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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

food trends and technology | Jul 21, 2014

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Posted by NPR Food

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

farmers and farms | Jul 20, 2014

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Posted by NPR Food

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

chefs | Jul 20, 2014

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

Posted by NPR Food

Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We'll find out on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me.

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

bay area | Jul 18, 2014

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

Posted by Alix Wall

Berkeley's Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers' market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

DIY, foraging, urban homesteading | Jul 18, 2014

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Posted by NPR Food

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

bay area | Jul 17, 2014

Oakland Cat Café Comes Closer to Reality, Set to Open in September

Posted by Oakland Local

The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a coffee and bagel while simultaneously having quality cat playtime, is coming closer to fruition.

Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

baking and bakeries | Jul 17, 2014

Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

Posted by Kate Williams

Improve your summer camping trips with fun, customizable DIY snacks like savory beef jerky and sweet homemade "Lara Bars." Kate Williams will show you how.

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

asian food and drink | Jul 16, 2014

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

Posted by Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen

Move over, burritos, here comes the banh mi. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen explores The Banh Mi Handbook, Andrea Nguyen's stylish new guide to making irresistable Vietnamese sandwiches at home. With recipes for Hanoi Grilled Chicken and Daikon and Carrot Pickles.

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

beer | Jul 16, 2014

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Posted by NPR Food

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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