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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

Vegan Fry Up!

Fried tomatoes, mushrooms, sausages, hash brown and Heinz beans. Toast with apricot jam.

How Portland’s Kilt-Wearing, Unicycle-Riding Darth Vader Impersonator Inspired His Own Beers

Brian Kidd—a.k.a. the Unipiper—has partnered with Portland's Rogue Ales and Green Dragon Brewing to bring create his very own limited-edition beer.

Pho, Carolina Gold Rice, Horse Meat, and More Long Reads

Spend the afternoon catching up on the best in this past week's food-focused longform Silicon Valley has come to dinner: one writer compares five meal delivery services, and the founder of a dinner startup discusses going under. Chinese...Show More Summary

Atypical Anorexia and My Obsession with Food

Someone who is immersed in the world of food and the restaurant industry could not possibly be starving himself, right?

Organizational Sunday Challenge Week #22

Heather says: We’ve spent the last two —figurative, I hope— weeks in the bathroom. This week, we’re going to begin organizing the bedroom(s). If you have older kids, you may wish to tell them to get started on their own rooms. If you...Show More Summary

Weekend is here.

Arugula pesto that I whipped up with 1/2 a bag of arugula, walnuts, garlic, olive oil and a touch of lemon and salt. Quick pan grilled portobellos and veggies. Vegenaise and pesto on both sides of the delicious French bread. Stackin it up. Amazing. Show More Summary

What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

Peruse a few recipes while enjoying some Garbage (the band, that is).

Why Spain’s Infamous Tomato Food Fight Festival Is Making Nigerians Angry

Outrage over the wanton waste of La Tomatina is brewing online, as Nigerians are experiencing a tomato emergency thanks to what’s been called “tomato ebola.”

Make These Super-Easy Tamales, But Don’t Forget the Fire-as-Hell Hot Sauce

Who the hell needs the next deep-fried, fast-food, faux-Mexican abomination when you've got fresh, amazing tamales, just like your madre made them?

A prelude to Philly Beer Week 2016 - t minus 5 days

Took yesterday off from this countdown as it seemed to be a slow internet day. Been enjoying this trip down memory lane as preparing for Philly Beer Week 2016 and here today sharing with you an index...

Venezuelans Are Fighting Their Government With Photos of Their Empty Fridges

Attacking government policy with hashtags and empty fridge pics has been dubbed “the opposite of food porn,” but it is also far more than that.

Review: Wines of Terra d’Oro, 2016 Releases

Amador County is home to Terra d’Oro, the first winery to open in this region since the end of Prohibition. Formerly bottled under the Montevina label, the winery was established in 1973 with a focus on historic grape varietals —… Continue reading ?

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 22, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a couple nice values from Italy in the form of Inama Soave and Selvapiana Chianti Rufina. Show More Summary

How my dinner’s story has helped to shape my own

When I look back through photos of my childhood, the momentous occasions, including my baptism, birthday parties, riding a two-wheeler or the triumph of successfully completing kindergarten, it’s hard not to notice the pictures are all of food. Food? Where are the photos of me, or of my friends and family, beaming with pride? My... Continue Reading

Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli

Pondering the news from this week’s food safety beat, I found myself perplexed, paranoid and peeved. A terrifying trio of unrelated stories was begging for a beach beating. I was passionate enough to think I would not need to court the muse. Three hours later, nothing worth reading had crossed my keyboard. The “Pathogens’ Field... Continue Reading

Two lovely biodynamic Sauvignon Blancs: Waterkloof and Churton

Opened this pair. One from South Africa and one from New Zealand. Both biodynamic. Both pretty compelling, and perhaps not what you’d immediately expect from Sauvignon Blanc. This is a variety that can be serious, but doesn’t have to be. It’s almost as if, though, that by putting Sauvignon Blanc on the bottle, you are [...]

At the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Greg Jones presenting at ICCWS 2016 570 delegates, three tons of ice, 22 000 glasses. Brighton in May. It’s the 9th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, and it’s being held in the UK for the first time, and everyone is quite excited. I’m currently sitting in a session on Day 2, so I thought I’d [...]

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