High-End Hipsters Hype Java Joes

Gone is the trusty bubbling coffee maker many grew up with. Today even the device that replaced that, the drip coffee maker, is turning up on fewer and fewer kitchen counters.

The Rise of Veganism

Too often the fare for those who don’t eat meat is just a collection of side dishes. I’ve also noticed that too many vegetarians are looking for meat replacements like veggie burgers and fake bacon. This is the wrong approach.

The Rise of Sustainable Seafood

Now, we’re seeing an increasing demand for sustainable seafood among the general public, not just the environmentally conscious.

Avoid These Fins, Your Life May Depend On It

Some environmental organizations are advocating taking fish off the menu, but that’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Still, we should heed the warnings of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Sardines: A Canned Hidden Treasure

These little canned fish have a lot more nutrition than the usual frozen fish fillets we see all the time in people’s freezers.

Coffee Talk Part 6: Other Brewing Methods

There’s boiling, gravity filtration and pressurized. And then there’s another classic brewing method.

Coffee Talk – Part 5: More Brewing

My first exposure to coffee besides the always-on percolator in my family’s kitchen was the amazing coffee my father produced when we were on camping trips.

Coffee Talk Part 4: Brewing

The ground coffee can be prepared in two ways: brewing and espressing.

Can Ramen Be Both Convenient And Healthy?

The simplest way to up the nutrition of this simple noodle dish is to add vegetables and proteins. That can turn this staple into a complete meal.

Coffee Talk 3: Roasting

The most delicate part of processing is the roasting. This is more of an art than a science and requires a skilled human operator who gauges the smell and color of the roasted beans.