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The Great White Eggplant
The Great White Eggplant

This last week I was visiting my favorite indoor farmer’s market and I ran across the guys from Ely Farms dropping off a shipment of peppers and other goodies. As I was talking to them, I noticed they had a large crate of eggplants, but they weren’t purple. They were white. I inquired and they told me that this was an experiment they were trying out and hadn’t...

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The Southern US and Obesity
The Southern US and Obesity

I know most of you don’t like to see the “dark side” of food, but if I’m going to blog about food, you can’t just look at the yummy pictures without seeing a bit of the underbelly.  Emily Freeman (a pal of mine with a PhD who is working on an obesity prevention framework for both the US and Canada) has a habit of digging up news stories that shows...

Top Chef Masters: Ep. 1
Top Chef Masters: Ep. 1

Last night saw the premiere of Top Chef Masters on Bravo.  For those who don’t know, Top Chef Masters is mostly like Top Chef with a few differences: The chefs are all well-known and great chefs. Each episode has 4 chefs pitted against each other. Each episode instead of one person leaving, only one person moves on to the final. All money won goes to charity. Everything...

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Would you look at that?  We’re live!
Would you look at that? We’re live!

Amazing, it took forever for me to stop procrastinating, but here she is: Yet another food blog for the already growing pile of them all over the Internet.  I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “Self, why do I want to be here?  Isn’t there something on TV I could be watching?”  Yes, there probably is something on TV, it’s half of the reason...

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I say Tomäto
I say Tomäto

I’m always one to help out someone in need and this week I finished a new website for Tomāto Tomäto, which is a small (but growing) local business. How fancy! You can check out my design to the right (or just go to their site).  What do you think?  Not bad, eh?  I also helped them trade in their old calculator and cash register for a Quickbooks POS system by HP. ...

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Cooking vs. Buying
Cooking vs. Buying

Something I’ve always wondered about was whether all the cooking I was doing was really saving me any money, or if it was just a tastier and more expensive alternative.  Luckily I was recently shown an article where someone put that question to the test, you can read it here:  How cost-effective is it to make homemade pantry staples? For those of you who aren’t...

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Chinese Food, the Linux of the culinary world?
Chinese Food, the Linux of the culinary world?

Just recently I was watching a TED talk by Jennifer 8. Lee about Chinese food and it’s origins here in America, and one of the parts that really interested me was that she compared Chinese food to Linux.  Here’s a quote: “[W]e think of McDonalds as sort of the ‘Microsoft’ of the culinary dining experiences, we can think of Chinese restaurants,...

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Basic food math
Basic food math

Random Food is Random. If you live in the US, you’ve most likes seen a food’s “Nutrition Facts” at some point or another. Did you know that some of these numbers actually correlate to each other? Let’s take, for example, this label on the right.  You see here that one serving of this product has 150 calories, but what does that mean?  How do...

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Dan Barber talks Foie Gras
Dan Barber talks Foie Gras

If you’re into food at all, this is a must watch. Dan Barber explains an experience he had with foie gras that can be taken and applied to many different areas. One of my favorite talks. Here is some more about this from an article on Lancaster Farming: New York chef, Dan Barber, entertaining attendees here recently at “Grasstravaganza,” a conference of pasture-grazing...

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