Dear Foodie: Tomato Withdrawals

Dear Foodie, Here it is the dead of winter and I am missing my farmers markets and all the colorful and flavorful fruits and vegetables. I can’t afford to move to California. How can I get my hands on a great tomato?

Dear Foodie: What are Heirloom Seeds?

Dear Foodie, I recently inherited an armoire from my grandmother. It had been in my family for generations and is considered an heirloom. But, here is my confusion. On a recent episode of Food News and Chews, you featured an heirloom tomato grower whose name was Bill Best. Just when he was explaining what “heirloom” […]

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 […]