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Weeknight Kitchen: Coconut Pancakes

Jun 6, 2016

Serves 6

Brunch at this Jamaican-themed restaurant would make a Marley proud. Riotous colors, cannabis-inspired design, and Jamaican music add up to a party every time. If you’ve got the brunch munchies for any reason, these tropical pancakes will hit the spot.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Jun 6, 2016

Between December and March, beekeepers send millions of hives to California to pollinate almond trees. Not all of the hives make it back home. "The number of beehive thefts is increasing," explains Jay Freeman, a detective with the Butte County Sheriff's Office. In California, 1,734 hives were stolen during peak almond pollination season in 2016. In Butte County alone, the number of stolen hives jumped from 200 in 2015 to 400 this year, according to Freeman. Denise Qualls, a California bee...

Kale is cool. For foodies, anyway. It's everywhere these days — in salads, smoothies, chips and even ice cream . Someone decided to create National Kale Day — it's Oct. 3 this year. There's a book called Fifty Shades of Kale and it's been called a " superfood ." And who wouldn't want to wear kale-themed leggings ? You get the point — kale is popular. Enter Mimi Sheraton, who says she's "waged a one-woman anti-kale campaign" for the past two years. The longtime food writer and former New York...

Top supporters of an audacious Belgian pipeline will get a bottle of beer every day for the rest of their lives. That's in return for putting more than $8,000 toward bringing a pipe dream to life, and helping a brewery remain in the historic town of Bruges. Since last year, De Halve Maan, which produces two famous beers — Straffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot — has been making headlines for its solution to a nagging problem: How to get beer from its brewery to a bottling plant some 2 miles away...

One of my fondest childhood memories is of eating tomatoes. We picked them in the garden and ate them in sandwiches, sitting on a picnic table under the trees outside our house. That juicy, acidic taste is forever lodged in the pleasure centers of my brain. For anyone with similar memories, supermarket tomatoes are bound to disappoint. Indeed, the classic supermarket tomato — hard, tasteless, sometimes mealy — has inspired countless bitter complaints. Take a closer look at the tomato display...

Raise A Glass To Perry, Craft Cider's Pear Cousin

Jun 1, 2016

It was a cool morning in the spring of 2004 when Charles McGonegal, owner of AEppeltreow Winery in Burlington, Wis., bit into his first "perry" pear. Crunching into the tough, tannin-suffused fruit, he was smacked with such astringency that he instantly spit it out, letting the juice dribble down his chin. "Later that day, my lips were peeling and my throat was sore," he recalls. "There's a reason why medieval folks thought perry pears were poisonous — they're full of acids and tannins. They...

By the time his first memoir, Fresh Off The Boat, came out in 2013, Eddie Huang was really hitting his stride. His New York restaurant, Baohaus — which serves gua bao , or Taiwanese hamburgers — was doing really well. His TV show, Huang's World , was taking him all over the world. His memoir — a raw, funny and sometimes profane account of growing up as an Asian-American kid reconciling two cultures — was turned into a popular sitcom for ABC. But then he fell in love — with a White, all...

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It was the tasting that revolutionized the wine world. Forty years ago today, the crème de la crème of the French wine establishment sat in judgment for a blind tasting that pitted some of the finest wines in France against unknown California bottles. Only one journalist bothered to show up — the outcome was considered a foregone conclusion. "Obviously, the French wines were going to win," says George Taber, who was then a correspondent for Time magazine in Paris. He says everyone thought "it...

A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in China. Archaeologists uncovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Discovered at a dig site in the Central Plain of China, the kits included funnels, pots and specialized jugs. The shapes of the objects suggest they could be used for brewing, filtration and storage. It's the oldest beer-making facility ever discovered in China — and the evidence indicates that these early brewers were already...

We're facing a kind of food revolution, and my generation is driving it. Not so long ago, when fast-food giants reigned supreme, takeout meant cheap, quick, greasy meals. But a recent Goldman Sachs report found that people under 35 are now demanding food that's fresh and healthful — as well as fast. That's good news for food entrepreneurs like Charley Wang. "We don't want something that everyone and anyone can have," Wang says. "We want something that has soul, that has personalization to it....

Serves 4

· 2 (1/2-pound) tilapia fillets
· 1 teaspoon kosher salt
· 2 tablespoons...

Pork shoulder, cauliflower and cheese curds are all trending in 2016, according to Google's tracking of food-related searches . That list might either nauseate you or make your mouth water. Our food preferences are intensely personal, but scientists have tried to figure out why some people are so picky about the things they eat. Jane Kauer is anthropologist who has studied this topic at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Monell Chemical Sciences Center. She's also a board member of the...

In Florida, homeowners have a propensity for landscaping. They take great pride in the green carpet of grass in front of their homes. But one Florida man is working on a project that's turning his neighbors' lawns into working farms. Chris Castro has an obsession — turning the perfectly manicured lawns in his Orlando neighborhood into mini-farms. "The amount of interest in Orlando is incredibly surprising," Castro says. Surprising because he's asking Floridians to hand over a good chunk of...

Known for freeways more than forests, Los Angeles isn't the first place one thinks of when it comes to foraging for food in the wilderness. But for Pascal Baudar, the city is a treasure trove of hundreds of varieties of wild plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations. Thirty years ago, Baudar moved to Los Angeles from a small town in Belgium where, as a child, he spent much of his time in the forest. "You pick up plants, you munch on [them], walnuts, hazelnuts. ... And...

Renate Senter clearly remembers the first care package she received, in 1946. She, her mother and her sister had fled Poland. In the aftermath of World War II, they'd ended up in a small town, in the British-controlled section of West Germany. "It was my first day of school and all the children got one," she says. "And I remember it was a small package — burgundy. And in white letters, it said 'CARE' on it." Inside, there were a candy bar, a tube of Colgate and a little doll. "But I tell you,...

When Mariko Becker wants a particular kind of Japanese noodle, she can't find it near her northeast Ohio home. "[I like the kind that] is tied, knotted, very convenient, but you can't get it," she says. Becker is Japanese, and she's lived in various Ohio cities for more than 20 years. She says Asian markets are good for common things like soy sauce, but not specialty items. "When you get into some Japanese brand, or specifically catered to some sort of cooking style, then it's a little bit...

I. Americans have until May 10 to help the Food and Drug Administration with one of philosophy's greatest riddles: What is the meaning of "natural"? Given our current attitudes, the riddle might be better described as religious. Data show that 51 percent of us shop for "all natural" food — shelling out some $40 billion a year on these products. We even choose natural over organic, market analysts have found. Natural has become the nondenominational version of kosher, and orthodoxy is on the...

If I say Kentucky Derby, you say ... mint julep? Well, if you're a Kentucky dame like me you do. As my fellow Louisville native Jesse Baker once pointed out: " It ain't Derby without a mint julep ." Race fans have been drinking mint juleps at Churchill Downs in Louisville since the racetrack's inception in 1875, according to bourbon historian Fred Minnick . Last year the crowd sipped 127,341 juleps on Derby Day. And according to Churchill Down's Derby site , this feat requires thousands of...

Let's say you're an environmentally motivated eater. You want your diet to do as little damage as possible to our planet's forests and grasslands and wildlife. But how do you decide which food is greener? Take one example: sugar. About half of America's sugar comes from sugar cane, and half from sugar beets. They grow in completely different climates. Sugar cane is a tropical crop, and sugar beets grow where it's colder and dryer. Each one has an impact on the environment — sometimes a...

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