October 23rd, 2009

Weekly Digest

pewter flatware

Photo: Pewter baby feeding set (via Cool Mom Picks)

Food News, Things I Crave, Green Your Eats, Tips, Tools & Techniques, and Weekly Roundtable (a roundup of the most recent ChowMama posts).

Food News

  • A great (and informed!) response to critics who claim that locavorism & organic are elitist—with evidence that it all boils down to access (via Chews Wise)
  • Scary! A new study shows that heat can produce a potentially toxic substance in high fructose corn syrup that may have human health implications (via NY Times)
  • It’s cool to eat at school (at least some schools!) (via Civil Eats)
  • But maybe not so much in San Fran… SF schools’ lunch money cut off (via San Fran Chronicle)

Things I Crave

  • Adorable pewter baby feeding set—a great gift for new eaters! (via Cool Mom Picks)
  • Eco Friendly Toddler Flatware Sets for On-The-Go Meals (via Inhabitots)
  • Sustainable, organic baked goods… delivered to my door. Sound too good to be true? Well check out Dulcinea (via Springwise)

Green Your Eats

  • This time I mean green as in money! Frugal cooking lessons from other tough economic times (via NY Times)
  • Have you eliminated plastic wrap from your kitchen completely? Here’s how one cook got rid of it as part of her baking routine, to ditch the plastic stuff once and for all (via The Kitchn)

Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Calling all pastry chefs! Jacques Torres’ 5 Must Have Pastry Tools (via Serious Eats)
  • DO THIS TONIGHT! Make a Fake Shack burger, an (apparently very close) approximation of the famed—and utterly delicious—Shake Shack burger (via Serious Eats)
  • Ever bought a container of buttermilk for one recipe and then were stuck with the leftovers? This ultimate buttermilk recipe repository is the answer—bookmark this! (via Pink of Perfection)
  • Apple cider gives a fall twist to classic onion soup (via The Detroit News)
  • Get frustrated when your boiled eggs don’t cooperate? It may not be you! Read more about why fresh eggs are harder to peel (via Serious Eats)

Weekly Roundtable

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