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Super Bowl Party Food: A Mountain of Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso

cheese | Jan 28, 2015

Super Bowl Party Food: A Mountain of Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Piled high with tender marinated steak, black beans, and lashings of gooey chile con queso, these nachos will be the star of your Super Bowl party.

Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

beer | Jan 28, 2015

Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

Posted by NPR Food

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jan 28, 2015

Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Rich and gooey, this molten cheese dip is studded with tomatoes, chiles, and onions and just waiting for you to plunge your tortilla chip into it.

Watch ‘Bob’s Burgers’? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

books, magazines, newspapers | Jan 27, 2015

Watch ‘Bob’s Burgers’? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

Posted by NPR Food

What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.

Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jan 27, 2015

Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Here’s a mash-up you won’t want to pass up: Meltingly tender pulled pork with BBQ sauce, stuffed into a warm tortilla, and topped with pickled onions and jalapenos and cooling queso fresco.

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

farmers and farms | Jan 27, 2015

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Posted by NPR Food

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jan 26, 2015

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Posted by Lisa Landers

Why refrigerating foods like chocolate, potatoes and basil can mess with attributes such as taste, nutritional integrity and shelf life.

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

bay area | Jan 24, 2015

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Posted by NPR Food

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

farmers and farms | Jan 23, 2015

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Posted by NPR Food

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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