Food scraps are being wasted and filling up our landfills when they could be going to building soil and growing our food. Plants thrive on compost, and we have the technology to make composting easy and efficient, yet we choose not to.
In my next two articles, I will explore composting, the lates ... More >>
Let me just say before I get started that I do eat meat. I try to avoid meat that is not organic, grass fed, or free range or not of a trustworthy, conscious source. I also feel we should not consume meat at every meal or even every day, and here is why.
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I preclude by mentioning that this commentary is coming from a peaceful and loving place.
Don't get me wrong here, organic is our safest choice when it comes to purchasing food. I think if the farm is on the other side of the country this is an important certification because you cannot meet the fa ... More >>
Jay McCobb, a.k.a. "Farmer Jay," is a Delray-based sustainable farmer who will be contributing columns about local food, his pig Pearl, and whatever strikes his fancy. Find more of Jay -- and get your hands on some of his delicious eats -- by visiting myfarmerjay.com.
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For many of us, a bottle of your finest two buck Chuck will do the trick. For many others, its just not going to cut it. Luckily for the wine snobs of the world, there are people who painstakingly sip, spit, and evaluate wines to find the ones that are truly the best.The American Fine Wine Competiti ... More >>
cuculinary.comI'm missing the end-of-summer bounty here in South Florida. Where are heirloom tomatoes? Where are the stone fruits? What about local squash? And the resounding answer I've heard in response is that everything's backward here. "September through May
It's summer and that can only mean one thing over at The Capital Grille- it's time for The Generous Pour Event. In its 3rd year, the program launches TODAY and runs well through the end of summer concluding on Sunday, September 4.
RealityKings.comVideo that gave new meaning to the term "food porn," trucks that gave a new dimension to take-out meals and new restaurants from celebrity chefs were all among the food and restaurant stories that tickled our taste buds (or other organs) in 2010. This list of the top 10 local food ... More >>
Gloria and Emilio Estefan have opened Bongos Cuban Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock.RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING Apicius, 210 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach Bongos Cuban Cafe, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood Andrews Restaurant, 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton Origin ... More >>
Tokyo Blue debuted in late August in Fort Lauderdale.September is typically the slowest month of the restaurant season in South Florida. But there was a lot of moving and shaking going on. Here are some of the highlights.
Want the scoop on South Florida food news as it happens? Sign up to be a Broward Palm Beach Insider and receive our weekly newsletter and text alerts. • You know what tastes good? Free. This Summer, you can get a sample of that courtesy of Cantina Laredo. Just text the word "Cantina" to 89686 a ... More >>
I really wanted to attend the last Himmarshee Bar & Grill wine/beer pairing featuring Belgian brews in June. But these events are selling out fast, and I'm always late to the party. So for all you procrastinators out there, here's an early scoop on Himmarshee's Cline Cellars wine dinner, taki ... More >>
The Cheesecake Factory's Memphis, Monterey and blue cheese BLT "Glamburgers"Unleash your inner Jeffrey Steingarden and decide whose hamburger, er. . . Glamburger will reign supreme (but you don't have to be a dick about it) in The Cheesecake Factory's "Great Glamburger Challenge." For six weeks i ... More >>
Bill CitaraIt's always more fun to root against the Big Guys, especially when it comes to wine. That sweet little boutique winery tucked away on some back-country road in Napa or Sonoma has a lot more caché than a mega-giant wine processing plant that looks like an oil refinery and is owned by a ... More >>
No wine gets a blanc stare faster than Chenin Blanc. It may be the white wine grape of France's Loire Valley, but in these parts, you see it about as often as snow drifts on Ocean Drive. It had a few minutes of fame in the 1960s and 1970s and showed up in more than its share of cheap white wine ... More >>
Hypocrite, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises. --Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Chris Consentino and Mark Pastore's tak ... More >>
Like misery, gluttony loves company. So if the chance to eat like a pig and drink like a fish in the company of a few thousand of your close personal friends gives your inner glutton a woodie, check out the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, mor ... More >>
Beef has taken some serious body punches in the last couple of years. Michael Pollen, Mark Bittman, and a merry cast of vegetarians have been steadily hammering away at our poor American steers, calling them expensive, health-hazardous resource hogs that have done little to whittle the national wais ... More >>