Support the Life's Sweeter with Fewer Sugary Drinks Campaign!
Yesterday, Wednesday, August 31, CSPI officially launched the “Life’s Sweeter with Fewer Sugary Drinks Challenge.” The campaign seeks to reduce soda and sugary drink consumption to a maximum of three cans per week by 2020, a healthy target recommended by the American Heart Association.
Food Day Campaign is Launched!
Thousands of Events on October 24 Will Encourage Americans to ‘Eat Real’
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many of the most prominent voices for change in the food movement and a growing number of health, hunger, and sustainable agriculture groups today announced plans for Food Day—nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food. Organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day will bring people together from across the country to participate in activities and events that encourage Americans to “eat real” and support healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way.
Unusual Facts About Our Beloved Coffee
We all love a good cup of coffee, but here are a few things that you probably didn't know about our beloved brew.
In 2010, 65 countries grew coffee, all of them in the Tropics. No commercial coffee crop has ever been grown in the United States. (A little is grown on Hawaii)
Coffee has its own special days in some counties that are public holidays. In Japan for instance October 1st is 'Coffee Day'. In Ireland it is 19th September and in Costa Rica it is 12th September.
Chefs Collaborative members nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Chefs Collaborative is proud to recognize members in our network who have been nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Be a Perfect Biscuit Maker: Keys and Recipes to Get Them Right
I remember breakfasts in that big farmhouse where I grew up. No matter how cold it was outside, that big square kitchen was always warm and inviting. Mother was a great cook. I remember big platters of bacon and eggs and stacks of hot steaming biscuits. Sometimes there was milk gravy for the biscuits; more often, we just slathered them with butter and homemade jam. With five teenage boys and a caboose of a daughter, we made those stacks disappear.
Later, when I lived in the South, I discovered what Southerners know: biscuits are more than a breakfast food. Hot, steaming biscuits work well with lunch and dinner as well. They accompany soups and traditional meat and vegetable meals equally well.
Growing Herb Gardens Can Be Easy and Fun. Really!
As you are learning the art of herb gardening, you may encounter some 'fun' challenges. Don't let them deter you, as they are usually very minor.
You will need to learn how to prepare your soil and decide which of the many wonderful herbs you want to grow. Selecting the herbs that you want in your garden is the 'fun' challenge that I mentioned earlier.
Some of the herbs recommended for beginners are chives, parsley, summer savory, dill, sweet basil, tarragon, thyme, sweet marjoram, rosemary and sage. If you are having a difficult time narrowing the field and making your selections, you can look at your cookbooks for favorite recipes and use this as a reminder of what you use most often in your cooking. Or, stroll the produce aisle at your favorite market to take a refresher course on the many varieties available.