sustainability

Why Former "Trash Fish" Are The New Stars Of Seafood

Chefs are encouraging diners to try new species
Mar 24, 2015 12:00 pm

Americans are pretty predictable when it comes to ordering fish for dinner. We like our salmon, tuna and tilapia just fine, thank you. But beyond those oh-so-common varieties, the average Joe tends to get a little skittish. Lately, though, there’s been a concerted effort among the nation’s best chefs to help make regular people comfortable with eating all kinds of aquatic life.

Sustainability Advocate Michel Nischan Is The James Beard Humanitarian Of The Year

Top honors after 30 years of advocacy
Jan 27, 2015 2:30 pm

We're obviously big fans of Michel Nischan here at Food Republic. Back in 2012, we devoted an entire week to stories deemed important enough by the Westport, CT-based chef, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable food movement. Now, we're happy to report that another organization is duly celebrating Nischan's important work. On Monday, the James Beard Foundation named Nischan its Humanitarian of the Year for 2015.

10 Very Good Reasons To Start Eating Bugs

Hoppers, crickets, ants and other tasty critters
Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm

In case you've been living under a rock (bug joke!), you've heard that insects are slowly but surely crawling onto menus all over the country. They're low in fat, high in protein, vitamins and minerals and eating them is better for the environment than farmed meat. But before you reach for the fly-swatter, hear us out: they're also delicious. Discover 10 ways we like getting our grub on, not limited to brownies, tacos and burgers.

Video: Breaking Down What "Grass-Fed" Means, Step-By-Step

PBS' Lexicon of Sustainability: free-range edition
Apr 4, 2014 9:00 am

You're well-aware that grass-fed beef comes from grass-fed cows, but do you know exactly how it works? It's not just "let the cows out in the field and wait til they come home." Chickens are involved, as is carbon dioxide and a lengthy digestion process that benefits not only the cow, but we who consume it. Check out this video from PBS Food, after the jump.

The Ted X Manhattan Food Talk Is March 1. Here's Why You Should Stream Online.

One-day event to explore the food system
Feb 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Everybody enjoys watching a good TED talk. The global set of conferences explores “ideas worth spreading,” with speakers given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in innovative and engaging ways. We’re particularly excited about their upcoming “Changing the Way We Eat” event on Saturday, March 1st at The TimesCenter in New York City. Here's why.

The 2014 Good Food Award Winners Are Announced

Annual awards honor food producers, farmers
Jan 20, 2014 1:00 pm

The annual Good Food Awards took place last week. The ceremonies honor producers who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities. Ten categories are awarded: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oil, pickles, preserve and spirits. More information, and some of the winners, after the jump.

Kickstart This: In The Know With 'How Does It Grow?'

A video series following food from farm to fork
Dec 2, 2013 3:00 pm

You may know whats in season, and maybe even have a vague idea of where it comes from, but do you really know how those Brussels sprouts grow? What about the cinnamon you enjoy on your oatmeal every morning? Chickpeas? Anyone? The fact is most of us don't know how our food grows, and we should. Enter How Does It Grow?

Kickstart This: Civil Eats Goes Pro!

Food community resource takes it to the next level
Oct 17, 2013 10:00 am
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Break out your Paypal passwords, friends, cause Civil Eats needs your spare dough to become the great website it's always been...only now everyone gets paid! Stay up-to-date on food policy, the who's-who of Slow Food, one nation's quest to label GMOs (it's us), Meatless Monday, eye-opening documentaries and more. With one day left to donate, time's running out!

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