Freshly baked bread is a treasure, but a stale loaf can be good eating, too. Older bread may have lost a little bit of the spring in its step - but the wholesome ingredients and dedication to craft that go into any bread that's worth its butter are still there to be enjoyed. Here's how to get the most out of your toast at every stage of its lovely life.
Americans waste a lot of food - every year, we throw away roughly 40 percent of our food supply! Here we give you some tips on how you can be part of the solution by making the most of your Thanksgiving bounty - both before and after the meal!
Do you know what common ingredients are native to North America, and which ones aren't? In celebration of Thanksgiving, check out this quiz we put together to test your knowledge of North America's indigenous foods - and up your food literacy game!
With late fall in mind, and an eye towards the food-centric holidays ahead, we've put together some of our favorite seasonal Real Food posts - so you can impress your family and friends with foodie trivia and delicious fall-inspired dishes this holiday season. Happy eating!
Potage - a thick, smooth soup - is so delicious, easy and thrifty, you'll want to make it, too. One of the best things about the soup is that it can be made out of most anything you have on hand - including veggie ends, skins and stems you would normally compost. The next time you are slicing mushrooms, trimming asparagus or stir-frying broccoli florets, save your trimmings and make potage!
For any cook worth his or her mettle in the kitchen, the prospect of hosting Thanksgiving can be daunting. But what if you're a Turkey Day novice? How do you cook a bird? How many pounds per person? Don't break a sweat. Even with two weeks to go, you can meal plan, organize and turn it out - and reduce food waste in the process.
"Creamy," "custardy," "the essence of the sea" are common descriptors used by sea urchin lovers. The urchin's exterior, covered in long, pointy spines, doesn't exactly invite a diner in. But sea urchin has long rewarded intrepid diners who scissor past the threatening exterior with a silky, briny treat (spoiler alert: it's the animal's gonads).
There are a lot of reasons to love rye - and they don't all require a measure of vermouth and a cherry. Cereal rye is an extremely versatile grain. It can be boiled and eaten whole, milled into flour and even rolled into an oat alternative. For those reasons and more, we shouldn't pass by rye.
Nothing says autumn like pumpkins, but if your experience is limited to Jack-O-Lanterns and lattes, you're missing out on a whole world of squashy goodness. Read all about it!
Don't be sad that summer produce is gone - who needs tomatoes and peppers when you have the delicious bounty of fall? We've put together some fun combinations for fall fruits and vegetables to help you make the most of the colors and tastes of the season.
If tuna is the chicken of the sea, then tilapia must be the instant ramen. Tilapia, the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish, is seemingly everywhere. Sales of the fish have quadrupled over the past four years, making it the fourth most consumed seafood in the US. But where did these fish come from? Are they healthy? Sustainable?
What does "food" mean to you? A new show about the expansive topic at the Cathedral of St. Join the Divine tackles the diversity of it and delivers it well done. The show, called The Value of Food, runs through April 3, 2016. Read on to learn more about the show.
Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity after oil, and more than two billion cups of the caffeinated beverage are drunk around the world every day. But how did the fruit of a desert shrub become one of the most popular (and for some of us, necessary) beverages on the planet? And what are the environmental implications of our global addiction?
Brussels sprouts are ready for their close-up. Like quiche, sparkling water and Fiats, many in the US have taken a bit of time to warm to this European favorite. But Brussels sprouts are gaining on kale as the go-to menu darling. Read on for more reasons why they are finally finding their place at the table.
These little nutritional powerhouses have a fascinating history, and are firmly entrenched in the culinary (and artistic) cultures of many countries. But should you keep eating them, given the ample amounts of bad press they've received lately (as water guzzlers, and worse)? Only you can decide - so read on for more information!
Reducing food waste is one of the best ways to save time, money and natural resources. We love using up every pip, peel and pit that we can - but there are a few exceptions to the rule: some plant parts don't make good eating. Read on to learn more about common produce items that are best left off of your dinner plate (and composted), and some where the verdict is still out.