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Science in the Kitchen: Making Yogurt Ice Cream

by Sai Pathmanathan, PhD

As parents and educators, we want the younger generation to learn useful life skills such as cooking. We want them to eat healthy foods in the face of temptations like candy bars, cake pops, and ice cream. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2025, 70 million children globally will be overweight and at risk…

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Feeding the Restaurant Crew

by Ben Hasty

Note from the Editor: When the staff of a restaurant is fed by the chef, it’s called a “family meal,” and with good reason: the staff of a restaurant is indeed much like a family. Here, Chef Hasty describes his experiences with family meals and what he serves his crew at his restaurant Thistle Pig,…

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field garlic pickles

Wildcrafted Cocktails

by Ellen Zachos

What do you get when you combine foraged flavors with the craft cocktail movement? A wildcrafted cocktail! There are many ways to get foraged flavors into cocktails, using syrups, pickles, ground spices, fruit purées, and infused spirits. These are unbuyable flavors; you won’t find them in a store or at your local bar. Wildcrafted cocktails…

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Freshly harvested clams.

Green Clams from Florida’s Nature Coast

by Kevin Folta

Cedar Key Littleneck Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) are no different genetically from other Northern Hard Clams. Their claim to fame comes from the warm nurturing waters where they are raised. These particular clams are recognized for their firm texture, sweet-salty flavor, high protein, and low fat. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids. They…

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Writing About Food: Where to Begin

by Edward Bottone

Writing about something you do three or more times a day should be easy. It’s not. Since food is so much a part of the essential and the everyday, our engagement with it can be complex, compelling and — hopefully — enjoyable. Writing about it, then, should be complex, compelling and enjoyable. Because food is…

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Editors’ Picks

Tools, foods, cookware, tableware – all the things we love for the kitchen and table. We all have “favorite things.” Here our editors have shared some of the kitchen and home items that may have made their cooking experience more enjoyable, may remind them of being in grandmother’s kitchen, or might be a favorite to include in […]

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