Soda taxes—though they actually apply to other sugary drinks as well—have proven controversial, to say the least. There’s no national soda tax in the United States, but also nothing to stop individual localities from instituting their own. Some have been passed and then repealed, some remain on the books, and some have failed at the […]
When you think of invasive species, you may conjure images of the cane toad in Australia, ugly draped kudzu all over the American South, or ominous flocks of European starlings. The Callery pear probably doesn’t feel quite like other invasive species. It’s a beautiful pear tree, with a near perfect “lollipop” shape (robust on top, […]
The most exciting part of summer is the bounty of fruit and vegetables it gives us. Fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, strawberries and herbs taste just as they should. Often, we don’t realize how many parts of the plant end up in the compost that could be incorporated into delicious recipes, like the ones below. Carrot and […]
Fresh clams, oysters and mussels are high on the list of favorite foods among many gastronomes. Sourcing the freshest shellfish requires a little legwork, though — namely your own, carrying you to shore with a bucket in hand. Harvesting shellfish is more recreation than work, but there are essential guidelines to bear in mind before […]
Getting the freshest ingredients for restaurants in large cities can often be a challenge for chefs. This becomes doubly hard when your restaurant happens to be in the middle of a desert. Yet, Las Vegas has been making huge inroads into becoming a premier restaurant destination, where diners can expect exceptional meals made from the […]
It’s taken as gospel that red meat is worse, cholesterol-wise, than poultry. What if it’s not?
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