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US Organic Food Industry Is Celebrating Success, but Is That What the Numbers Say?

The Union Square farmer's market in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
The Union Square farmer's market in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

The Organic Trade Association announced this week that the organic food industry in the United States is nearing a record 5 percent of the country’s total...

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Don’t Miss Out on Taiwan’s Best-Known Treat: Pineapple Cake

If you have been the lucky recipient of feng li su, or pineapple cake, from someone who loves you in Taiwan, you know how delicious these bite-sized rectangular prisms are. Pineapple cake has a crumbly and buttery blanket of crust …... Read More




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    Traditional Matcha Tea Gets Whirled, Dusted, Infused in US

    LOS ANGELES—More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into... Read more

  • Goji Berries. (Marek Uliasz/iStock/ThinkStock)

    Goji Berries: A Superfood Handed Down for 2,500 Years

    As I grab a handful of goji berries and toss them into the blender filled with fruits and leafy greens, my mom chuckles from across the... Read more

  • Matthew Perry

    Some Maple Sap This Season Headed From Tree Tap to Beer Tap

    CHATHAM, N.Y.— The maple sap bubbling away in Ron Davis’s upstate New York sugar house is destined for pancakes, waffles, sweets, and—for years now—beer kegs... Read more

  • McDonalds Chicken

    McDonald’s Revamps Grilled Chicken to Cut Ingredients

    NEW YORK—McDonald’s said it is simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the latest sign the company is rethinking... Read more

  • Dopo East Ristorante Italiano

    Dopo East: A Worthy Destination for Wines

    Dopo East is the East Side’s upscale version of the popular Times Square restaurant Dopo Teatro, which is Italian for “after the theater.” The same... Read more

  • Food Waste Movement

    Chef Dan Barber Shows Off Waste

    What’s for dinner? How about leftover cartilage of skate with herring-head tartar sauce, cured tuna blood line aioli, or a meat loaf of offal and... Read more

  • Ladybug Cake. (Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    ‘Cake My Day’

    What better way to welcome spring than with these cheery cakes! Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of the best-selling “Hello Cupcake!”, have just published... Read more

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    Don’t Just Eat That Ramen: Go to a Museum and Learn About It

    TOKYO— There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There’s the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever... Read more

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    LuckyRice: Boldly Going Where No Asian Food Has Gone Before

    Don’t look for pad Thai. There’s none here. And forget spring rolls. The world of LuckyRice is for fearless food lovers of an adventurous stripe... Read more

  • Matcha. (Thinkstock.com)

    The Magic of Matcha

    If you haven’t already hopped onto the matcha train, you should consider getting onboard. Matcha is high in antioxidants, boosts memory and concentration, increases energy... Read more

  • Easter Butter Lambs at the Danish Maid Butter Company in Chicago where 155,000 butter lambs were produced for this Easter season. The butter lambs, usually about the size of a stick of butter, are a traditional part of the Easter table for many families of eastern European descent. The Chicago creamery start work on the butter lambs about two months before Easter and distributes them to grocery stores in eight states around the Midwest, East Coast and West. (AP/M. Spencer Green)

    For Some at Easter, It’s Not the Ham… It’s the Butter Lamb

    CHICAGO—Baked ham and brightly colored eggs are standard Easter fare for many families. But for some, it’s the butter that takes center stage. That is,... Read more

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    Peanuts Linked to Same Heart, Longevity Benefits as More Pricey Nuts

    Nuts, a food you may have been avoiding because of their high fat content, have been gaining traction as an all-natural health food. Tree nuts... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by Natural Machines on Feb. 5, 2015 shows a plate decoration depicting a panda made by a food printer. Like more traditional 3-D printers, food printers work by printing out successive layers of edible material. (AP Photo/Natural Machines)

    3-D Printing Aims to Rewrite the Script on Cooking and Tech

    Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It’s all... Read more

  • Last year's Food+Enterprise conference. (Courtesy of Food+Enterprise)

    2015 Food+Enterprise Conference Feb. 27–March 1

    Social impact summit Food+Enterprise will take place Feb. 27–March 1 in Brooklyn. The event is dedicated to collaboration between farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants, funders, and investors... Read more

  • Dishes from last year's C-CAP benefit. (Courtesy of C-CAP)

    C-CAP 25th Anniversary Benefit on March 3

    In high school, Kelvin Fernandez followed his sweetheart into a cooking class. He’s been hooked on cooking ever since. At only 17, Fernandez was cooking... Read more

  • Italian Greyhound. (Courtesy of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina)

    Giovanni Rana Pastificio Launches Aperitivo Hour

    Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina inside Chelsea Market is launching an Aperitivo Hour. Though best known for its fresh pasta, the 50-year-old company is cooking... Read more


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