food politics

Politics of the Plate: Score One for Farm Workers

For the first time, a large Florida tomato grower agrees to increase wages and eliminate worker abuse in its fields.

Slow-Cooked Tomato and Herb White Beans

These soupy beans resonate with the deep notes of tomato, garlic, and thyme.
October 2009

Tomato and Tomatillo Gazpacho

Celebrate the last of the hot weather with a spirited, chunky gazpacho in the Mexican mode.
September 2009
food + cooking

Extreme Frugality: The Way of the Carters

Fighting the good fight and holding back the slugs.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Before and After the Blight

Widespread in the Northeast, late blight is a tomato and potato disease you need to know about, and fast.
food + cooking

Gardening 101: Tomato Support Group

It ain’t heavy; it’s my tomato plant. And it needs help now, in the form of a cage, a stake, or even a bamboo teepee.

Vodka-Spiked Cherry Tomatoes with Pepper Salt

These tender, potent little orbs make a splendid Bloody Mary–esque addition to a beach-blanket picnic or a fancy cocktail party.
August 2009

Tomato and Corn Pie

What’s integral here is a very thin biscuit crust instead of one made of pastry dough, making this a light lunch or brunch for summer.
August 2009
food + cooking

CIAO, ROMA! Lunch and Dinner Edition

Because, even in Rome, one cannot live on coffee and gelato (and sorbetto and granita) alone.
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