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We know that you know that citrus is something to celebrate, but we want to help you maximize your appreciation for all things citrus by learning some quick tips for using the whole fruit. Lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, we know you love it, but that beautiful protective peel is full of flavor and eager for its time to shine. When Labels Matter: You know that we love
If you’re looking for more information on our seasonal spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series! We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! Most titles available through the Carnegie Library system! This month we’re talking about citrus, charcuterie, and cultural & traditional cuisine! For the Kiddos: Under the Lemon Moon by Edith Hope Fine The Red Lemon by Bob Staake The Strange ...
When people think about how important the potato is to world cuisine, we often think back to when we first heard about the Irish Famine of the 1840s. This event has been imprinted onto our minds for many reasons–one glaring reason is the intense hunger and starvation of the poorest people in Ireland, with the fewest resources to access food.
No doubt by now you’ve heard pretty much everyone speaking in terms of sustainability: sustainable development, sustainable business, sustainable agriculture, sustainable seafood, and so on. The question always arises: “What exactly does it mean?” What’s great about talking about sustainable food is that there’s room for interpretation, dialogue, theory, practice, a multitude of voices, but unfortunately, this is also the downside.
If there’s anything that Pittsburgh cherishes more than the Steelers, it’s pierogies (or pierogi, the more traditional Polish spelling). Plump dumplings filled with potato, cheese, sauerkraut, and other cold weather favorites, pierogies are the perfect comfort food for six more weeks of winter. Pierogies are also perfect to highlight one of our February Seasonal Spotlights, potatoes!
Feeling a little landlocked when it comes to selecting and preparing seafood? You are not alone! But there’s no reason to jump ship when confronted with the seafood counter. With a little bit of knowledge, you’ll be well on your way to preparing healthy, sustainable seafood dishes at home! Have a Seafood Strategy: When it comes to seafood, it pays to plan ahead. First, think of your audience!
We want to help sustain wild, diverse and healthy oceans that will exist long into the future. We do this by following the recommendations of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program and encouraging our customers to purchase seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that minimize their environmental impact. Learn more about the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program.
If you’re looking for more information on our seasonal spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series! Partnering with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we’ll showcase books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! All titles can be found through the Pittsburgh Library system unless otherwise indicated. This month we’re talking about biodiversity and sustainability through potatoes and seafood! For the Kiddos: One Potato by ...
The correct recipe for cassoulet? Everyone’s got an opinion. Our Dirt to Plate series is back with Chef Steve’s version of this classic French peasant food dish featuring one of our January Seasonal Spotlights, heirloom beans! Want to learn more about how to cook with beans, grow heirloom crops in your garden, or why biodiversity is so crucial for our food system? Check out our
Somewhere a while back, humans made the transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers, adopting agriculture (and with it, seed saving) as the primary means of subsistence. That’s a wildly boiled down view of our food history, but the change was made and it was a dramatic shift. Populations increased, birth and mortality rates changed, migration patterns changed, and our diets changed.
Typically when someone refers to a dish as “peasant food,” they mean that it’s a traditional dish from a specific culture/region/cuisine that was standard fare for the lower classes in a certain time period. If components of the dish were interchangeable (and indeed one would argue that they must have been based on availability) the dish would still be recognized as a unique meal.
Dried beans can be a little intimidating because they require a lot of what we all feel like we don’t have: time. But, the benefits of using dried beans over the convenience of canned are worth it! With some planning and patience, you’ll dispel any mystery behind the magic. Be Kind to Yourself: Planning ahead can seem like a hassle but once you get into a groove you’ll find that meal ...
If you’re looking for more information on our seasonal spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series! We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! Most titles available through the Carnegie Library system! This month we’re talking about dried beans, beets, heirloom crops, and organic growing! For the Kiddos: Beans by Roz Denny From Bean to Bean Plant by Anita Ganeri Edgar, Allan, and Poe ...
Steve’s back with a perfect recipe for the holidays! Try his Sausage & Dried Cherry Stuffing, sure to warm your family up this winter!