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Ingredient Wed Oct 13 2010

Veggie Haters to the Left

The Washington Post chronicles the progress of the Michelle Obama-inspired Chefs Move! to Schools project at a west side elementary school. Although the picture shows that Jocelyn hates the vegetables she sampled, the visit did earn some respect for bell pepper and spinach.

Veggies are a hard sell on kids. I know when I was a wee gal, vegetables were tasteless, nutrition-free experiences--iceberg lettuce smothered in Ranch dressing and celery smothered in peanut butter. It's no wonder I grew up hating the produce aisle, but as an adult I grew to adore two hardcore vegetables--spinach and beets--but only after a lot of experimentation and sampling of well-made dishes (I credit Lula Cafe's spinach, goat cheese and craisin salad as a catalyst).

Anyone else out there want to share their own vegetable-related struggle?

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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