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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Fiddleheads are at City Market, and if you can find them in the store, you can find them along banks of rivers, streams, and wet, shady areas. Looking for fiddleheads The fiddleheads are early this year. Named for their beautiful curled shape, similar to the scroll of a violin, they are also...
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Bright green and crunchy, their mild taste and elegant beauty are the essence of spring. Fiddleheads are rich in Vitamins A and C, with a flavor reminiscent of asparagus. Sautéed Fiddlehead RecipeFiddlehead Quiche Recipe
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that by the end of 2010, the FDA will issue a proposed rule to establish safety standards for the production and packing of fresh produce. The usual process is for FDA to issue a proposed rule and then take comments. But this time, FDA wants to...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Look at the USDA Food Environment Atlas from data collected from the 2000 Census. Some astounding facts include that in 2000, 8% of children lived in poverty, only 54% of residents had access to healthy foods, and 19% of adult Chittenden County residents were obese. Food Desert (pdf)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Simple spring pasta One thing about writing about food is that I’m often cooking with seasonal ingredients ahead of the season. During these times, I think about what happens in my kitchen as the foamy crest of a wave, the spring or fall ingredients that will be so abundant in a short time just...