January 30, 2015 |
Years before anyone cared about kale and way before Brussels sprouts went viral, Tozer Seeds, the largest family-owned vegetable-breeding company in England, started playing around with the idea of producing a hybrid combination of the two. Called Flower Sprouts, they debuted in 2010 at a single department store, Marks & Spencer in London. By late 2014, the market had spread elsewhere in the U.K., Scandinavia and Europe, where sprouts' popularity dwarfs kale's. Now the American version from Tozer - under the brand name Kalettes, to cash in on our continuing obsession with all things kale - is available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other select supermarkets.
August 29, 2014 |
If it smells kind of scorched around here, it's probably not the errant crumbs in your toaster oven. More likely it's the wafting scent of all the fire-scarred foods coming out of local restaurants: Charred salad greens, charred squids and octopi, charred slices of bread with charred vegetable spreads. And there's no escaping the avalanche of charred brussels sprouts. "The trend we're seeing is open-flame cooking. Whether it's wood-burning ovens, charcoal grills, wood-burning grills, or simple gas ranges, cooks are really experimenting with fire," says Greg Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink.
November 28, 2013 |
The gleaners have been busy. Even as the temperature has been dropping this fall, an army of volunteers has traveled by bus to more than 30 New Jersey farms, then fanned out into fields to harvest squash, apples, brussels sprouts, leeks, cabbage, and broccoli. The group will bring in more than one million pounds of produce this year as part of the Farmers Against Hunger program, which distributes the food to churches, food banks, pantries, and kitchens to help the needy in New Jersey.
November 22, 2013 |
ONE WEEK from today, for the first time in 125 years and for the only time for the next 77,798 years, the first night of Hanukkah and the only night of Thanksgiving collide. Call it coincidence. Call it festively fluky. Call it "Thanksgivukkah. " To fans of both holidays, the rare occasion is a big deal. To honor the calendar concurrence, a 9-year-old New Yorker invented an instantly popular turkey menorah, a "menurkey. " Homemade music-video makers have flooded YouTube with mash-up raps and Thanksgivukkah folk tunes.
November 18, 2013 |
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 14 states and Washington D.C. An estimated six million children are being raised by gay or lesbian parents. More than twenty million are growing up with a single mother or father. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the traditional nuclear family - mom, dad, children - accounts for only 20 percent of households. This is the first in an occasional series of stories about the new modern family, one that may be living next door to you. On Sept.
June 21, 2013 |
Q: I RECENTLY decided to start dating women instead of men. The woman I'm involved with works with me and she's a known lesbian. She's been out for years. I'm still becoming comfortable identifying myself this way. At home, everything's fine, but when we are out, I feel uncomfortable holding hands. It feels like everyone is staring at us. A few times she has reached for me and I just turned away. I know this must hurt her feelings, and I hate myself for feeling embarrassed. Help!
May 31, 2013
MARK BITTMAN's new book, VB6, includes a 28-day, meal-by-meal plan to keep daily food choices fun, varied and nutritious. Here are some options, referencing recipes in the book: BREAKFAST: Hot oatmeal; blueberry smoothie; homemade cold cereal with almond milk; or Scrambled Tofu With Tomatoes. LUNCH: Chickpea Ratatouille and a salad; Creamed Mushrooms on Toast (see recipe); Now-or-Later Vegan Burgers on Daily Salad Bowl; or Vegetable Miso Soup With Squash and Tofu. SNACK: Homemade Tortilla Crisps; Spiked Guacamole; Kale Chips Lacinato; Beet Candy; Tofu Jerky.
May 17, 2013
Editor's note: Here's a recipe from the new cookbook Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking , with Rich Landau's commentary.Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold in July 2013. BRUSSELS SPROUTS were one of my personal challenges when we opened Vedge; I was never very fond of them. But as we prepared to open a vegetable restaurant, I vowed to prepare any vegetable, even ones I didn't like very much, in ways everyone could enjoy.
January 4, 2013 |
Just out of college and giving the entertainment business a go, Aaron Matzkin, owner of Center City's Rotisseur, found himself starring in a familiar L.A. story. He needed affordable food, and fast - but wasn't willing to sacrifice taste or his health. The answer? "I ate a lot of rotisserie chicken," Matzkin said. "It's everywhere in L.A. It's part of the fast-food culture. " On jaunts back home to Philly, searches for his beloved diet staple were fruitless. "All Philly had was supermarket chicken.
February 9, 2012
IT'S ALWAYS the same old story: Boy meets girl... or else girl meets boy... or girl... or boy meets boy... Anyway, the part that's the same is that two people come together from divergent worlds and try to turn those two worlds into one. Whether they hit it off depends on a lot of factors, and one of the biggest - and hardest to ignore - is food. All of us have foods we like or dislike, of course, but when one would-be lover is a vegetarian or vegan, and the other isn't, the issue is much more pronounced.