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The Price of Pork

The Price of Pork

My mom was a coupon clipper.  Every week, she would check the grocery ads and go through her coupons as she made her grocery list.  I got to circle things in the ads that I wanted, but we definitely didn’t buy Doritos as often as…

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Bacon makes it better

Bacon makes it better

There’s no doubt that bacon makes it better, and this week, bacon makes it into the business spotlight. What’s it, you ask? Oh, just everything.  Even the economy. Yep, really. “In terms of economic impact [of food trends], nothing beats bacon. While most…trends tend to…

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Follow Friday: #RealPigFarming

Follow Friday:  #RealPigFarming

The power of social media to spread messages and provoke thought is undeniable.  Photos, 140 characters, hashtags, branded websites – they all work together to focus discussions on hot topics and common interests. Real Pig Farming is a campaign driven by the National Pork Board…

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Follow Friday: Food (part 2)

Follow Friday:  Food (part 2)

A few weeks ago, I shared 5 women making valuable contributions to the broader conversation around food.  Today, I’m highlighting 5 ladies involved in the growing/production side of the food we eat.   Janeal Yancy is the Mom at the Meat Counter.  A PhD in meat science, and…

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Too much bacon?

Too much bacon?

Too much bacon? I KNOW.  Is there even such a thing?  Well, maybe.  For me, at least. We visited Pasadena a few weeks ago for a wedding (and also sang lots of Jan & Dean – go Granny, go Granny, go Granny, go!) and, at…

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PSA: 145°F

PSA: 145°F

Today we’re going to talk about something very important, so read carefully. Pork chops only need to be cooked to 145°F.   Let me repeat that.  Pork chops only need to be cooked to 145°F.  And they’re totally delicious that way. Gone are the days…

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On Working

On Working

We grabbed a salad at Chipotle today and one of the bits of “cultivating thought” on the take-out bag caught my eye. “Hope that, in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” …

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Follow Friday: Food

Follow Friday: Food

My passion for, and interest in agriculture coincides nicely with my love for food – how it’s raised, how it’s prepared, how it connects us with others, how it finds its way into my belly…  I enjoy reading foodie memoirs and food blogs, and I’ve been…

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Dairy: A Love Story

Dairy: A Love Story

June is National Dairy Month, so I had to sneak in a dairy post before the month is over. Did you know? The average cow produces enough milk each day to fill at least six one-gallon jugs, about 55 pounds of milk. Research is indicating that…

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Bacon makes everything better

Bacon makes everything better

We all know that bacon makes everything better.  It’s practically a universal truth.  So when it came time to submit an idea for a new flavor of ice cream at a local shop, my friend Elizabeth knew just what to do. BACON.  Specifically, chocolate-covered bacon…

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