You probably already know, but it's Slow Foods week, a celebration of all things locally grown. While we love the idea of eating at farm-to-table restaurants and buying from local producers, you couldn't get much closer than your own backyard.
No, we mean literally.
Karin Fields -- a.k.a. the Edib ... More >>
For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21.
The idea of eating locally grown produce is all well and good, but when it boils down to a busy day, a rumbling stomach, and an empty fridge, it can be tough to make educated, respons ... More >>
If you are even remotely into food, you know that the locavore movement has been making some serious progress. In cities like Chicago, urban farms are so prolific that 65 acres of city space has been utilized to produce food. Like most things, in South Florida, the movement has taken some time to ca ... More >>
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., the Ellenville Garden Center transforms into the Ellenville Farmers' Market -- also known as the Moonlit Farmers Market. There's food and wine and café tables. There's usually a live band to provide the music, and local farmers to provide the company. In fact, Farme ... More >>
Interest in farming and gardening is on the rise. In line with the national trend, community gardens and school garden projects are starting to pop up all over South Florida. Just last week, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners approved a code designed to bring back urban agriculture.Given these circu ... More >>
Food writers (and the food obsessed) tend to get exasperated with food trends more quickly than the general public. After logging hours tasting, salivating over, and deconstructing the happenings in the culinary world, it's only logical that this segment of the population (and its brethren ... More >>
Sick of hearing about all of the disgusting things that wind up in your food? Broward County residents who want more control over what goes on their dinner plate can attend an interactive gardening demo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event will be led by ... More >>
Farmer Jay -- civilian name: Jason McCobb -- will lead a one-hour workshop for budding organic gardeners at Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The informal workshop will cover basics such as soil amendments and other fundamentals of organic gardening.
Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, by Rachel Kaplan with K. Ruby Blume.As urban sprawl pushes farther and farther into formerly wild and rural areas, the comforts of modern living are beginning to stress our natural resources. Despite the welcome rains of the past week, a ... More >>
It would appear that when a suspected fraudster gets elected governor and then uses questionable methods to achieve goals that he won't explain to anyone -- the man even refuses to use email so we won't know what he's thinking -- the public actually still cares. When Rick Scott does something fun ... More >>
Southern Foodways Alliance South Florida isn't exactly a locavore's paradise-- "locally grown" around here usually means mangoes filched from your neighbor's tree in the dead of night (at least for me).
But maybe that's beginning to change, or at least we're finally starting to get some credib ... More >>
I've heard about urban garden projects sprouting up throughout the South Florida community, but I've never had the chance to see one. A few months ago, a friend told me about a community garden that was ... More >>
We all know 2009 was sort of a strange year for restaurants. On one hand, there were dozens of significant openings, places that really added to our overall scene. On the other, there was more attrition than a super-long game of Risk. Here's a comprehensive run down, from A to Z of what opened in ... More >>
Is there any wine that goes better with barbecue than rosé? I think not. Barbecue is hot, rich, spicy, fatty. Rosé (that doesn't suck) is chilled, lean, fruity, refreshing. It's a marriage meant to be celebrated in backyards and consummated over a rack of baby backs smeared with tart-sweet-f ... More >>
photo courtesy PETATomorrow on Clematis, a spectacle like the one aboveHot chicks. Nude. Showering. In public. The prospect is so dazzling...well... it's damned hard to focus on the political point. But if you can pry yourself away from that photo, we'll give it a try.Before we get to that, it behoo ... More >>
John SotoGuarding the entrance to the Lechuza Caracas estate in Wellington is a gate at least eight feet high, topped with iron spikes and emblazoned with the golden emblem of an owl. An electronic keypad out front is the only way to make the doors swing open, but for now they remain firmly shut. Th ... More >>
Not the Same As It Ever Was
We once loved chic Maison Carlos for its nostalgic take on Italian and French "Continental" cuisine; the menu felt like a '60s throwback plunked down in the middle of Clematis Street, from the oysters Rockefeller and vichyssoise to the soupe a l'ognion and the perfectly ... More >>