Category Archives: Food

Tasting a Bite of Barcelona

    Barcelona is known as a foodie paradise. I expected to love the food there, but my eating experiences on a recent vacation were decidedly mixed.

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New Crop of Food Entrepreneurs Are Hungry For Funds

Slow Money Boston showcased another exciting crop of food-related entrepreneurs in Cambridge on April 29, 2014.  As always, the entrepreneurs seeking funds were an eclectic bunch, including two farmers, a fermented beverages coop, a grass-fed beef jerky producer, a compost company, … Continue reading

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Not Whooping for Wegmans Yet

East coast supermarket chain Wegmans opened its first Boston-area store this morning in Chestnut Hill, Mass., to the ecstatic delight of many shoppers. While I’m intrigued by what they offer,  I’m not ready to sign up for the Wegmans cult … Continue reading

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Wrap-up: Traceability is the New Black

As I wandered through the aisles of this year’s Seafood Expo North America, I was surprised but encouraged to see the word “traceable” displayed alongside the word “sustainable” on many booths.

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Candied Salmon Strips, Salted Herring, and Seafood Pasta

As a seafood-eating vegetarian, I usually have to be very careful about asking if foods contain any meat. So one of the many things I love about coming to the Seafood Expo is being able to eat almost anything displayed! … Continue reading

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Patrick McMurray Teaches Me about Oysters

I’m a relatively recent oyster lover. Growing up in a Kosher home in the Chicago area, oysters weren’t common fare.  My first taste of a raw bivalve was a quahog someone slipped me when I worked as a camp counselor … Continue reading

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Three Local Foods to Enjoy This Winter

Eating local food in winter is—literally—a pale comparison to the bounties of spring, summer, and fall—but here’s a trio of things I’m enjoying this winter: The Neighborhood Farm’s dry shelling beans, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, and alFreshCo’s Locally Sourced … Continue reading

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Helping Urban Ag Businesses Stay Lean and Local

Urban agriculture businesses—both start-ups and those in business for just a year or two—often need some help getting planted in the less-than-fertile city soil. The ad hoc Boston-area discussion and problem-solving group started by Food Sol’s Rachel Greenberger is continuing … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Blossoms in Boston

A burgeoning urban agriculture movement is blossoming in the middle of winter in Boston, and it’s not because of climate change. From Fresh Truck (a mobile, healthy, affordable grocery store) and farmers building movable raised beds to cutting-edge city, state, … Continue reading

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My three favorite words: Local, green and fair

The PescoVegetarian Times is interrupting our regularly scheduled blog post to bring you a commercial for my favorite cause: the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN).  I joined the SBN board this year, but I’ve been an enthusiastic member for … Continue reading

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