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Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when you are supporting local farmers--from a nutritional standpoint. The people that eat cheaply will pay for it later in medical cost. The equation always balances. So follow the flavor. From Dan Barber to Vivian Howard to AC--the proof is in the burger. The reason so many chefs cook with so much salt/technique/obfuscation these days is that the proteins most suppliers sell are becoming more and more bland as they have had to use products raised with a focus on yield--as opposed to raising breeds/varietals chosen for flavor. There's an argument to be made that the modern American palate has become dulled as it has been further removed from the practice of food production at the home of any kind. Hence the rise of (gotta admit it's delicious) the pork belly culture--eating only the tasty small parts of the animal, while having no idea or willingness to tolerate off cuts or offal. This loss is at the expense of the appreciation of flavor; the joy of "fishy fish", "grass fed beef", and "heritage breed vegetables." Oh, and pimento cheese sucks.

Posted by whatdoiknow on 11/22/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Mamie Eisenhower's Pumpkin Pie recipe, rescued from oblivion

I found this recipe years ago and have made it often. Best pumpkin pie I have ever had.

Posted by Jan Bauman on 11/12/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

Had dinner at Northside District this past weekend and everything about our experience was excruciatingly slow. Empty drinks went unfilled. When the food finally came out, everything was pretty tasty, but why does it take 40 minutes to make a salad? Its not like the dining room was busy whatsoever.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 11/07/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

^ this guy seems like a blast to have around ^

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Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 11/04/2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

What are your credentials? Are you a chef? A sommelier? How are you qualified to review anything?
Is the Indy so poor and desperate that it hires anyone who likes to eat off the street as a food "expert"?

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Posted by aaaaaaa on 11/02/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

The author of this article appears to have concerns about food security for those who are the most at risk for unhealthy food. I share his concern. While I applaud those who raise organic fruits, nuts, and vegetables as well as pastured animals for human consumption, the cost for those products are prohibitive when it comes to those who are at, below, or just above the poverty level. This is hope. I suggest those of your readers and those who write for or are involved in Indie/Week go to the YES! magazine website. They have had many success stories about food security over the years. One example is: http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/boston-s-emerging-food-economy

You can also do a search for city farming, urban food crops, or city food coops to name a few. Like I stated, they have been involved in solving food insecurity for many years. Why try to reinvent the wheel?

Another site that might be of interest in On the Commons: http://www.onthecommons.org/

There is no reason that the people central NC can't have their own style of making sure all people have food security, and it is well within the limited financial capacity of many among us.

Posted by Kitty Hegemann on 11/01/2016 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

Not only are farm to table resturants expensive but the people who eat there have a elitist attitude. I remember being told by one person that I didn't know anything about local food in a state that my family has been in for 200 years because I don't eat at places like Stanbury. Then they had the nerve to say that they seek those places out calling me ignorant for not doing the same. So I think it's a load of crap. And the funny thing is the ppl who seriously think they know everything about food because they ate at death and taxes or mandolin are the same exact ppl who haven't done things like gone to the archives and read the cookbooks from the ppl who ran Mordecai or the wives of the governors. They don't know about sweet potato pudding lol


As far as farmer markets go the state farmers market isn't that expensive on the outdoor side at least and is about the same price range as kroger. But ppl on snap won't go bc
of the convenience Walmart has. Now given that the state Market really isn't far from a food lion or Walmart I do think ppl on snap can go to Walmart and still get things like basil or fruits and vegetables at the market while still getting the other things Walmart has. The real question is how do they cater to ppl on snap who take the bus.

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Posted by John Curtis Smith on 10/29/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

What is the sound of one brain farting?

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Posted by Vitamin B on 10/27/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

The same reason you're scrutinizing a local free newspaper instead of fixing every other problem in the world?

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Posted by vidvis on 10/27/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

Why are you scrutinizing local growers without any mention of the massive federal subsidies for corn and animal feed, as well as beef and poultry production, which have created the absurdity of the $1 hamburger and $8 bunch of kale in the first place?

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Posted by Vitamin B on 10/27/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “The Greenbox Project Brings Reusable To-Go Boxes to Durham Restaurants

Excellent! I hope they get everybody on board.

Posted by MichaelEdits on 10/22/2016 at 6:11 AM

Re: “The Greenbox Project Brings Reusable To-Go Boxes to Durham Restaurants

Wonderful!!! I hope they get Elmo's on board!

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Posted by jjjohnsonauthor on 10/19/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Napoli Gourmet Pizza’s Roving Truck Slings the Best Pies in the Triangle

Napoli is the only pizza the adults in this house will eat. No equal anywhere in the area. Thank goodness we live in Carrboro!

Posted by Maureen Berner on 10/09/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Napoli Gourmet Pizza’s Roving Truck Slings the Best Pies in the Triangle

It would be amazing pizza in a restaurant. Pizza that good coming from a truck borders on miraculous.

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Posted by Haggie on 10/07/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Thank you all for your suggestions! I've updated the list.

Pickles 1 -- Walt's appears to be closed.
Sam M-B -- Joe's Diner has been closed for quite some time.
kpridge and Karl Lawson -- I received those restaurant names from a source and verified them through a national database of black-owned businesses. (My source must have gotten them from there as well.) You both are correct in that those restaurants are actually not black-owned. I've removed them from our list.

Posted by victoria_foodeditor on 10/04/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Neighborly Affection Springs from the Soil of a Bountiful Garden in Raleigh

I certain hope he is SURE that the soil or compost or fertilizer that he is using in his garden is FREE of CONCENTRATED TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE... not all bags of these products are labelled with "sludge" or "biosolids".... bags of toxic waste can even be legally labelled as ORGANIC....
www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com SEE sewage sludge action network on Facbook..

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Posted by mmdotson on 09/28/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Big Bob's City Grill in Hillsborough! Goodness gracious, it is good!

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Posted by Margaret Wood Cannell on 09/16/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Halgo Deli Brings All the Polish Treats from New Jersey to Alston Avenue

yup love this place, highly recommended.

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Posted by pizza lord on 09/14/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Halgo Deli Brings All the Polish Treats from New Jersey to Alston Avenue

Should've mentioned that you have to call *a couple hours* ahead for the pierogis

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Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 09/14/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Halgo Deli Brings All the Polish Treats from New Jersey to Alston Avenue

LOVE this place. My polish Wigilia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigilia) wouldn't be possible without this place.

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Posted by Gladdek on 09/14/2016 at 11:04 AM

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