Dear Foodie: Got Milk, But Milk Got Complicated

Dear Foodie, Just when I thought the world was safe, I look at plain ordinary milk and am bewildered. I assume raw milk comes directly out of… well, you know. Also, what is the difference between pasteurized, raw and homogenized? Should I favor one over the other? And, while we are at it, how about […]

Dear Foodie: Truth in Labeling vs. Marketing Hype

Dear Foodie, I recently got into crafting and selling cheese.  I consider myself an artist.  By that I mean I make my cheeses by hand in a meticulous process I learned in a special course over the internet.  I walked into a big box grocery store the other day and a cheese that I won’t […]

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: “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. […]