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Stop stirring your polenta. The polenta I know — a cornmeal porridge too often too rich and dense with a heft of cheese, yet somehow simultaneously tasteless — is a tedium of attention and constant whisking over heat, low and slow.

Stop stirring your polenta

It's hard to imagine how Maria Teresa Marino has time for this. Her family and its centuries-old grain mill buzz as she hoists a giant pot of polenta — golden, steaming, and smooth — from the stove to a kitchen table scattered with bread and wine. Her husband, sons, and their wives are a flurry, talking business, babies, and the bubbles of their local asti spumante, mostly all at once. Edible insects set to be approved by EU in 'breakthrough moment' It is being billed as the long-awaited breakthrough moment in European gastronomy for mealworm burgers, locust aperitifs and cricket granola.

Edible insects set to be approved by EU in 'breakthrough moment'

Within weeks the EU’s European Food Safety Authority is expected by the insect industry to endorse whole or grinded mealworms, lesser mealworms, locusts, crickets and grasshoppers as being safe for human consumption. The ruling is likely to lead to the final authorisation of their sale across the EU as a “novel food” by as soon as the autumn, opening up opportunities for mass production of a range of insect dishes to be sold across Europe for the first time.

“These have a good chance of being given the green light in the coming few weeks,” said Christophe Derrien, the secretary general of the industry organisation International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed. McDonald's Coke Tastes Better. Long before they were used to make s’mores or the tasty crust of a Key lime pie, graham crackers served a more puritanical purpose in 19th-century America.

McDonald's Coke Tastes Better

The cookies were invented by Sylvester Graham, an American Presbyterian minister whose views on food, sex, alcohol, and nutrition would seem a bit extreme to today's cracker-snackers. Koji Top 2020 Food Trend. If you’ve somehow mastered the impulse to toss back sleeve after sleeve of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, and every other Girl Scout cookie in existence, the pint-sized harbingers of confectionery delight are about to test your reserve once more.

Koji Top 2020 Food Trend

Feast your eyes on Lemon-Ups, the Girl Scouts’ latest irresistible sweet treat and quite possibly the nail in the coffin for more than a few New Year’s resolutions. Each crispy, naturally-flavored cookie is etched with one of eight empowering messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs, such as “I am an innovator” or “I am a leader.” None of them reads “I am going to eat this box of cookies in one sitting,” but “I am a go-getter” comes pretty close.

The Fake Backlash to Fake Meat. Earlier this month, Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol explained that his company’s restaurants won’t offer plant-based meat like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods “because of the processing.”

The Fake Backlash to Fake Meat

It’s a strange position for Chipotle to take. First, it is not obvious to me why mixing and manipulating plants, as Impossible and Beyond do, make fake meat any more processed than the other ingredients served at Chipotle. We Tried the New ‘Meatier’ Beyond Burger with Marbling, and It’s Pretty Damn Convincing. When It Is and Is NOT OK to Eat Moldy Food. Debunking 6 activist 'lies' about the GMO Impossible burger. Restaurant Trend: Tinned Seafood in American Restaurants.

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Goat Meat Could Save Our Food System, But We're Too Afraid To Eat It

The rest of the world also loves to eat goat meat. Matcha Green Tea Reviews & Brand Buying Guide - Vegan Recipe. Matcha Madness has begun.

Matcha Green Tea Reviews & Brand Buying Guide - Vegan Recipe

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What Does Bahamas Conch Taste Like? I awoke with a start as the plane touched down, shaking off the daydream residue of cays and grottos, and looked out the window at the sun-drenched reverie known as the Bahamas.

What Does Bahamas Conch Taste Like?

I came not as part of the winter migratory flux that flees sleet and storm to wallow in sand and surf, but to find out about conch. What's conch, you ask? Watch Nicole Kidman Eat Four Courses of Bugs. If the activists pushing for insects to replace traditional animal proteins are looking for a spokesperson, they should consider Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman.

Watch Nicole Kidman Eat Four Courses of Bugs

As part of Vanity Fair’s “Secret Talent Theatre” video series, Kidman recently tucked into a “four-course meal of bugs.” “Two billion people in the world eat bugs, and I’m one of them,” Kidman proudly declares between courses. The meal consists of hornworms and mealworms, both of which are still alive, crickets that appear to be deceased, and, for dessert, fried grasshoppers. A Juicy History of Steak-Umm. Eugene Gagliardi, patriarch of the Gagliardi meatpacking business, raised the 22-ounce frozen log of beef byproducts that would shortly become known as Steak-umm and sent it careening into his son’s ankle.

A Juicy History of Steak-Umm

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They even uncovered clues about the box's final contents; a chemical analysis revealed faint traces of cereals like wheat and rye, perhaps from a hearty whole- grain porridge. Baskets, barrels and boxes made from organic materials like wood or leather rarely survive in the archaeological record, but some examples have been found in the Alps before.

Once An Obscure Local Fruit, The Pawpaw Has A New Nickname: The Hipster Banana. In the Deep Run Pawpaw Orchard outside of Westminster, Maryland, Donna Davis is showing me how the pros eat a pawpaw. She jams her thumbs into the fruit’s soft green skin, and splits it open, innards oozing. Donna Davis runs the Deep Run Pawpaw Orchard with her husband in Deep Run, Maryland. “They said it couldn’t be done,” she says with a laugh. (WAMU/Ally Schweitzer) “Just suck out the flesh,” she instructs, slurping up the yellow meat. How Chefs Are Bringing ‘Under-Loved’ Seafood to Restaurant Menus - Eater. This story was originally published on Civil Eats. Every summer, tourists flock to Chatham Pier on Cape Cod, Massachusetts to watch commercial fishermen unload their catch. And for hundreds of years, it was cod that fishermen hauled into Chatham’s storied harbor — and cod that gave this coastal region its name.

Today, however, it’s dogfish and skate the fishermen are hauling, as warming waters, prior bad management, and a host of other factors have made cod increasingly hard to find in New England’s Gulf of Maine. The fishermen are paid pennies for their catch — literally 20 cents per pound for dogfish — and the majority of the fish is whisked off to markets in Europe and Asia, where higher demand fetches better prices. The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering. This article originally appeared on Grist The Impossible Burger has had a charmed honeymoon period. Crowds of foodies surged into fancy eateries to try it. Environmentalists and animal rights activists swooned. So did investors: Impossible Foods brought in $75 million during its latest investment round. Can Protein Startups And Their Investors Take on Big Cow? - Crunchbase News. Effing Good Seal Burgers. Surströmming Revisited: Eating Sweden's Famously Stinky Fish.

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