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Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Fava Beans

Favas are a fleeting spring vegetable - like ramps and sorrel and morels -that show up at the market and quickly disappear. Enjoyed in cuisines worldwide, favas are much lauded subjects of folklore and even show up in one of the most notorious lines in American cinema. Mull over more fascinating fava facts and pro tips in this week's Real Food Right Now!

Fighting Food Waste with Lunch for 5000

Whoever said there's no free lunch? On Tuesday, over 5,000 people gathered in Union Square to get a free bowl of ratatouille and a piece of torte, all made from food that would've otherwise been wasted. Check out our pictures from the event!

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

In the US, we waste 40 percent of all the food we produce, squandering valuable natural resources and contributing to global climate change. But it's incredibly easy to reduce your own food waste. Learn how here!

Adding Food into the Climate Equation: A Post-COP21 Agenda

Earth Day is signing day for the monumental COP21 climate deal. Emissions from energy production and fossil fuels are in the mix, but food and agriculture were left out. Here are the food and ag proposals we'd add if we were at the United Nations!

FDA Finally Seeks to Limit Arsenic in Infant Food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is taking steps to reduce arsenic exposure in infants, and has proposed guidelines for infant feeding to reduce arsenic in babies' diets. Good news for parents!

States Join National Fight Against Food Waste

In a major victory for food and environmental groups, the Obama Administration declared that United States will cut its food waste in half by 2030. Now that the federal government has committed to addressing our food waste problem, it seems like everyone wants in on the action. Finally this critical issue is getting the attention it deserves!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Chocolate

While you may agree with one of our staff, who said Valentine's Day (the holiday responsible for the sale of 58 million pounds of chocolate) is "mostly a lamentable shakedown perpetuated to promote superfluous consumption," we also know you probably care a lot about chocolate. So here are the details!

Recipes for a Meatless Christmas Eve Dinner, Ukrainian Style

In which one of our staff members makes the (maybe) crazy decision to cook a traditional twelve-course Ukrainian Christmas Eve meal made up of mostly vegetarian and sustainably-sourced seafood dishes. Looking for some meatless holiday recipes to make for your own family this holiday season? Look here for inspiration.

Pairing Meat with Climate Change at COP21

Professor Roni Neff expected it would be easy for her to get some meatless fare at the COP21 climate talks in Paris - but she was mistaken. See why she calls for a reduction in meat-eating to lower climate emissions.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Dates

The history and symbolism of dates traces back for thousands of years, nearly to the beginning of history. Borne on tall, beautiful, drought-tolerant palms, dates are both delicious and versatile. Read on to find out more about this fascinating fruit.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Duck

Ducks were first domesticated 4000 years ago in China, and since then have become part of the culinary landscape in many cultures. From duck fat fries to the environmental impacts of duck farming, we've got your primer on all things duck.

Holiday Book Gift Guide: 2015

We always love getting books as gifts over the holidays - especially books related to food. Here are our top picks for books to give as gifts for this holiday season (or anytime)!

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