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Archive for January 2011

January 7, 2011

Podcast Milestone 

blue, green, yellow, orange, red balloons and 100th episode

Celebrating 100 Episodes Of Earth Eats: Our Favorite Segments

Earth Eats has spent 100 episodes cooking local foods, visiting farms, and interviewing food activists. Here are a few of our listeners' favorite segments.

January 14, 2011

Side Dishes 

Black Eyed Peas Salad

Winter Sides: Rutabaga Mash And Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Root vegetables are loved by folks dedicated to eating locally and seasonally in the cold months. Check out this rutabaga mash paired with a fresh salad.

January 21, 2011

Love-Or-Hate Veggies 

Fresh Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts And Sunchokes Aren’t Your Typical Veggies

Three recipes using two weird vegetables. The raw salad will make you see Brussels sprouts in a new way. And, two ideas for preparing sunchokes.

January 28, 2011

Hearty Foods 

Rabbit Stew with Tomato And Riesling Wine Sauce

Stewing Things Up With Rabbit And Bison

This one's for all the meat eaters! Two stews that will stick to your bones and make your house smell amazing, one using beef and the other using rabbit.

January 3, 2011

Easy Offal 

beef tongue stew

Beef Tongue Pot Roast: An Introduction To Organ Meats

Never cooked with beef tongue before? Don't be nervous! Insert it into a familiar recipe, like this pot roast.

January 4, 2011

Food Allergies 

peanut

What Is The Difference Between Food Intolerance And Food Allergy?

Do you or someone you know have a food allergy or intolerance?

January 5, 2011

Southern Comfort 

Corn Bread And Black Eyed Peas

Slow-Simmered Black-Eyed Peas And Crispy Cornbread

These black-eyed peas are every bit as satisfying as the bacon-laced version you may have grown up with. And don't forget the cornbread!

January 6, 2011

Belly Warmers 

chili on a spoon

Chili Two Ways: Like Mama Used To Make And Better

Everyone’s got one – a chili recipe. The first recipe is my mama’s original recipe, and the second one is my modern adaption.

January 6, 2011

Label Debut 

packaged meat in grocery store

Nutrition Labels On (Or Near) Meat To Debut In 2012

New USDA rules will require familiar nutrition labels either on packaging or signs in supermarkets.

January 9, 2011

Fruit Dessert 

Gingerbread Pear Cake

Gingerbread Pear Cake Takes It Up A Notch

This Gingerbread Pear Cake seems to glow like a fiery lamp in a dim room during these dark and cold days.

January 10, 2011

Easy Offal 

beef heart skewers on a grill

Grilled Beef Heart: The Next Lesson In Organ Meats

From beef tongue, the next adventure in organ meats is beef heart. This recipe marinates and grills the meat.

January 10, 2011

Chemicals In The Water 

Drinking Water

There’s Too Much Fluoride In Drinking Water

In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.

January 11, 2011

Food Pyramid 

Power Plate

MyPyramid Food Guide Under Attack Once More

A doctor's organization that advocates a plant-based diet sued the government over its MyPyramid food guide.

January 12, 2011

Children's Health 

baby with soda can

75% Of Young Children Drink Caffeine, Study Finds

A new study finds that the majority of young children consume caffeine daily, and the more caffeine they consume, the less they sleep.

January 13, 2011

Hunger Issues 

two food graphs

World Food Prices Soar To 20-Year High

The United Nations reports the prices of food commodities are at an all-time high. Harsh weather conditions around the world could push them even higher.

January 15, 2011

Winter Veggies 

hand holding carrots and parsnips pulled from ground

Getting Back To Your Roots With Roasted Parsnips And Carrots

This recipe is low in fat and high in taste. Mustard seed adds a nice zing.

January 16, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Jicama

USDA Releases New Nutrition Plans For School Meals

Move over, tater tots. The USDA released its new set of guidelines for school meals, and overall it favors whole foods.

January 18, 2011

Can't Stop Eating 

beer and cocktail

Study Shows Addictive Tendencies Tied To Obesity

Researchers at Washington University have found a link between overeating and family history of alcoholism. Does this mean we can be addicted to food?

January 19, 2011

Food Contamination 

German flag

German Dioxin Outbreak Prompts New Animal Feed Standards

The Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection unveiled new production rules after 4,700 farms were closed in the German dioxin outbreak.

January 21, 2011

White House Meals 

State Dinner

The State Dinner Was Quintessentially American

Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

January 22, 2011

Future Food 

Fab@Home

Make Room In Your Kitchen For A Food Printer

Fab@Home, an open-source personal fabricator project out of Cornell, is developing machines that can print food.

January 23, 2011

Sunday Brunch 

Basil and tomatoes

Easy Crustless Quiche Or Baked Spanish Tortilla

Whether you call it a crustless quiche or a baked Spanish tortilla, this recipe can be easily modified to work with the veggies in your fridge at home.

January 25, 2011

Our Animals 

Fat Cat

What Overweight Pets Tell Us About The Obesity Epidemic

A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.

January 25, 2011

High-tech Shopping 

grocery cart with celery and shopping list

Wondering What To Eat? This Machine Will Tell You

Kraft's newest advertising vehicle, the Meal Planning Kiosk, uses video analytics to tell you what you should buy.

January 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

toddler sipping on two baby bottles

Legal Decision Bars BPA From Some Baby Bottles

Part of a class action suit against several baby bottle manufacturers has been settled. The companies failed to disclose that their bottles contained BPA.

January 26, 2011

Chinese Food Politics 

Chinese Milk Powder

China Cracks Down On Food Producers, Threatens Harsh Punishments

Responding to a history of food contamination, the Chinese government has recently taken measures to enforce food safety.

January 26, 2011

Eat Your Veggies 

Veggies

6 Ways To Get More Veggies On Your Plate

Recent data shows less than 10% of Americans are eating enough veggies—here are some easy and delicious ideas to help you meet your quota!

January 26, 2011

Fast Food Lawsuit 

A Taco Bell

Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell’s Meat

Taco Bell's meat is under fire as an Alabama law firm claims Taco Bell's "beef" isn't really beef.

January 27, 2011

Foodie Leaks 

Corn

WikiLeaks: Bush-Era Ambassador Pushes GMOs In Europe

Documents published by WikiLeaks show that diplomats aggressively lobbied the EU and the Vatican to buy US GMO crops.

January 28, 2011

Sick From Food 

Hospital Bracelet

Indiana Gets An F For Foodborne Illnesses

Indiana is one of 14 states receiving a failing grade when it comes to solving foodborne illness cases quickly.

January 29, 2011

Homemade Broth 

child looking into a pot of broth, black and white

Homemade Stock Is Full Of Minerals, Useful In Every Dish

Save your chicken and beef bones and make yourself some broth. Not only is homemade stock rich with minerals, it will make any dish that much more tasty.

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

Walmart

Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

January 30, 2011

Make Your Own Stock 

chicken broth

Chicken Broth Uses The Whole Bird, Even The Feet

This recipe provides a great excuse to buy an entire chicken from your local farmer. The broth will be better than what you can make from store-bought birds.

January 31, 2011

Homemade Broth 

hunks of raw beef

Beef Stock Saves Leftover Steak Bones From The Garbage

If you get into the habit of saving the bones from your steaks, you'll have the 3-4 pounds of bones you'd needed to make stock in no time.

January 3, 2011

Easy Offal 

beef tongue stew

Beef Tongue Pot Roast: An Introduction To Organ Meats

Never cooked with beef tongue before? Don't be nervous! Insert it into a familiar recipe, like this pot roast.

January 5, 2011

Southern Comfort 

Corn Bread And Black Eyed Peas

Slow-Simmered Black-Eyed Peas And Crispy Cornbread

These black-eyed peas are every bit as satisfying as the bacon-laced version you may have grown up with. And don't forget the cornbread!

January 6, 2011

Belly Warmers 

chili on a spoon

Chili Two Ways: Like Mama Used To Make And Better

Everyone’s got one – a chili recipe. The first recipe is my mama’s original recipe, and the second one is my modern adaption.

January 7, 2011

Podcast Milestone 

blue, green, yellow, orange, red balloons and 100th episode

Celebrating 100 Episodes Of Earth Eats: Our Favorite Segments

Earth Eats has spent 100 episodes cooking local foods, visiting farms, and interviewing food activists. Here are a few of our listeners' favorite segments.

January 9, 2011

Fruit Dessert 

Gingerbread Pear Cake

Gingerbread Pear Cake Takes It Up A Notch

This Gingerbread Pear Cake seems to glow like a fiery lamp in a dim room during these dark and cold days.

January 10, 2011

Easy Offal 

beef heart skewers on a grill

Grilled Beef Heart: The Next Lesson In Organ Meats

From beef tongue, the next adventure in organ meats is beef heart. This recipe marinates and grills the meat.

January 14, 2011

Side Dishes 

Black Eyed Peas Salad

Winter Sides: Rutabaga Mash And Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Root vegetables are loved by folks dedicated to eating locally and seasonally in the cold months. Check out this rutabaga mash paired with a fresh salad.

January 21, 2011

Love-Or-Hate Veggies 

Fresh Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts And Sunchokes Aren’t Your Typical Veggies

Three recipes using two weird vegetables. The raw salad will make you see Brussels sprouts in a new way. And, two ideas for preparing sunchokes.

January 23, 2011

Sunday Brunch 

Basil and tomatoes

Easy Crustless Quiche Or Baked Spanish Tortilla

Whether you call it a crustless quiche or a baked Spanish tortilla, this recipe can be easily modified to work with the veggies in your fridge at home.

January 29, 2011

Homemade Broth 

child looking into a pot of broth, black and white

Homemade Stock Is Full Of Minerals, Useful In Every Dish

Save your chicken and beef bones and make yourself some broth. Not only is homemade stock rich with minerals, it will make any dish that much more tasty.

January 30, 2011

Make Your Own Stock 

chicken broth

Chicken Broth Uses The Whole Bird, Even The Feet

This recipe provides a great excuse to buy an entire chicken from your local farmer. The broth will be better than what you can make from store-bought birds.

January 31, 2011

Homemade Broth 

hunks of raw beef

Beef Stock Saves Leftover Steak Bones From The Garbage

If you get into the habit of saving the bones from your steaks, you'll have the 3-4 pounds of bones you'd needed to make stock in no time.

January 4, 2011

Food Allergies 

peanut

What Is The Difference Between Food Intolerance And Food Allergy?

Do you or someone you know have a food allergy or intolerance?

January 6, 2011

Label Debut 

packaged meat in grocery store

Nutrition Labels On (Or Near) Meat To Debut In 2012

New USDA rules will require familiar nutrition labels either on packaging or signs in supermarkets.

January 7, 2011

Salmonella Outbreak 

alfalfa

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Sprouts From Illinois Farm

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.

January 10, 2011

Chemicals In The Water 

Drinking Water

There’s Too Much Fluoride In Drinking Water

In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.

January 11, 2011

Food Pyramid 

Power Plate

MyPyramid Food Guide Under Attack Once More

A doctor's organization that advocates a plant-based diet sued the government over its MyPyramid food guide.

January 12, 2011

Children's Health 

baby with soda can

75% Of Young Children Drink Caffeine, Study Finds

A new study finds that the majority of young children consume caffeine daily, and the more caffeine they consume, the less they sleep.

January 13, 2011

Hunger Issues 

two food graphs

World Food Prices Soar To 20-Year High

The United Nations reports the prices of food commodities are at an all-time high. Harsh weather conditions around the world could push them even higher.

January 16, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Jicama

USDA Releases New Nutrition Plans For School Meals

Move over, tater tots. The USDA released its new set of guidelines for school meals, and overall it favors whole foods.

January 18, 2011

Can't Stop Eating 

beer and cocktail

Study Shows Addictive Tendencies Tied To Obesity

Researchers at Washington University have found a link between overeating and family history of alcoholism. Does this mean we can be addicted to food?

January 19, 2011

Food Contamination 

German flag

German Dioxin Outbreak Prompts New Animal Feed Standards

The Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection unveiled new production rules after 4,700 farms were closed in the German dioxin outbreak.

January 21, 2011

White House Meals 

State Dinner

The State Dinner Was Quintessentially American

Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

January 22, 2011

Future Food 

Fab@Home

Make Room In Your Kitchen For A Food Printer

Fab@Home, an open-source personal fabricator project out of Cornell, is developing machines that can print food.

January 25, 2011

Our Animals 

Fat Cat

What Overweight Pets Tell Us About The Obesity Epidemic

A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.

January 25, 2011

High-tech Shopping 

grocery cart with celery and shopping list

Wondering What To Eat? This Machine Will Tell You

Kraft's newest advertising vehicle, the Meal Planning Kiosk, uses video analytics to tell you what you should buy.

January 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

toddler sipping on two baby bottles

Legal Decision Bars BPA From Some Baby Bottles

Part of a class action suit against several baby bottle manufacturers has been settled. The companies failed to disclose that their bottles contained BPA.

January 26, 2011

Chinese Food Politics 

Chinese Milk Powder

China Cracks Down On Food Producers, Threatens Harsh Punishments

Responding to a history of food contamination, the Chinese government has recently taken measures to enforce food safety.

January 26, 2011

Fast Food Lawsuit 

A Taco Bell

Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell’s Meat

Taco Bell's meat is under fire as an Alabama law firm claims Taco Bell's "beef" isn't really beef.

January 27, 2011

Foodie Leaks 

Corn

WikiLeaks: Bush-Era Ambassador Pushes GMOs In Europe

Documents published by WikiLeaks show that diplomats aggressively lobbied the EU and the Vatican to buy US GMO crops.

January 28, 2011

Sick From Food 

Hospital Bracelet

Indiana Gets An F For Foodborne Illnesses

Indiana is one of 14 states receiving a failing grade when it comes to solving foodborne illness cases quickly.

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

Walmart

Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

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