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GM Foods in the Spotlight

Its not easy being GM Two recent articles, one featured on National Public Radio, and the second on New York Times Op-Ed page, both look at the trials and tribulations of the approval process for  new GM products. In his … Continue reading

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Ferme Bethanoun

A Family Run farm Last week, I had a chance to visit another cheese producer in the Pyrenees of the French Basque countries (I say “another” because last Spring, I visited Ferme Kukulu which is just outside of the Basque … Continue reading

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Famous Trout

The cold streams of the Pyrenees are renowned for the wonderful quality of the freshwater fish they produce.  For this reason, one can find the designation Truite de Banca in markets and on menus throughout the  the Southwest of Franc. … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday at the Farmers Market

Saturday morning,  having coffee at a Greek restaurant up the street from the University District Farmers Market, reading Michael Lynch’s In Praise of Reason, thinking the reasonable course might be to stay here instead of going out into the rain … Continue reading

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Where did the flavor go?

It looks so nice;  why doesn’t it taste better? “Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless?” This is the question posed by a recent New York Times article by … Continue reading

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Farm Table Report – University Market May 26

9am Saturday at the University Farmers Market Memorial Day Weekend and the weather feels almost like summer.  Even at 9am, the air is warm, no breeze, few clouds. I took the old number 43 bus to the University Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

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University Farmers Market

The sky looked broken and unpromising on the way to the University Farmers Market this morning.  The market itself, by contrast, had a decidedly early Spring feel; not cold but not really warm.  Snatches of sunshine breaking through the clouds … Continue reading

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Benefit for Green Plate Special at Cafe Presse

What:  Benefit for Green Plate Special at the Corner Table When:  Tuesday May 29, 2012, 6:30pm Where:  The back room at Cafe Presse Cafe Presse is Happy to Welcome Green Plate Special If you follow this blog, you know that … Continue reading

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Ferme KUKULU in Espelette

During a recent visit to the Southwest of France, we visited one of the artisan cheese makers who’s cheeses we are lucky enough to feature on our cheese board at both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse.  Ferme Kukulu is located … Continue reading

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Garbure Béarnaise

The  region of the Béarn in the Pyrenees Atlantique has a rich culinary tradition, one that it shares in part with its neighbors.  To the north is Gascony, with its love all things duck, including the use of duck fat, … Continue reading

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