Fruit Shrub from Tait Farm Foods

The fruit shrubs from Tait Farm Foods are a popular summertime drink. Tyler Kulp describes their origin and ingredients and offers cocktail suggestions in this video interview.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 07/14, 2011 at 01:54 PM

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NPR: How Industrial Farming “Destroyed” the Tasty Tomato

If you bite into a tomato between the months of October and June, chances are that tomato came from Florida. And it tastes dramatically different than the varieties you might grow in your backyard or pick up at your local farmers market during the summer.

Freelance food writer Barry Estabrook looks at the life of today’s mass-produced tomato — and the environmental and human costs of the tomato industry — in his book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.

Listen to his interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/13, 2011 at 10:32 AM

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Unpaid Field Hand: Food Fear Part 1

Big hairy spiders, slithering snakes, white-faced hornets and yellow jackets—these are common fears among many people. They know they have them, and they are typically not shy about sharing them with others. I have recently realized, however, that there is one fear many people have that they do not admit to having. Indeed, they might not even know they have it. 

I’m talking about food fear, specifically the fear of tasting or cooking something new.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 07/12, 2011 at 09:11 AM

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Corn on the Cob with Basil-Parmesan Butter

Grilled corn on the cob is a popular item on the menus of backyard BBQs and picnics across the country. Try this version with an herb butter that makes the corn seasoned and succulent. It’s a perfect summer treat.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/07, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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