The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources away from studying the climate.
When's the last time you had a glass of cow's milk?
Americans are drinking a lot less milk than they used to. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the average person drinks 18 gallons a year. Back in the 1970s it was more like 30 gallons a year. We once hoisted a glass with dinner, soaked our breakfast cereal or dipped into the occasional milkshake. This habitual milk drinking was no accident.
With a lineup of top-notch winemakers, award-winning chefs and renowned luminaries, the festival's 21st year is sure to be one of its best.
It’s May, and it's time to party island-style. The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival is back in full swing for another spectacular experience. With a lineup of top-notch winemakers, award-winning chefs and renowned luminaries this year’s festival is sure to be a showstopper. Grab your Sperry Top-Siders and crisp up the collar on your Izod - we’re heading to Nantucket. And here are some of the things you won't want to miss.
1. Island Hopping with Chefs Jose Enrique & Michael Scelfo
Chef Mike Thibault is changing the way we look at food one carrot scrap at a time.
Chef Mike Thibault gets to work by four o’clock each morning. He is by far the first employee to arrive at athenahealth’s employee parking garage in Watertown. “At least I get the same parking space every day,” he jokes.
The advice to eat a healthy diet is not new. Back around 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, had this missive: Let food be thy medicine.
But as a society, we've got a long way to go. About 1 out of every 2 deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is linked to a poor diet. That's about 1,000 deaths a day.
Sometimes people develop strange eating habits as they age. For example, Amy Hunt, a stay-at-home mom in Austin, Texas, says her grandfather cultivated some unusual taste preferences in his 80s.
"I remember teasing him because he literally put ketchup or Tabasco sauce on everything," says Hunt. "When we would tease him, he would shrug his shoulders and just say he liked it." But Hunt's father, a retired registered nurse, had a theory: Her grandfather liked strong flavors because of his old age and its effects on taste.
Like a lot of creatives distressed by the current political climate, filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine want to tell stories that matter right now. They want to make a difference.
The husband-and-wife duo behind the Perennial Plate, a weekly web-based program showcasing sustainable food and farming practices, believe in the power of a meal combined with storytelling to bring people together.
The Trump administration has said it wants to remove burdensome regulation, and on Monday it served up a taste of what that looks like when it comes to two aspects of food policy: school lunch and calorie labels on menus.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a plan to delay a mandate that would require schools to further reduce sodium levels in the meals they serve. In addition, Perdue wants to give the green light to schools that want to serve some grains that aren't whole-grain rich.
Sheila Borges-Foley doesn't run the business because she loves cooking. She runs it out of a deep love for her heritage, and a love for her late brother.
Sheila Borges-Foley isn’t in the restaurant business because she likes cooking. She’s in it, because of her Portuguese family’s roots in the industry, and an abiding love for her late brother. She was one of the 10 restaurateurs whose food was featured at the YUM fundraiser on April 6, which supported the work of The Welcome Project. The seventh annual fundraiser coincided with the 30th anniversary of Somerville’s sanctuary city status, and The Welcome Project’s existence.
It is when Lorenzo Reyes makes tacos that the memories come flooding back.
Lorenzo Reyes learned to cook from his mother, before she passed away. He, his father, and his older siblings cared for the rest of the family in Mexico City. Cooking allows him to pass on the memories of cooking with his family to his own children. He was one of the 10 restaurateurs whose food was featured at the YUM fundraiser on April 6, which supported the work of The Welcome Project.
The Top Chef judge, restaurateur and hunger advocate says many of our nation's problems are related to food. One of the biggest ways to address this is to make meals more nutritious and accessible.
It wasn’t until he was hundreds of miles away from Ethiopia that Befekadu Defar fell in love with the food of his childhood.
Befekadu Defar is passionate about Ethiopian food. Hailing from Addis Ababa, he admits he didn’t always care about his homeland’s culinary traditions. He was one of the 10 restaurateurs whose food was featured at the YUM fundraiser on April 6, which supported the work of The Welcome Project. The seventh annual fundraiser coincided with the 30th anniversary of Somerville’s sanctuary city status, and The Welcome Project’s existence.
“My whole passion started at the school [in Switzerland], Defar said.
Ernest Hemingway liked to get up early.
He did his best writing in the morning, standing in front of his typewriter, plucking the keys as fast as the words might come to him. This was fortunate, because by 11 a.m., the Havana heat began to creep into his rented room at the Hotel Ambos Mundos. He couldn't think in the swelter, much less write.
Adolfo Alvarado believes that chosen families can be just as strong as those bound by blood, and it's in the kitchen that any cultural barriers fall away.
Adolfo Alvarado isn’t Mexican, but his professional life has revolved around Mexican food since he was 20 years old. He was one of the 10 restaurateurs whose food was featured at the YUM fundraiser on April 6, which supported the work of The Welcome Project. The seventh annual fundraiser coincided with the 30th anniversary of Somerville’s sanctuary city status, and The Welcome Project’s existence.
A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.