Category Archives: In the Pantry (food artisans)

A Very Happy Vegan

A few weeks ago, my family challenged me to become a vegan for a week. For an enthusiastic omnivore, a week of what I viewed as deprivation was indeed challenging. As the days passed, I moved from curiosity to resentment … Continue reading

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Biodynamic – Going Beyond Organic Part 2

Tucked away in the charming town of Glen Ellen, California is the beautiful and lush Benziger Winery. Upon arriving at the Benziger estate, it is clear that there is something very unique going on.  Unlike most wineries with their overly … Continue reading

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Talking ’bout a Canvolution

For many food enthusiasts, the clinking approach of a glass jar, metal lid, and huge stock pot are about as terrifying as Jack Nicholson in The Shining. In my early dabbles with canning I would think, “All this time, this … Continue reading

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Carrying on a Centuries-Old Japanese Tradition in Massachusetts

What exactly does “traditional” mean? Is it something passed down from your grandmother? Does it represent food preparation without the use of modern conventional cooking methods? What about something that has been around for at least a thousand years? Miso … Continue reading

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Leading a Sake Revival. In Texas.

Yoed Anis makes sake in Texas. Born in Israel, but now a self-proclaimed Texan, Yoed began his enterprise in the fall of 2011, propelled by his love of brewing beer and an attraction to a natural connection between the historical … Continue reading

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“The Best Tofu You’ve Ever Eaten.” Oxymoron? Not for Hodo Soy!

Hodo Soy Beanery’s story begins with founder Minh Tsai, who wanted to create a type of tofu that, in his words, “the Asians would eat.” Tsai had a vision to create a reliable, healthy, and unique tofu that people could enjoy. Backed by … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Bee-lievin’

Shakespeare, even in 1599, knew the great importance of bees in society saying in his play Henry V: “for so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.” This … Continue reading

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