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2009 food trends: The first 100 days

The first 100 days are important in the presidency.  We use them to judge, inaccurately sometimes, if our president has kept his campaign promises, changed our country’s economy, and fixed what is broken. The first 100 days are also important for trend predictors and trend setters.  National Public Radio food commentator Bonny Wolf predicted that "comfort, value and simplicity" will sum up the culinary scene in 2009.


The incredible, edible egg

A recent trend on Facebook is to participate in a series of quizzes to find out which musician, movie star or Bible character you would be. I thought a foodie version of that might be interesting. If you were a food, what food would you be? I think I would like to be an egg.


Cooking myths and legends debunked

A few weeks ago our pastor at First Baptist, Bill Anderson, told a story that reminded me of the fact that even in the food world you can find stories, myths, old wives tales and urban legends. His anecdote was one form of an old joke that has many versions.


Asparagus: Nutritionally balanced - low in calories

Spring is in the air and that means a whole new crop of seasonal vegetables. In my family, those seasonal vegetables, along with cultural influences, dictated what you could find on the Easter Sunday dinner table. Our traditional meal includes ham, roasted red potatoes, deviled eggs, green beans, lemon meringue pie and asparagus.


Farmer's Market opens this weekend

Have you ever stood in the middle of the supermarket and felt overwhelmed by the numerous choices available to you as an American consumer? A dear friend of mine is a missionary in China. She has lived in a city of over one million, but until recently, had to purchase her food from local markets. When she returns to the United States on furlough every few years, her hardest adjustment is the abundance of food choices available to her.

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