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Why I love the new food label

Originally posted on Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN:
Food labels have been long overdue for a make-over. After years of pressure from consumer advocacy groups and health experts, the FDA finally released a proposed new food label. *slow clap* Why…

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A Big Day for Food Policy

Michelle Obama kicked ass yesterday, announcing not one, but TWO major policy changes regarding school food: 1) For all schools nationwide that have 40% or more of their students eligible for free-or-reduced meals, all students at that school will receive … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Lucky Northwesterner

It’s true, I mention it more often than I probably should.  But the fact is, I love where I am from.  The Puget Sound is a beautiful, low-key (albeit rainy) part of the country, and I miss a million things … Continue reading

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Ode to the Cast Iron Skillet

Depending on who you ask, on what day, during which season, you might get a million and one different answers to the question: “what is your one essential kitchen tool?” I myself have several answers: a fork for example (what … Continue reading

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80 Thoreau: a must go!

This past Christmas my brother Josh and sister-in-law Jenny gave us the thoughtful gift of fine Massachusetts dining, and we had been saving it for a special occasion.  Last night we got all dolled up and drove out to Concord … Continue reading

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A Culinary Reunion: The Pierce’s Come to Boston

“What are you guys thinking of ordering?” “I don’t know! Listen to this: ‘crispy skin duck breast with brown butter farro, shaved brussels sprouts and pomegranate and pistachio relish, and pomegranate molasses reduction’. I might have to get that. But … Continue reading

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Spring break in snowy Boston

Last week was Spring Break, only there was snow on the ground and I was stuck at work.  Mulling over the lack of a break, and the lack of Spring, in my Spring Break, I made a very quick realization: … Continue reading

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