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Touchdown! A re-usable Norpro brand turkey timer signals that this bird is done.(Joshua Yospyn — For The Washington Post)

A Pox on the Thanksgiving Bird?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Before the two of us waste too much time on the subject, I ask J. Kenji López-Alt, the respected managing culinary director for the website Serious Eats, how much experience he has with pop-up timers. He says he has plenty: He rips them from uncooked turkeys all the time. The only service this meat-based jack-in-the-box can provide is to “inform …

Thanksgiving Staples Could Cost a Bit More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Minneapolis — Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won’t cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods. The holiday season perennially generates stories about some items being in short supply or dramatically pricier, but markets have a …

Genetically Engineered Salmon Ok’d by FDA

Friday, November 20, 2015

Washington — What’s for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be …

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 …

Bill Would Block GMO Labeling

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washington — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday. The House bill is backed by the food industry, which has fought mandatory labeling efforts in several states around the country. The legislation, which passed …

Republic of Georgia Renews Its Ancient Wine Tradition

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tbilisi, Georgia — In the ancient wine country of eastern Georgia, Remi Kbilashvili spends three months painstakingly stacking coils of clay to create a massive red, egg-shaped vat, just as his ancestors did thousands of years ago. The …

Farms Grab Slice of Agritourism Pie

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Minneapolis — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when the weather is nice, …

TLC Cancels ‘19 Kids and Counting’ Amid Scandal

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Duggars are done on TLC. The cable network owned by Discovery Communications announced Thursday that it will cancel 19 Kids and Counting, the long-running reality series that centers on Arkansas couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children. The series has been off the air …

Pickles Made Simple

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The vegetables are coming on strong, the markets are overflowing and farm stands glow with the colors of summer produce. It’s time to pickle. A fermented pickle is the Other Pickle: not vinegar-based. Although fermentation is trendy and …

Trending Now: Craft Sake

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Kittery, Maine — First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called “rice wine” into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S. Dan Ford, whose Maine-made sake is …

Small Tunbridge Dairy Farm Stays True to Its Values

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

While growing up in urban New Jersey, Lindsay Harris dreamed of being a farmer. “When I was young, I was always the happiest when I was with animals or out in the woods,” Harris said recently while checking …