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Fermented Taro in Hawaii

I read this Organic Gardening article about farming in Kauai, and the most interesting part to me was the information on taro. The taro root serves a similar position to the potato in Hawaiian cuisine. In Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire, he describes how there were hundreds of different varieties of potatoes created to … Continue reading »

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Modern day food muckrackers

I remember reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair in high school and reveling in the gory tales of human body parts and other contaminants entering the assembly line of the meatpacking plants of Chicago. In college, I would read Diet for a New America and have the image of hundreds of chickens soaking in shit … Continue reading »

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Cooked baby back ribs on the grill

I cooked two racks of baby back ribs that I bought from the farmer’s market on the grill tonight. It only took a little over an hour on low heat with the ribs between the two burners. I wish there had been more meat on the ribs since Ally, Jen and I quickly ate the … Continue reading »

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