Eat Local When Eating Out!

Restaurants are at the vanguard of thoughtful sourcing, choosing local, sustainable farms and cooking seasonally.

Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs: The Chicken That Threw Me a Change-Up

According to FDA data, the quantity of antibiotics sold for livestock use in this country continues to rise, topping 29 million pounds in 2011. This has a direct effect on the efficacy these same drugs will have on us. Sam Spitz has personal experience with a resistant illness and asked him to tell his story. It’s a cautionary tale that should have us all making better food choices. Read how we can all influence the campaign to end the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and keep antibiotics working for us when we need them!

Sorrel-Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

For super-smooth sorbet, churn this sorrel recipe in an ice cream maker. For a treat just as refreshing but studded with icy crystals, simply stick the mixture in your freezer. Got kids? Freeze this sorbet in freezer pop forms instead.   

Local Tabbouleh Recipe

We refer to this Mediterranean side dish as “local” because you can probably find all of the ingredients close to home. Here, sorrel is a perfect local substitute for the lemon juice usually called for in tabbouleh recipes.   

Sorrel Soup Recipe (Schav)

"Schav" is a traditional Russian-Eastern European soup of sorrel and potato that is refreshing served cold, and heartening served hot.

The Pickled Pantry

The thing about self-sufficiency, working with nature, making delicious food: There’s always something new to learn.

Let's Get Busy

Can a civilization this profoundly removed from the visceral participation in farming and food even survive? Can the assumptions, like cheap energy, cheap grain, and processed food that can be nutritious, really continue into the future?

The Home Cook: A Secret Ingredient

Cooking is great improvisation and I think that’s what I like most about it. You can say the word, “burger,” to any cook and be surprised by every interpretation that you get.

Growing Tomatoes Without Chemicals

When you ask people if they want chemicals in their garden or on their food, most will say no. They want to limit their exposure to the chemicals and pollutants.

Tips for Seed-Starting Success

You want to start your urban garden from seed this year, but you're not sure where to start because you’ve only started from transplants.

Help Solve the Real Food Deficit

Kashi, the natural food and lifestyle leader, will support organizations that provide education and greater access to healthy foods in cities across the U.S.

Homemade Reese’s

Handmade candies are always better than store-bought. If you're a fan of the peanut butter-and-chocolate combination, mix up these delicious little truffles.

Food at the Fair

Wondering what delicious meals and snacks we’ll be serving up at the Fair? Wonder no more! See what food options will be offered by Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Fair exhibitors.

Double Chocolate Stout Cake

Just in time for Labor Day, a dessert made with beer--Double-Chocolate Stout--that everyone will love.

Pieday Lime Coconut Cream Pie

This "award winning" pie takes a little time, but is well worth the effort. Substitute lemon if you're not a fan of lime.

How to Render Lard

If you're a fan of real food and real fats, learn how to render lard the easy, old-fashioned way.

Organic: What Does It Mean to You?

When you say “organic” most people think of elitists that are buying over priced food because they think that they are better than others. What does the “organic” really mean though?

Organic Coconut Sugar and Honey Crystals

Organic Coconut Sugar is made from sap collected from the freshly cut flower buds of organic coconut palm trees grown on small, sustainable farms.

EVENT ALERT: Chefs Collaborative Summit

The Chefs Collaborative National Summit will bring together leaders from around the country for conversations and workshops about our food and food systems. The Summit provides a great opportunity for chefs interested in sustainability to engage in meaningful conversation, continue their education through practical workshops, and share expertise from the culinary field.

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Relish is a blog about celebrating delicious alternatives to America's industrial food system.