Category Archives: Food

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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Chicago Offers Great Pescovegetarian Ethnic Eats

Whenever I go back to the Chicago area, I’m always impressed by the dazzling array of ethnic restaurants. While there’s plenty of fine dining—and pricey—options in Chicago, it’s easy to find fun, inexpensive, vegetarian ethnic food in both the city … Continue reading

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Feasting on Food Festivals in Boston

Boston was the site of two great food festivals this weekend. Judging by the crowds, Bostonians have a big appetite for not just eating good food, but talking about it as well. The first of the festivals, “Let’s Talk About … Continue reading

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Celebrate “October Feast” in Boston

I’m designating October 1-30, 2013 as “October Feast” in Boston. Frankly, I didn’t think we could top last October’s spectacular month of food events or even this September’s pleasures (check out my post on JP Patch for the remaining events this month), … Continue reading

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