8 Things You Didn't Know About Heirloom Corn

Taste the rainbow with these storied kernels
Dec 9, 2014 11:00 am

Next time you pick up an ear of corn, skip over the usual yellow cobs and go for the variously colored heirloom kind instead. Not only do they offer distinct flavors that are different from your usual run-of-the-mill kernels, but these varietals come with a rich history on both American continents. Read on to learn all about heirloom corn.

Illustrated Guide: Simple Tomato Tart

Just add ripe tomatoes, herbs, Dijon and thyme
Jul 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Tomato Week is in full swing on Food Republic, so how about a tomato tart recipe in lovely watercolor form? The recipe calls for store-bought puff pastry, so it's an easy yet impressive dish to bring along to a summer cookbout or picnic. Top the tart with a little goat cheese and pair with a salad for a light, seasonal meal. 

Cider Houses Rule

Our ten favorite American hard ciders
Oct 18, 2011 10:01 am

Before German beer became the beverage of choice in this country, hard cider was what people drank. You've heard of Johnny Appleseed, no? It wasn't all for pie. Not only were apples planted in large quantities across the land, but early British settlers used the fruit to make the fermented drink they knew from home.

All Aboard The Ark of Taste

An initiative aims to help save endangered foods
Oct 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Photo: Pen Waggener on Flickr

What do donkey salami, Ligurian bee honey, the Teltow turnip and the Chilean white strawberry have in common? They are all foods that have been classified as endangered. If you think this is a strange list, there's much more where it came from. In order to feast your eyes upon a plethora of endangered foods, climb aboard the Ark of Taste. ...

Saving Heirloom Apples With Cider

New York Cider Week kicks off October 16
Oct 11, 2011 4:01 pm

Brown Snout, Fox Whelp, Newtown Pippin: if you guessed that these were Middle Earth characters or fancy dog breeds, you’d be wrong. They’re actually apple varieties that go into making some of the artisanal hard ciders that will be featured at New York’s upcoming Cider Week.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys Seed Project

Trying to create a nationwide community garden
Apr 5, 2011 5:31 pm
The Fabulous Beekman Boys

A few years ago, city boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge began a plan to give up city life to become gentlemen goat farmers in upstate New York. Kilmer-Purcell, a New York Times bestselling author, ad executive, and former drag queen, and Ridge, former VP of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Living have chronicled their...


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