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COULD A MEAT TAX BE ON THE HORIZON?

If Americans and people in most other developed countries ate according to their nationally recommended dietary guidelines, they would...

Will the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Affect Local Food Producers?

WILL THE AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS DEAL AFFECT LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS?

Six years ago, Jenna Huntsberger started selling handmade pies, quiches, and cookies, from a stall at a farmers' market in Washington,...

 
 
 
The Cooking Class Bringing Better Health to the U.S-Mexico Border

THE COOKING CLASS BRINGING BETTER HEALTH TO THE U.S-MEXICO BORDER

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center catches most people by surprise. The large, idyllic, white Craftsman home sits atop a hill, standing...

BIPARTISAN BILL MIGHT SEED THE FUTURE OF ORGANIC FARMING

The last Farm Bill cost taxpayers an estimated $489 billion. But less than 1 percent of that funding was spent on agricultural research....

 
 
 

TO BUILD A PROGRESSIVE POPULISM, LOOK TO FARM COUNTRY

With their sights now firmly trained on 2018, Democratic strategists and liberal pundits have an opportunity to re-think populism and...

IS CAPITALISM A BARRIER TO FOOD JUSTICE?

No consumer, farmer, or activist participates in the food system without also participating in capitalism. To Eric Holt-Giménez, the...

 
 
 
The Queer Soup Party Fueling the Resistance

THE QUEER SOUP PARTY FUELING THE RESISTANCE

It's a cold November night in Brooklyn, and more than 200 people, nearly all of them queer, are gathered at C'mon Everybody , a local...

Grain Mills Can Be Cornerstones of Local Food Economies

GRAIN MILLS CAN BE CORNERSTONES OF LOCAL FOOD ECONOMIES

Mark Fischer surveys the boxes of organic Redeemer wheat sitting on the worn wood floorboards of his Castle Valley Mill , awaiting...

 
 
 
New Healthy Soil Guide Gives Cooks a Better Recipe for Climate Change

NEW HEALTHY SOIL GUIDE GIVES COOKS A BETTER RECIPE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

December 5 marks the United Nations' World Soil Day , which recognizes the crucial role soil plays in human health, food production,...

An App for Farmworkers' Rights Makes its Way Into the Fields

AN APP FOR FARMWORKERS' RIGHTS MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE FIELDS

Growing up in Shafter, a small city in California's Central Valley, Faith Florez would pass farmworkers stooped over in the fields...

 
 
 
Our Favorite Food and Farming Books of 2017

OUR FAVORITE FOOD AND FARMING BOOKS OF 2017

Despite the frantic pace of life around the holidays, winter's short days and cold weather bring a perfect time to both reflect on...

Food, Culture, & Race are Part of the Exhibit at this Museum

FOOD, CULTURE, & RACE ARE PART OF THE EXHIBIT AT THIS MUSEUM

It's midday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and visitors are starting to trickle into the cafe for lunch. But there's not a pre-made...

 
 
 
Should School Cafeterias Be More Like Fast-Casual Restaurants?

SHOULD SCHOOL CAFETERIAS BE MORE LIKE FAST-CASUAL RESTAURANTS?

As students stream into the cafeteria at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School in East Boston, a buzz builds as they notice what's...

20 Reasons to Support Civil Eats on GivingTuesday

20 REASONS TO SUPPORT CIVIL EATS ON GIVINGTUESDAY

This has been a tremendous year for journalism, and especially for independent media. At a time when the media landscape has become...

 
 
 
From Sonoma County's Ashes, a Fund for Undocumented Immigrants Rises

FROM SONOMA COUNTY'S ASHES, A FUND FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS RISES

Like many who awoke to the smell of smoke in the early hours of October 9th, Agustin Vivienda and his family raced out of their home...

13 WAYS TO FEED THE PLANET AMID THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Changing the food system is the most important thing humans can do to fix our broken carbon cycles. Meanwhile, food security is all...

 
 
 

THE POWER OF A COMMUNAL MEAL

Tomatoes crushed by hand, simmered into a large Dutch oven, with garlic, salt, and pepper to flavor. Chunks of ground beef, adobo seasoning,...

NORTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS RUSH PASTURE-RAISED TURKEYS TO THANKSGIVING TABLES

Farmer Duane Smith of Riverbend Heritage Farm in Stanley, North Carolina, had planned to have his pasture-raised turkeys processed...

 
 
 
A Native Community Preserves its Food Traditions

A NATIVE COMMUNITY PRESERVES ITS FOOD TRADITIONS

As the sun falls and rain clouds linger, Jaytuk Steinruck drives an ATV up a northwest corner of California's shore to gather duuma...

BECOMING A FARMER IS HARD

The lack of beginning farmers in the United States is bordering on a crisis. As the latest Farm Census shows, there has been a stark...

 
 
 



Baked Zucchini and Squash

Baked Zucchini and Squash

This recipe may be the perfect side dish: Baked Zucchini and Squash. This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, has only a few seasonings and comes out of the oven in... Read more ...

Sous Vide Ribeye with Fig Reduction

Sous Vide Ribeye with Fig Reduction

The coupling of a perfectly cooked ribeye with the flavor of red wine makes for a perfect dinner. Using a sous vide to cook a ribeye ensures that any aspiring home chef keeps... Read more ...

Cuisinart Food Processor Giveaway

Cuisinart Food Processor Giveaway

Disclaimer: Products are provided to Steamy Kitchen for a thorough, honest review. We do not receive payment for reviews. Each review takes 5-10 hours of hands-on testing... Read more ...

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Sponsored Post: Whether you are hosting a wine party or looking for the perfect pairing for your dinner party menu, we've teamed up with Sonoma-Cutrer to provide wine... Read more ...

Raw Milk Recalled from Old Silvana Creamery because of E. coli

Raw Milk Recalled from Old Silvana Creamery because of E. coli

Jim Sinnema, owner of Old Silvana Creamery, issued a recall today for the milk because samples of it have tested positive for E. coli. The milk has best-by dates between Dec... Read more ...

Bundt pan size

Bundt pan size

Our magazine, Sift, is filled with stunning photography and delicious recipes. But it's also a great educational resource for bakers. From time to time we pick out a reader's... Read more ...

The 10 Best Brewery Taprooms and Brewpubs (2017)

The 10 Best Brewery Taprooms and Brewpubs (2017)

It was another banner year for craft beer. As macro breweries continue to acquire new brands , craft breweries are opening at an incredible rate. There are now more than 5,000... Read more ...

How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party

How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party

We're in the thick of holiday party season, which probably has you on a first-name basis with your local wine shop salesperson. Different parties require different bottles... Read more ...

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spruce up the usual chocolate chip cookies with shards of Andes mints candy. Anyone in the mood for some cookie inspo? You know, because I'm always happy to give it! So today's... Read more ...

Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce

Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce

Editor's note: This information is from agisamerica.org , a website supporting the work of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities. Food safety and quality control... Read more ...

CDC: What Foods are Killing Us

CDC: What Foods are Killing Us

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration published its analysis of what food tend to be linked to certain bacteria. Salmonella illnesses came from a wide variety of... Read more ...

Panettone Weekend

Panettone Weekend

Bring home an Italian during Panettone Weekend at Eataly L.A.! Trust us: this legendary, well-dressed holiday cake is an Italian that you'll want to have over for dinner - and... Read more ...