| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was.
"'That was how we used to farm,' he told me,"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Chris Christini, Christini's Orlando: Hidden in a sea of neon and traffic, Christini's is among the elders of Restaurant Row and still among the top tier of go-to restaurants for special occasions.
Yoshie Cabral, retired sushi chef at Disney's...
| Feb 28, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug administration broke new ground in consumer protection when it required, more than 20 years ago, the now-familiar nutrition labels on virtually every bit of packaged food. Now, the labels are being revamped — in ways that have...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
One awful day, D.C. Copeland recalls, her perspective on her "pure" diet had become so distorted that she found herself crying in the produce section of a grocery store because she could not decide whether the kale or the chard was "better."
| Dec 19, 2013
Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
| Sep 19, 2013
Q: Many of my friends are feeding their toddlers only foods that are labeled “organic” or “whole.” These foods are very expensive, and I wonder if they are worth the additional cost. I don't feed my 2-year-old son junk foods and...
| Mar 5, 2013
Do you color Easter eggs every year, only to peel off that pretty shell to wind up with a plain white hard-cooked egg? This year, peel the shell before you dye the eggs to create a beautiful ring of color around the edge of your cut eggs for a fun...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:48 AM
ALSEA, Ore. - Paco is a miniature Sicilian donkey - one of many endearing souls guests encounter when staying overnight at Leaping Lamb Farm, in Alsea.
"Farm stays," as they're called, are popping up at a growing number of farms, ranches and vineyards in...
| Jan 21, 2012
Little bistro, huge impact. Like a different sort of miracle of the five loaves and two fishes, Chez Panisse, the landmark Berkeley restaurant, and its founder and guiding spirit, Alice Waters, have leveraged a small temple of slow, local and organic food...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Green is everywhere. It's the "new black." It's a mantra heard from the grocery store to the gas pump to the automobile showroom. Given so much advice, where should we start?
Our choices may depend on our own personal styles. Some people are more...