Dear Foodie: Cheap, Stylish Furniture and Horsemeat

Dear Foodie, I live in the Kentucky bluegrass where horses are treated like kings. The recent horse meat found in ground beef and IKEA Swedish meatballs really scared me. I can’t stand the thoughts of eating horses. I note that a horse slaughtering operation is being opened up in the U.S. How can I know?  – I’d […]

Dear Foodie: Cow Meat or Meet the Cow

Dear Foodie, Confession time: I had a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder the other night and it tasted great. I vowed I would never have another burger unless I personally knew the farmer and practically knew the cow from which the burger came. Have I poisoned myself ? Are worms growing inside me? – Fallen from Grace in Indiana

Dear Foodie: “Healthy” Food Hype

Dear Foodie, Shopping in my favorite grocery store has gotten very confusing. One counter with the label, “locally grown” offers a grinning farmer backing his pickup truck of what appears to be sweet corn up to the loading dock. Another section is labeled “organic.” Everything else I assume to be “conventionally” grown, whatever that means. […]

Dear Foodie: Famer’s Market Phobia

Dear Foodie, I go to the Farmer’s Market regularly, but as of late I find I am overwhelmed by all the produce that I am encountering all at once. I have nightmares of smothering in bins of over ripe tomatoes, cantalopes and sweet corn. I am ready to finally give up and go to my […]