a big wooden churn. But my sister showed me all you need is a jar.  And little kids eager to do the work.

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Smoothie Sailing into the Day

Friday, January 20, 2012

WNYC

I love eating. I mean, like, cutting and spearing and chewing and swallowing. Eating's pleasurable, especially in the company of others.  

So it took some convincing to get me to try smoothies in the morning.  A liquid meal doesn't seem like a lot of fun.

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A Visit to The Chef's Garden

Friday, December 30, 2011

WNYC

One of my favorite guests on Last Chance Foods is Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden. It's not just that I'm partial to fellow Ohioans. Farmer Lee loves to farm, and it's evident every time he talks about his veggies.

It's also evident on his farm, which I had a chance to visit this fall.

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A Greek Christmas Cookie Recipe, Enough for an Army

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

The hungry hordes ate all the entries.

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Frosting White-Out with White House Cake

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

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What's Your Favorite Foodie Paradise? For Me, Cleveland's West Side Market

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

WNYC

Every place has its food institutions, its "bests" (best pizza, best tacos, best cheesecake, best chicken feet). What are your food institutions? Tell us where you like to shop, and why ... especially if it's in Cleveland. 

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Spotted in Brooklyn: Mallo Cups

Thursday, November 03, 2011

WNYC

A regional candy and childhood favorite gets a makeover.

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Found in a Specialty Foods Store in Wayne County: Ribald Marzipan

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNYC

At Roman's Famous Meats and Seafood, an Eastern and Northern European specialty store in Honesdale, Penn., I expected to find spaetzle, flatbreads, herring and stollen.  

I didn't expect to find a little man made of marzipan, excreting a silvery paper coin.

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