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Sarah Ostaszewski

Sarah Ostaszewski is a student of anthropology and fine arts at Indiana University. She dreams of fresh summer tomatoes from her family's garden, and she loves tasting unique ingredients, learning culinary histories, and tracing foods back to their roots.

Recent Posts by Sarah Ostaszewski

December 9, 2014


Candy Cap Latte

Crafting Tea Culture One Cup At A Time

Townshend's Tea Company is steeped in tea culture with "decidedly Portland" ingredients.

October 27, 2014



Come To Briar Rose Creamery For Cheese, Stay For Chocolate

If you find yourself in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, be sure to stop by Briar Rose Creamery to try their goat cheese truffles.

October 13, 2014


Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos

Tomatoes Are (Still) The Taste Of Oregon Farmers Markets

From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!

October 12, 2014


produce for sale at farmers market

Best Of The Season: Portland

Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.

August 25, 2014


garden planted in shopping carts

Five Art Projects That Will Change How You Eat, Plant, Shop

Meet five artists who will make you think about food, culture and self-sustaining practices through visual presentation and public participation.

August 24, 2014


Ripening Blueberries

Summer Berry Picking: Blueberries

Of all my u-pick berry adventures this summer, I most enjoyed picking blueberries. Not only were they tasty to eat, they required less stooping to pick!

August 20, 2014


taste-testing olive oil

Tasting Is Believing When It Comes To Olive Oil

Whether it's used as a sauté base, a dressing or a garnish, recognizing flavor variations amongst olive oils can really enhance your cooking.

August 17, 2014


Red raspberries

Summer Berry Picking: Raspberries

Red and gold raspberries are delicious right now, but blackberries aren't ripe enough yet at the u-pick farm The Extraordinary Berry.

August 14, 2014



Follow Your Olive Oil From Vine To Sauté Pan

Extra virgin olive oil versus pure olive oil... What's the difference? Learn how olive oils are made and labeled before you buy another bottle.

August 10, 2014


U-Pick Strawberries

Summer Berry Picking: Strawberries

Strawberry picking, though delicious, is tougher than you might think! I used some of my harvest to make Strawberry Chia Jam.

May 25, 2014


six pictures of salads

Your (Food) Life in Color

Please the palate and the eyes by putting color on your plate. Here are five food blogs to spark your inspiration.

May 18, 2014


indiana university sample gates with tulips

Bloomington Bloggers, Stand Up!

We get hyper-local in our latest food media article. These five bloggers talk about their food lives in southern Indiana.

May 11, 2014


Just Eat It

Reduce Your Food Waste With These Five Websites

Some waste is inevitable on the farm, during transportation and through retail sales, but we can do our part to lessen the amount of food that gets tossed.

April 28, 2014


Neglected apple orchard

Dumpster Diving, Gleaning Result In Tasty Apple Dessert

My investigative research into the subculture of dumpster diving culminates with my own dabbling into dumpster foraging and gleaning at an orchard.

April 27, 2014


Food Loves Writing

Good Stories From These Five Food Writers

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and read stories by these award-winning authors and bloggers.

April 20, 2014


Lady and Pups

Five Blogs For Unique Eats

We’ve compiled a list of food blogs with inventive recipes utilizing some pretty unique ingredients.

April 18, 2014


chocolate bars

Plain And Simple Chocolate: A Taste-Test

Here is a guide to choosing, tasting and appreciating chocolate -- no frills, no add-ins.

April 17, 2014

More Edible Waste 

man hunched over looking inside a dumpster

Calling All Dumpster Divers

Dumpster divers may share ideals and good dumpster locations, but they maintain minimal contact, loose structural organization and, as a result, secrecy.

April 13, 2014


spilled milk iTunes list

Tune In To These Five Food Podcasts

Listen and learn on the go with these five informative, fun and sound-rich podcasts.

April 6, 2014


mykugelhopf homepage

Around The World In 5 Food Blogs

Be transported to another culture by these bloggers' accounts of good food from around the globe.

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