Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
So, you think you’re a serious juicer? (I’m referring to fruit and vegetable juicing, and not the steroid kind that gets you suspended for 50 games in Major League Baseball, obviously.) Have you taken a juice vacation? Because that’s the new standard for real juicers.
Hotels from New York State’s Catskills to Southern California now offer long and short "juice vacations." A good pre-Labor Day example for anyone who’s been going too heavy on the burgers recently: the one-day Bikini Jumpstart Juice Package at Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel.
Real juicers, here are more trends to stay on top of:
Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology.
The strain of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened more than 2,600 others in Europe is a terrifying reminder that killer microbes lurk in places where we least expect them. Though it is not a reason to panic, this incident should force us to rethink some important food safety issues.
One good place to start would be to completely ban the sale of raw milk and juice.
In April, the FDA cracked down on an Amish raw milk producer for selling its product across state lines without proper labeling, both of which are in violation of federal law. This predictably led to cries of "big government" telling people what they can and cannot eat. But given the effects of the deadly microbe that has been creeping across Europe's food supply, the FDA's decision is looking very responsible.
A police raid on a members-only grocery has devotees of unpasteurized dairy up in arms. In surveillance footage posted by the Los Angeles Times, four officers, with guns drawn, snaked through the aisles of Venice, California’s Rawsome Foods in search of outlaw raw cow and goat milk – which they found and confiscated.
In addition to the club’s computers, yogurt, cartons and jugs of milk and blocks of goat cheese were among the unpasteurized edibles nabbed by federal, state and local authorities who cited the co-op’s lack of proper permits to sell food to the public, while one of its vendors, Healthy Family Farms was also raided, having not met sufficient licensing standards in its processing plant.