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Organic Farming and the Rise of 'Green Pesticides'

Organic Farming and the Rise of 'Green Pesticides' | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The boom in demand for organically grown foods has led to a sharp rise in the relatively small number of organic farms. And for conventional farmers, there's a whole toolbox of approved chemicals waiting to help them transition to organic.
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Le signore del "pasticciotto" di Bomba :: "Pasticciotto" Ladies from Bomba

Le signore del "pasticciotto" di Bomba :: "Pasticciotto" Ladies from Bomba | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
What happens in Bomba, a village of scarcely a thousand people in the Sangro area (Abruzzo), when a big wedding is on the way? Everybody is invited to the "ricevimento", an informal party for frien...
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Italian Flavours :: In Vino... Venea

Italian Flavours :: In Vino... Venea | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The English Idiom "good things come in small packages" translates the Italian "nella botte piccola c'è il vino buono" (small casks carry top-quality wine)...
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Learning to love our bodies | Eva Wiseman

Learning to love our bodies | Eva Wiseman | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A young woman dies taking diet pills; girls as young as eight are dissatisfied with their bodies... How raising awareness around obesity is triggering eating disorders I’m trying to remember how I felt about my body when I was eight.
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What you need to know about antibiotics in livestock

What you need to know about antibiotics in livestock | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard some controversy about antibiotics being used on farm animals – what’s the deal? First, it’s important to clarify what we’re actually worried about.
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Enviromental Theatre and the Festival of the Gnomes

Enviromental Theatre and the Festival of the Gnomes | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
La festa degli gnomi è molto particolare, piena di colori e giochi, un bel modo di far trascorrere a ragazzi di tutte le età del tempo nel verde e nel rispetto dell'ambiente. Il festival si svolge ...
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How Nature Changes the Brain

How Nature Changes the Brain | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.
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Toni Morrison on How to Be Your Own Story and Reap the Rewards of Adulthood in a Culture That Fetishizes Youth

Toni Morrison on How to Be Your Own Story and Reap the Rewards of Adulthood in a Culture That Fetishizes Youth | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
“There is nothing… more gratifying than true adulthood… Its achievement is a difficult beauty, an intensely hard won glory, which commercial forces and cultural vapidity should not be permitted to deprive you of.” In May of 2004, a decade after...
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Trabocchi part 1 :: Moonlight Dinner in 7 photos

Trabocchi  part 1 :: Moonlight Dinner in 7 photos | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Instead of tossing your leftover greens, turn them into “meatballs”

Instead of tossing your leftover greens, turn them into “meatballs” | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
We’re serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.
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Umberto Eco’s Advice to Writers

Umberto Eco’s Advice to Writers | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
“If we think that our reader is an idiot, we should not use rhetorical figures, but if we use them and feel the need to explain them, we are essentially calling the reader an idiot.
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Is My Red Wine Cold Enough?

Is My Red Wine Cold Enough? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Is My Red Wine Cold Enough? Serving wine at the correct temperature makes a world of difference to its taste—but it’s not as simple as ‘warm a red and chill a white.’
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PUNCH | A New Extreme for Underwater Wine Aging

PUNCH | A New Extreme for Underwater Wine Aging | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Every few months, a story will surface about how a team of divers exploring some shipwreck off the coast of Sweden or Poland-or some other remote location-
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The Vineyard-to-Table Wine Trend

The Vineyard-to-Table Wine Trend | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Top restaurants use their wine lists to highlight the personal stamps and philosophies of the people shepherding the wines from grape to bottle.
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A Truly Original Baby Name Will Cost You More Than $30K

A Truly Original Baby Name Will Cost You More Than $30K | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The paradox of naming trends is that unconventional names have become the norm.
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Disco champagne: new, super-sweet varieties designed for cocktails

Disco champagne: new, super-sweet varieties designed for cocktails | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Victoria Moore on the new super-sweet champagne to drink on the rocks, with a sprig of herbs, or in a simple summer cocktail
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‘I was cross that my child had to beg the prime minister for a drug’

‘I was cross that my child had to beg the prime minister for a drug’ | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Sue Barnley’s son has a rare fatal disease.
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The Taable: A Look at the Visual Culture of Today

The Taable: A Look at the Visual Culture of Today | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Axel Oswith and Amanda Kusai are the brains behind The Taable, a multidisciplinary creative hub devoted to art direction and photography.
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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.
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I'm not a tea drinker per se but I can understand the fascination. I love the different smells from the teas.

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Ready for a bold take on refreshing bubbles? Try makgeolli

Ready for a bold take on refreshing bubbles? Try makgeolli | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Makgeolli is a fermented rice wine from Korea, and you may have to hunt a bit to find it in the U.S. Some Asian grocers sell it, but your best bet is at liquor stores located in or near Asian communities.
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The Diaper Dilemma

The Diaper Dilemma | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Infants use about 240 diapers per month. A year’s supply of diapers costs $936. That means a single mother mother working full time at the minimum wage can expect to spend 6 percent of her annual pay on Pampers alone.
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Lieven Dejaeghere creates affordable apartments inside the classrooms of an old Belgian school

Lieven Dejaeghere creates affordable apartments inside the classrooms of an old Belgian school | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Glass partitions divide up the interior spaces of apartments created within a former school building in the Belgian city of Izegem by local architect Lieven Dejaeghere (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Summer nights are hotter in your state

Summer nights are hotter in your state | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Global warming often conjures scenes of sweaty, scorching summer days, but daytime temperatures aren’t the only thing expected to rise in a warming world.
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Don't diet, detox your fridge

Don't diet, detox your fridge | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Chocolate, pizza, butter? Yes really. ‘Eating clean’ – the latest foodie phenomenon – doesn’t mean ditching treats, just choosing the best ingredients.
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Pastry Notes :: "Bocconotti di Castelfrentano" A bit of Heaven

Pastry Notes :: "Bocconotti di Castelfrentano" A bit of Heaven | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

To put it bluntly, I don't like cakes, sweets, pastries and so forth. If I needed a treat, I'd rather go for a slice of pizza, some "pane bruschettato" or some focaccia. But...

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Hip-Hop Went Vegan

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Hip-Hop Went Vegan | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Hennessy and bubbly—once considered the trappings of success in the rap world—are giving way to a plant-based diet that has everyone from Jay Z to Jermaine Dupri backing its virtues.
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