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FILE -In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 file photo, chef Paul Prudhomme gestures during an interview at his French Quarter restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, in New Orleans. Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2015. He was 75. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Paul Prudhomme Championed Local Food Before It Was Cool

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Orleans — At K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pickup truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Way before farm-to-table was hip in the foodie crowd, his restaurant was making its own andouille sausage. “The way Paul approached …

Americans Are Falling Out of Love With One of Their Favorite Fruits

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Washington — I was looking through USDA data, as I do from time to time, mindlessly scrolling through numbers and names of foods, when a column in a spreadsheet gave me pause. I had opened the government agency’s most recent estimates of fruit consumption and realized that grapefruits, for some reason, have become terribly unpopular. It is not that we have completely abandoned …

New Book Offers Peek Into H ow He Cooks at Home

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Jacques Pepin may be turning 80 in December, but he’s not sounding like a man about to pack up his chef’s knives and walk away from the stove or, perhaps, the camera. “There’s always something new. Life continues,” says the celebrity chef, cookbook author and television cooking show star when asked how he’s …

Salad Might Be The Most Useless Of Foods

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. …

Raise Your Glass: Spanish White Has Layers Of Flavor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Martin Codax Rias Baixas, Spain Albarino, 2013, $11-$16 I think it’s safe to say that many wine drinkers tend to seek out comfort zones — wine brands, varietals, regions — that they return to time and time again. …

Roasted Corn, Four Ways

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Internet videos and cookbook recipes make grilling corn seem as easy as basic arithmetic. Cob on the fire + cob off the fire = classic summer bite. But the ear of corn I was holding might as well …

Knowing Your Corn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Along with your next perfect ear of summer corn, we thought you might like to learn something about the vegetable we Americans can’t seem to get enough of. A Little History ∎ The word “corn” comes from the Old English via Old Norse korn, meaning “grain.” In most …

Summer Comfort Foods

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Here’s a wedge salad plan of attack. Stab the fork at the bull’s-eye and extract the dense, yellow-white, bigger-than-bite-size chunk of iceberg lettuce in the center. If that piece isn’t covered with a swath of dressing, a modicum …

Green Chiles Welcome the Heat Spell

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s time for Southern California to once again be blanketed with the perfume of roasting green chiles — Hatch chiles, to be specific. Grown in a small, hot, dry valley in an out-of-the-way corner of southwestern New Mexico, …

The Other Clam Chowder: Clear Broth Is a Tribute to Rhode Island

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In the last U.S. Census, the population of New England was just shy of 14.5 million. The New York borough of Manhattan has a population of a bit more than 1.6 million, but its influence in all things …

Raise Your Glass: A Crisp, White Wine for Summer

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Oyster Bay, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand, $11 In general, I think it’s safe to say that to like New Zealand sauvignon blanc, it doesn’t hurt to have a taste for grapefruit juice. I don’t mean the …

Haute Cuisine Beans: New Coffee Achievers Roast Locally in Small Batches

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sam Sabky and Kate Fisher were seated one morning last week at a cafe table in My Brigadeiro, the brightly lighted chocolate shop tucked under the Starbucks in Hanover, waiting for the proper moment to give two French …


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems has become a founding member of a Cuba and U.S. sustainable agriculture network. The goal of the Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network is to connect U.S. and Cuban advocates of agroecology, which combines the principles of ecology with agriculture, so they …