Melissa Mauro

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Do you know where your favorite foods come from?

<b>This fun infographic maps the ingredients in the U.S.A.'s top 20 foods.</b><p>Knowing the source of one’s food has become an obsession in certain circles of …

Food

This Pickle Company Achieved Zero Food Waste By Turning Scraps Into Compost And Bloody Marys

Getting to zero food waste is very possible: it just takes a little creative thinking.<p>In the early days of The Real Dill, a pickle company that Denver locals Justin Park and Tyler DuBois founded in 2012, the two friends were tossing around 300 pounds of food scraps in the trash every week. Cucumber …

Sustainability

Farmer in Welch sees local food as key to revitalizing coal town business

WELCH — Where some residents see empty, abandoned buildings in McDowell County, Joel McKinney sees the future of food.<p>He sees rows upon rows of …

Anthony Bourdain’s new doc Wasted! will make you think differently about food waste

“What does a chef do? They take something that’s ugly and tough and transform it into something wonderful,” Anthony Bourdain says in the newly …

How to build a strong local food system

<b>It goes beyond farmers' markets and CSA shares.</b><p>Before we had ‘local food,’ we just had food. Communities fed themselves with whatever was produced in …

Agriculture

Dehydrate To Preserve Food - Real Food

Many years ago, when I was still single and bees, chickens, and gardens weren't even a twinkle in my eye, I bought myself a dehydrator. It was the …

Food Preservation

Incredible Algae Dome absorbs sun and CO2 to produce superfood and oxygen

Industrial agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions – but what if there was a way to sustainably produce food while solving some of …

30 of the Best Whole Foods Products You Can Order on Amazon Right Now

Sure, the initial news of Amazon purchasing Whole Foods upset me, but Amazon has really impressed me with the changes it's made so far, including instating significant price drops that have already gone into effect in stores, not to mention setting up an online store on Amazon.com. While the Whole …

Paris embellishes skyline with organic rooftop farms

Paris has taken the farm out of the field and planted parts of it onto its rooftops to make the city greener and more sustainable. This summer, metro operator RATP became one of the first companies to host a commercial farm on one of its roofs.<p>A sudden breeze carrying gentle notes of basil and mint …

Aquaponics

It is time for Toronto pedestrians to stand up for their rights

Jenna Morrison was 38 years with a five-year-old son and another child on the way when she was struck and killed by a truck while riding her bicycle one fall day in 2011. The incident at the corner of Sterling Road and Dundas Street West galvanized Toronto's cycling community. Throngs of cyclists …

Bike Lanes

Impossible Foods Vegan Burger Bleeds Like Real Meat

A burger is the all-American food. There is nothing quite like a meaty patty grilled to perfection on a warm summer day. Well, unless it's a vegan …

New York City

Eat Like A Japanese Buddhist Monk at Goose Hollow’s Ichiza Kitchen

Taking over the intimate venue formerly home to Homegrown Smoker in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, Ichiza Kitchen and Teahouse began steeping ancient oolong teas on July 15, and it brings the unique Japanese dining style <i>shojin ryori</i>: to eat like vegetarian Buddhist monks. That means traditional tea …

Tea House

Butterscotch pie

ImageByMrs S. WarbyAbstractThree layers of lovely in this pie, with a buttery pastry base, butterscotch filling and fluffy meringue. This recipe, …

Butterscotch

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Your Caprese Salad Doesn't Need Tomatoes

Swap tomatoes for fruit like figs and peaches this summer.<p>Confession: <b>I hate raw tomatoes</b>. It's something about the seedy, watery texture and the acidic flavor that just doesn't work for me. They're fine when they're cooked—roasted, blitzed into tomato sauce, or in soup primed for grilled cheese …

Food Preservation

Recycled Craft - Mexican Tin Heart Folk Art

Sometimes a craft idea hits me so quickly I need to drop whatever I’m doing and get started right away. This is what happened to me a couple of …

Crafting

One of Austin’s Weirdest Homes: Sharon’s Folk Art House

Sharon’s Folk Art House living room<p>When I visited Sharon’s Brentwood home during Weird Homes Tour 2015, I was in awe. Her 1,500-square-foot home …

This Baker Makes Gorgeous Embroidery-Inspired Cookies

And it's seriously mesmerizing to watch.<p>We've never met a cookie we didn't want to eat. But if there was ever going to be one that fit into that category, we bet it'd be designed by Judit Czinkné Poór. She's a pastry chef and artist at a cake-decorating shop named Mézesmanna in Hungary and first …

Please Buy This Disneyland

The historic & homemade Hamtramck Disneyland is on Zillow<p>In an era where outsider art is both appreciated and bulldozed in the interest of land …

General Motors

50 Best Things to Do in Georgia: Sleep inside folk art wonderland Paradise Garden

Sleep inside folk art wonderland Paradise Garden<p>Photograph by Audra Melton<p>Nearly 50 years ago, God inspired Howard Finster to build Paradise Garden, …

Should schools serve local food?

Seasonal menus, bake-offs and an army of ‘Jamie Olivers’ are helping more UK schools offer locally sourced lunches. But what’s the secret to making the switch?<p>At a state school in Harrogate, Steve Ashburn is busy serving 950 lunches to hungry children – using ingredients sourced from local …

Jamie Oliver

How Recycled Water Could Revolutionise Sustainable Development

Tamara Avellán, <i>United Nations University</i><p>By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.<p>In a world where vital resources are increasingly scarce, nations cannot afford to flush them down the drain. But that is exactly what we do. After we use water in …

Sustainability

Arts District awarded $15M to spend on bike- and pedestrian-friendly upgrades

New sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes<p>The city of Los Angeles has been awarded $14.85 million in state funding for building sidewalks, bike lanes, and other upgrades for people on foot and on bikes in the Arts District, the <i>Downtown News</i> reports. The AD continues to be a draw for its restaurants, …

Urban Design

eVolo 2017 Winners Announced

It’s that time again. Our favorite skyscraper competition has announced its winners, and indeed another great collection of ideas it is. Off course …

Sub-Saharan Africa

7 Secret NYC Gardens You Must Visit This Spring

If the relentless pace of the city has you down, it’s time to step away from it all. Need somewhere to go? Look no further than your own …

10 Fruits and Vegetables to Look for in Early Spring Farmers’ Markets - One Green Planet

Most of us think of spring as the time when things start growing, but a visit to any springtime farmers’ market will reveal the fact that some plants …

Food

You’ll Want to Make This Spring Seasonal Vegetable Galette Hack ASAP

Spring has sprung! The weather is warming up and daffodils are starting to pop up in the most unexpected places, making it the perfect time to hit up the local farmers’ market. There’s nothing better than coming home with a bounty of florals, fruits, and vegetables for the week.<p>But let’s be real: …

Pie

Butternut and Cabbage Mild Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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Curries

The Ultimate Vegan Mac n Cheese (GF)

Recipe Notes<p><b>*Cashews:</b> To make things easier, you can prep ahead, and pre-soften your cashews by placing them in cool water for 4 hours, or overnight …

America's Test Kitchen finds a vegan mayonnaise game-changer

For many cooks, mayonnaise is a go-to condiment for spreading on sandwiches, adding a creamy and tangy kick to salads, or using in place of butter on …