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'Locally' Grown Restaurant Claims Are Often Bogus

Tampa food critic exposes the deceptions

(Newser) - If you've ever paid a premium for "locally sourced" food in a neighborhood restaurant, there's a decent chance you've been ripped off. That's the inescapable conclusion of an investigative piece in the Tampa Bay Times by veteran food critic Laura Reiley. The main headline "... More »

Hottest Trend in Dining: Gardens

According to chefs, who say they're cheap, and popular

(Newser) - Chefs have responded to the local food movement by going as local as it gets: their own gardens. In a survey of 2,000 chefs by the National Restaurant Association, a third identified gardening as the top restaurant trend of 2010, the AP reports. Growing produce, they’ve discovered, is... More »

Quietly, Moonshine Makes a Comeback

Homemade spirits find a loyal following; pity about the jail sentences

(Newser) - Whether it's a result of the recession or an outgrowth of the local food movement, more and more Americans are getting in on the craze for do-it-yourself food and drink. But there's a small problem with homemade spirits—unlike smoking salmon or pickling cukes, distilling your own whiskey or grappa... More »

Best Sites for Foodies

Whether you're looking to buy, cook, or just eat, the Internet has something for you

(Newser) - Aspiring foodies have thousands of resources available to them on the Internet, and Mashable lists 15 of the best sites for buying, cooking, and eating food:
  • For locavores: Foodzie and Foodoro are online marketplaces for small, independent producers. Local Harvest connects users with farms in their area, while the Locavore
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First Lady Pushes Fresh Food

From White House to food banks, Michelle Obama advocates nutrition

(Newser) - When Michelle Obama served lunch to the homeless last week in Washington, she didn't just praise the soup kitchen; she praised the menu. "We can provide this kind of healthy food for communities across the country," the first lady said of the mushroom risotto and apple-carrot muffins at... More »

Where's the Beef? Being Butchered in the Kitchen

To get the best cuts and top quality, more chefs go DIY

(Newser) - Brooklyn eatery Marlow & Sons gets its pork by the pig and beef by the half-ton steer, and it's not alone in its whole-hog approach. A growing number of restaurants are sidestepping industrial meat all together, instead butchering entire carcasses right on the premises. There's some of the old "... More »

Locavore Movement Spurs Luxe Niche

Personal gardeners, chefs spring from move to locally grown food

(Newser) - The number of people seeking out locally raised food—locavores-—is on the rise, reports the New York Times, as are businesses that cater to them. People too busy (or lazy) to plant their own garden or visit a local vegetable dealer are hiring people to find the best regional... More »

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