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August 3, 2017

 

chicken house

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

July 31, 2017

 

goats

What’s It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm?

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour.

July 30, 2017

 

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Green Beans With Garlic Black Bean Sauce

You may find yourself with fully matured green beans that are a little too tough to eat, but before you let them go to seed, try using them in this dish.

July 27, 2017

 

japanese-ratatouille

Japanese Ratatouille

This isn’t the French original, nor is it a Japanese dish, but the flavors and textures should be comfortingly familiar no matter where you're from.

July 26, 2017

 

Bartender Robin Miller

America’s Taste For Mezcal Good For Mexico’s Small Producers

Oaxaca is the heart of mezcal country, where the pungent booze is made from the same plant as tequila by traditional distillers.

July 26, 2017

 

eggplant with pepper relish

Eggplant With Red Pepper Relish, A New Summer Favorite

This salad includes loads of creamy pan-fried eggplant topped with a fresh relish made of red bell peppers, sweet onions and tomato.

July 25, 2017

 

Meatless Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Roll Ups With Creamy Farro

As a card-carrying omnivore, I can tell you that these meatless involtini couldn’t possibly be made better by adding meat or dairy.

July 24, 2017

 

Nikumiso Dengaku

Nikumiso Dengaku (Stuffed Eggplant)

Nikumiso literally means “meat miso.” I’ve made a standard meatless eggplant dengaku before, but this version takes it from a tasty side to a hearty main.

July 24, 2017

 

Open Bite Night

A Grassroots Food Festival With Profound Aspirations

Open Bite Night began as cookouts in Indianapolis' MLK neighborhood. Now, locals use the block parties as launching pads for their business ideas.

July 23, 2017

 

Baba Ghanoush

Simple, Smoky Baba Ghanoush

I like using Japanese eggplants for this dish because they are sweet when roasted and have almost no seeds.

July 21, 2017

 

farm worker runs a tine weeder

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Harder Than You Think

There are few inexpensive and low-labor options to control the aggressive field invaders, which potentially cut into their profits.

July 20, 2017

 

Margaret Joseph sells grasshoppers

So What Does A Deep-Fried Grasshopper Taste Like?

As it turns out, not too bad. That's what our correspondent found in northeastern Nigeria. Maybe the secret is the hot pepper sauce!

July 20, 2017

 

minty cucumber cantaloupe salad

Minty Cucumber And Cantaloupe Salad

I’m always looking for cucumber recipes around this time of the year, especially for those renegade cucumbers that grew a little too big for pickling.

July 19, 2017

 

tomato chia ponzu

Tomatoes With Chia Ponzu Dressing

For this salad I’ve made a simple ponzu dressing with yuzu juice and soy sauce, but you could do this with lemon juice, or a more standard vinaigrette as well.

July 19, 2017

 

elevated strawberry farm

Do-It-Yourself Farmer Grows Strawberries In The Air

Hezam Kittani liked the elevated, computerized planters funded by USAID. But he wanted to figure out a way to build the system without relying on grants.

July 19, 2017

 

aid parcels

Why It’s So Hard To Stop The World’s Looming Famines

Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF.

July 19, 2017

 

food graphic

What’s The Difference Between Famine And Hunger? A Food FAQ

We asked our readers what they wanted to know about world hunger? So many thoughtful questions came in that we did a roundup of queries about hunger and famine.

July 18, 2017

 

Rooftop Republic

On Top Of Hong Kong’s High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

July 17, 2017

 

cherry-tomato-clafoutis

Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Somewhere between a cake and a custard, a clafoutis has a magical array of flavors and textures that changes as you eat different parts of a slice.

July 16, 2017

 

tomato bulgur salad

Cherry Tomato Bulgur Purslane Salad

This recipe is a very loose play on a panzanella salad. The bulgar acts as the bread would... sorta.

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