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American Feast One of the web's leading sustainable food sites, American Feast offers some of America’s finest specialty foods, recipes, and food news.
One of the web's leading sustainable food sites, American Feast offers some of America’s finest specialty foods, recipes, and food news stories. It combines those elements with advocacy for a healthier and more sustainable food system.

Now is a good time to think about joining a CSA and getting ready for fresh spring vegetables!
02/06/2012
Community Supported Agriculture at Roxbury Farm, An Alternative to Big Agra

Now is a good time to think about joining a CSA and getting ready for fresh spring vegetables!

Roxbury Farm has been a pioneer of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) since getting started in 1990, and it’s been going strong ever since. Located in Kinderhook in New York State’s scenic and historic Hudson Valley, Roxbury Farm was the first CSA to serve members in New York City.

“Use great olive oil and you can cook anything.”
01/10/2012
Stella Cadente's Quick & Easy Mustard-Lime Fish Fillet Recipe

“Use great olive oil and you can cook anything.”

There’s been some evidence that eating fish can help you keep a sharp eye while aging and lead to a more clever baby when consumed during pregnancy. And a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil and fish is just as heart healthy as the low fat diet that's long been recommended by the American Hea...

A terrific recipe for combining the flavor of leeks with goat cheese, shallots, and garlic from Chef Melanie Underwood.....
01/05/2012
Farm Fresh Goat Cheese & Leek Tart Recipe

A terrific recipe for combining the flavor of leeks with goat cheese, shallots, and garlic from Chef Melanie Underwood...

Wintry weather and early sundowns can leave you feeling a little blue, but there are some seasonal delicacies to brighten your mood. One that often gets overlooked is the leek, a wonderful winter vegetable in the same family of vegetables as onions and garlic, but with a mild flavor. (It’s also one ...

Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier this year?
01/04/2012
Don't Get Super-Sized: Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier this year?

Many a person will have made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier this year after putting on a few extra "holiday pounds".

Eating healthy tends to start with eating at home, but since so many have schedules that make nightly home-cooking difficult, here are a few tips from the U.S. Department o...

"...cooking does not have to be complicated, and all anyone needs are a few basics to get started."
01/03/2012
A Recipe for Simplifying Life: Ditch All the Recipes

"...cooking does not have to be complicated, and all anyone needs are a few basics to get started."

The chef and food writer Tamar Adler believes that cooking should be simple and intuitive, and not guided by recipes.

Grade A Light Amber with the mild & delicate flavor preferred by knowing maple syrup connoisseurs...
01/03/2012
Making Organic Maple Syrup with Family Pride

Grade A Light Amber with the mild & delicate flavor preferred by knowing maple syrup connoisseurs...

When the Weed family of Cayuga County in upstate New York began Schoolyard Sugarbush to make pure maple syrup they had already been making pancake mix for three generations. A young Danielle was puzzled at receiving a gift of 25 metal spikes from her grandparents one winter when her mom told her, “...

Just when you thought you couldn't be more outraged...
01/03/2012
Genetically Modified Food, Labeled Organic & Fed to Infants

Just when you thought you couldn't be more outraged...

We have already allowed the spread of genetically modified crops into our agriculture at great cost to our economy and with unknown effects on our bodies

Only 26% of Americans believe their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to the nonprofit Organic Consumers Association...

Something seasonal from our friend June Jacobs....
12/04/2011
Collard Greens Recipe from June Jacobs' "Feastivals"

Something seasonal from our friend June Jacobs....

A staple of Southern American cuisine and soul food, collard greens are traditionally served on New Year's Day with black-eyed peas and cornbread to ensure prosperity in the coming year. But since they’re also a wonderfully healthy source of vitamin C, soluble fiber and multiple nutrients with pote...

Timeline Photos
12/04/2011

Timeline Photos

All are welcome...
12/01/2011
The Farmers' March, Occupy the Food System!

All are welcome...

On Sunday, December 4th, farmers, food workers and activists will gather together in New York City for an Occupy Wall Street event to shed light on a food system that puts corporate profits before the health of people and the environment.

11/19/2011

Ocean Water Cocktail Cocktail Recipe

11/19/2011

The USDA May Vote to Weaken Standards for Organic Food

The farm bill will determine the future health of millions of Americans...far too important to be done behind doors clos...
11/19/2011
Secrecy is not the way to craft a new federal farm bill

The farm bill will determine the future health of millions of Americans...far too important to be done behind doors closed to the people...

It's looking as if the so-called congressional super committee may not reach agreement on federal budget cuts by its Nov. 23 deadline.

Big corporations want to sell food laced with chemicals as organic...
11/19/2011
The USDA May Vote to Weaken Standards for Organic Food

Big corporations want to sell food laced with chemicals as organic...

Artificial preservatives and genetically modified ingredients have no place in a healthy food system, but some powerful corporations are urging members of the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to allow them in food labeled organic.

Allowing their use in food labeled organic may sound O...

Hooray for Our Side!
11/19/2011
A Major Victory Against Dangerous Fracking in the Delaware River Basin!

Hooray for Our Side!

The Delaware River basin is one of Nature’s great gifts, providing clean drinking water to 16 million people. For years it has been under threat of being polluted by deep drilling for methane gas, commonly called “natural gas”. But for today at least, it is safe.

11/18/2011

Should pizza count as a vegetable in meals for school kids?

11/13/2011

Ultimat Vodka's Apple Cider Martini Recipe

11/09/2011

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sugar-n-Spice Butter Recipe

Solar is now cost-effective...
11/07/2011
Here Comes Solar Energy

Solar is now cost-effective...

Will our political system delay the energy transformation now within reach?

11/05/2011

Mount Gay Trident Cocktail Recipe

Senior Girl Scouts can earn the new “Locavore” badge by sleuthing out sources and seasons for local food and then le...
11/05/2011
Girl Scouts Go Locavore

Senior Girl Scouts can earn the new “Locavore” badge by sleuthing out sources and seasons for local food and then learning how to create dishes and even whole meals with local fruits and vegetables.

Among the newest Girl Scout badges is one senior scouts earn by going local with food.

For your consideration...TGIF & Cheers!
11/04/2011
Mount Gay Trident Cocktail Recipe

For your consideration...TGIF & Cheers!

The creator of the Mount Gay Trident is none other than author David Wondrich, who you may recall, wrote “Imbibe.” The book won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Book About Wine and Spirits. And as author Gary Regan says, "Imbibe is the best book ever written on the subject of cocktails and ...

11/03/2011

French National Assembly Passes a Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks

Nuff said...
11/03/2011
Classic Southern Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Nuff said...

Just like the banks of the Mississippi River, this cake is ooey, gooey, and chocolate brown. The original Mississippi mud cake is thought to have been created by World War II-era cooks who found a way to use available ingredients to make a dense chocolate.

Should folks divest to protect their health?
11/03/2011
Volatile markets can damage your health - FT.com

Should folks divest to protect their health?

Sharp moves in stock markets are closely correlated with a sharp jump in heart attacks, according to a new analysis of studies in the US and China. Two recent academic articles have found a link between equity trends and coronary heart disease,

French Assembly passes a tax on soft drinks to raise $380 million a year...
11/03/2011
French National Assembly Passes a Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks

French Assembly passes a tax on soft drinks to raise $380 million a year...

In a move that began as a response to rising rates of obesity, the French National Assembly passed a tax on all soft drinks with added sugar or artificial sweeteners to raise $380 million a year.
Beverages such as natutral fruit juices and those containing alcohol will be exempt from the tax. The t...

11/01/2011

Selling Fake Maple Syrup Could Get You 5 Years in Prison

10/30/2011

Seasonal Pumpkin Soup Recipe

10/28/2011

Iceberg Vodka Blood Shot Recipe

10/28/2011

Food Deserts in US Cities & Rural Counties Can Be Deadly

10/28/2011

Chefs Collaborative Announces Winners of 2011 Sustainability Awards

10/28/2011

Milk and Cookies Could Land Moms in Jail

A vodka made from water frozen for 10,000 years...
10/28/2011
Iceberg Vodka Blood Shot Recipe

A vodka made from water frozen for 10,000 years...

This appropriate shooter for the Halloween season comes to us courtesy of our friends at Iceberg Vodka. Iceberg water has been frozen since the last ice age, about 10,000-12,000 years ago, and is 7,000 times purer than tap water, simply the cleanest water on earth, which is why it is used by the dis...

10/27/2011

"You don't need [biotech] for something that nature has already figured out."
- Consuelo Madre, vice president of Monsanto - We agree!

10/27/2011

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink..." - Epicurus

Chefs Collaborative Summit, “Hands on New Orleans – Sustainability in Action”, concludes...
10/27/2011
Chefs Collaborative Announces Winners of 2011 Sustainability Awards

Chefs Collaborative Summit, “Hands on New Orleans – Sustainability in Action”, concludes...

More than 300 chefs and members of the culinary community gathered in New Orleans, from October 23 to 25, for the Chefs Collaborative third Annual National Summit.

The Collaborative galvanizes and educates culinary professionals, from farmers and fishers to chefs and writers, on issues where food a...

10/26/2011

A Simple Recipe for Change from Slow Food USA

10/22/2011

Cockspur Rum's Mayhem Martini Recipe

10/22/2011

Food Plays a Huge Part in This Movement Says Occupier

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