[1] What you can do with a pot pie for Halloween (photo © D & D | London). [2] There’s no octopus in this beef pot pie; but the crust fits right in with Halloween. Here’s the recipe (photo © Cook’n).   D&D London is a collection of 43 diverse restaurants, bars and one hotel […]

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[1] Beautiful tomatoes that everyone would buy. Compare to the misshapen tomato below, that no one in a first-world country wants to buy (photo courtesy FAO). [2] Misshapen produce, although tasting just like normally attractive produce, is thrown away (photo © U.C. Davis). [3] Fruits with surface blemishes are not acceptable in first world countries, […]

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July 21st is National Junk Food Day. Is this permission to chow down on our favorite junk foods? And what is junk food, anyway? When we drilled down, we were surprised. We’d always thought of junk food as empty calorie food: candy, chips and other salty snacks, cookies, fast food, foods baked or cooked with […]

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[1] One of the best Silvaner wines from Germany (photo © Shop Banquet). [2] Sylvaner is delicious with antipasto, cheese and olives, among many other foods noted below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [3] The best Sylvaner from Alsace—the region spells the wine with a “y” instead of the “i” used in Germany (photo © Domaine […]

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With so many people going hungry in the U.S. (much less, worldwide), it’s shocking how much food we waste. It’s not just us, the consumers. It’s the whole food chain, from “ugly” produce left to rot in the field, to problems with transportation and storage, to foods thrown out by grocers, foodservice, etc. In fact, […]

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