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Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies

Today we’re doing a few things differently with our cookies: We’re using buckwheat flour (!) and we’re fighting cancer (!!!). Since buckwheat flour is more or less self-explanatory, we’ll move straight into the “fighting cancer” part: We’re baking Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate cookies in support of the nonprofit organization Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for […]

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Wheat from Weiser Farms - photo via Tehachapi Grain Project

The Heritage Grain Movement

Is there more to wheat than the uniformly ground white variety? And what can we learn from the grain-growing practices of the past? These are some of the questions propelling a new movement toward “heritage grains” or the flavorful, hardy, and eco-friendly local grains that were a mainstay before the industrial revolution. The heritage grain […]

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The Change Your Chicken Challenge

If your family is like ours and most others around the country, you probably eat a lot of chicken. But whether you cook it at home, eat it at restaurant, or buy it as fast food, do you really think about where it comes from? This month, maybe it’s time to resolve to Change Your […]

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Pizza Farm

We’re all for healthier school lunches, right? But sometimes it feels like we talk and talk about it and we sound like broken records. Well, here’s a fresh and funny look at school lunches, as produced by Funny or Die and the American Heart Association, and presented by the brilliantly off-kilter Nick Offerman (of “Parks and Recreation”). […]

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Aaron Sanchez (James Beard award winner) of Alegre NYC

James Beard Foundation Taste America Event

“A Night of Culinary Stars,” a once-in-a-lifetime culinary collaboration between world-renowned chefs, will kick off Los Angeles’ Taste America weekend on Friday, October 10. This exclusive dining event, to be held at the special events venue Vibiana, will benefit the James Beard Foundation. The Friday night event will begin with a reception filled with bites […]

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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode […]

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