arugula salad with politics on the side In 2007, at the mandatory Iowa stop, presidential hopeful Barack Obama greeted the crowd and then offended at least half the room. In an effort to highlight the benefits of diversifying away from corn and soy, he said specialty crops could…
This week we nerd out on arugula (available year-round). Arugula: the leafy green that is a popular salad ingredient and isn't a lettuce.
wait, how much for a basket of strawberries? Now that winter’s gone, there’s a new fruit in town: the strawberry! After a winter season full of citrus,…
This week, we nerd out on Brussels sprouts (available September - May). Abuelitas, omas, or grandmas leave edible legacies. “The way grandma used to ma…
This week we nerd out on makrut lime (fruit available November-January, leaves available year-round). “As American as apple pie” is an idiom that descr…
This week we explore sweet potatoes (peak availability September-December). Sometimes the best way to understand what something is, is to start from wh…
Think back to a recent memory of eating a pear. Chances are texture may be one of the more salient aspects of that memory. If so, there’s a tiny reason…
This week we nerd out on honeydew melons (available June-October). Has anyone ever said something simple that, for whatever reason, reaches you in an u…
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