As long as Eatocracy has been around, we've been evangelizing for heirloom vegetables. It's not just that they're generally bred for exquisite flavor and variety, rather than durability and uniformity; they're also a link to our past and may very well determine the future of our food system.
As Southern chef Sean Brock says, "These ingredients tell stories about families, regions and the lessons we’ve learned from everyone else. They tell history. They tell about time and place. They enlighten us."
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First, the dining trend was farm-to-table. Then, it went to roof-to-table. Now, it may be garden-to-bar's turn - at least according to the fine folks manning the libations at the PRESS Lounge in New York City.
Five Ways to Bring the Garden to the Bar: The beverage team at PRESS Lounge
Foster’s iconic slogan “Australian for beer” may soon be plastered over with one in Chinese, Japanese or Spanish.
SABMiller’s unsolicited attempt to buyout Australia’s number one brewer underscored its $10 billion offering as an undervaluation. And that’s knocked the beer goggles off other competitors.
They’re now sidling up to the bar to see if Foster’s is the cool refreshing beverage that could sweeten their portfolio too.
But can you imagine a Foster’s owned by China’s Qingdao, Japan’s Asahi or Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, which makes Corona? It’s possible, but SABMiller says hold on. The world’s number two brewer says it’s still in pursuit and the party’s just begun.
Read - "Foster's... Chinese for beer?"
Game, set, munch.
Day three of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships is officially underway - pending the usual rain delays - with Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and world number one ranked Rafael Nadal all scheduled to play today on Centre Court.
For those in attendance, amongst the aces and volleys, the Grand Slam tournament also serves up something else a little bit juicier: strawberries and cream.
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