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50 Best Plants on the Planet

We know we’re supposed to eat lots of fruits and veggies. We know that some pack more of a nutritional punch than others. But which ones are the best – and how do we cook them? Happily, there’s a new book that answers all of those questions and more: 50 Best Plants on the Planet […]

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Fresh Summit

Try to imagine, if you can, almost every variety of fruit and vegetable in the world under one enormous roof. We’re talking massive produce displays, spread out over multiple football fields worth of space. If you can begin to picture that, you’ll get a sense of the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, which took place […]

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Inside Melissa’s Warehouse

When you do your weekly shopping trip through the produce section of the supermarket, chances are you grab some carrots, apples, bananas, and maybe some lettuce. But what about the thousands of other varieties of fruits and vegetables that are out there? If Melissa’s/ World Variety Produce  Inc., the country’s largest distributor of specialty produce, has its way, you’ll soon be […]

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Kids at Work

Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving dinner? If your kids aren’t helping you out, it’s time to put them to work. Even the littlest ones can get into the act. Here’s a sample kids’ to-do list: Set the table: You may not want to trust your kids with Great-Grandma’s china or crystal, but they can […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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Food News Wrap: July 8

This week, we are striving for balance. We’re reeling from the new report from the Trust For America’s health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the national obesity crisis. The report shows that obesity increased in every state last year, and that more than 12 million children and adolescents are considered obese. At the same […]

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