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Monstrous Alaskan Veggies

So that’s what 20 hours of sunlight will do. Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun : The Salt : NPR: “Everything in Alaska is a little bit bigger — even the produce. A 138-pound cabbage,…

Outrage of The Day: Organic Yogurt Edition

There are first-world problems, and then there’s this. The horror of having to choke down non-organic yogurt. (pic via NY Daily News / Heidi Moore) Chelsea restaurant apologizes for organic frozen yogurt shortage  – NY Daily News: “A store in Chelsea…

Two Amazing Nutella Stats

This stuff is amazingly good. The two stats? 25% and 70%. A frost in Turkey may drive up the price of your Nutella – Quartz: “The founder of the Ferrero candy company first put hazelnuts and cocoa together during World…

Theater Hummus and Reclining Seats

I love this story about the new reclining seats in some movie theaters. I’ve been to one of these theaters twice and it’s a game changer, not hype. The movie experience is much more enjoyable. I would never have guessed…

The Milkman Cometh, Again

Fun and interesting story. We were getting milk delivered to our door as recently as maybe 1995. The Milkman’s Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More : NPR: “All over the country, trucks are now delivering fresh milk, organic…

On GMO Oats and Cheerios

I thought this was kind of interesting. Though I’m not necessarily convinced about the “never will be” angle. Why There Are No GMO Oats (and Probably Never Will Be) – Modern Farmer: “Nevertheless, demand for oats has been falling for…

The Ways We Describe Food

I’m not convinced a few of them ever had any real meaning. I’m looking at you “local” and “artisanal.” 10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning: “Fancy some sustainable, artisan chicken with a side of seasonal, gourmet greens? Such…