Tara's Food Notebook http://food-management.com/blog/20091/feed en Way Beyond Bacon http://food-management.com/blog/way-beyond-bacon <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Seeing a whole hog being broken down is mesmerizing. Last week I was in an audience at the National Pork Board&rsquo;s Pork Summit at the CIA in Napa, watching Stephen Gerike of the Pork Board make it look easy. Within what seemed like a few minutes, with the use of a saw, knives and a lot of muscle, an actual pig became what we see at the supermarket: chops, shoulders, ribs. And once that pig is destined for center-of-the-plate protein, it&rsquo;s up to the chef to make the most of it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/way-beyond-bacon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/way-beyond-bacon#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:31:00 +0000 36511 at http://food-management.com The Search for True BBQ http://food-management.com/blog/search-true-bbq <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Delving into the backwoods of barbecue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/search-true-bbq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/search-true-bbq#comments Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:55:00 +0000 35981 at http://food-management.com Sharpening My Knife Skills at the CIA http://food-management.com/blog/sharpening-my-knife-skills-cia <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/sharpening-my-knife-skills-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/sharpening-my-knife-skills-cia#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:27:00 +0000 33931 at http://food-management.com Drive-Thru Comfort Food http://food-management.com/blog/drive-thru-comfort-food <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Earlier this week, I was driving home after a long day of work into a wintery sunset. I was rocking out in my minivan to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRx5r32hsF4" target="_blank">this</a>. Suddenly I remembered that the next morning was my daughter&#39;s &quot;snack day&quot; at preschool! Over the weekend I had meant to melt chocolate, dip pretzels into and make some great memories in the process. Whoops.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/drive-thru-comfort-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/drive-thru-comfort-food#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 32821 at http://food-management.com How Do You Like Your Pumpkin Spice? http://food-management.com/blog/how-do-you-your-pumpkin-spice <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Just as mixing salt with caramel is pure genius, so is mixing this season's runaway flavor, pumpkin spice, with savory ingredients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/how-do-you-your-pumpkin-spice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/how-do-you-your-pumpkin-spice#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:24:00 +0000 31991 at http://food-management.com Another Reason to Love Cheese http://food-management.com/blog/another-reason-love-cheese <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Want not, waste not...and why not?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/another-reason-love-cheese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/another-reason-love-cheese#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:36:00 +0000 30491 at http://food-management.com What is 'Kids' Food,' Really? http://food-management.com/blog/what-kids-food-really <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> There&#39;s an <a href="http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/06/17/we-must-be-kidding-the-case-for-eradicating-kid-food" target="_blank">interesting blog</a> by David L. Katz over at US News &amp; World Report about the concept of &quot;kids&#39; food&quot; and what it means to our species. It&#39;s worth reading, a different perspective from a father of five who asks us to:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/what-kids-food-really" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/what-kids-food-really#comments K-12 Schools Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:26:00 +0000 28101 at http://food-management.com Best Airport Food Ever http://food-management.com/blog/best-airport-food-ever <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> I&#39;ve been traveling a lot over the past couple months, and I&#39;ve seen the highs and lows of airport food. First the low: I was waiting for a flight that got delayed three times and then finally cancelled, putting me on a much later flight. It was that point in an airport where travel no longer seems like a fun adventure. You&#39;re tired, fed up and super annoyed by each and every person standing in line with you to get on a new flight.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/best-airport-food-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/best-airport-food-ever#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:23:00 +0000 26471 at http://food-management.com Picky Eaters and 'Pale Food' http://food-management.com/blog/picky-eaters-and-pale-food <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> In this recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/dining/comfort-over-color-in-praise-of-pale-food.html?smid=tw-nytdining&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">article</a> in The New York Times, the author describes the eating habits of her 4-year-old daughter: &quot;anything carb-heavy, creamy and unchallenging, preferably anchored by pasta, bread or rice.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/picky-eaters-and-pale-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/picky-eaters-and-pale-food#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:39:00 +0000 25591 at http://food-management.com In Defense of Tuna Casserole http://food-management.com/blog/defense-tuna-casserole <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Had I taken it too far? Last week, I sent an email to a few of my favorite onsite chefs to see what they thought about tuna casserole. I wrote:</p> <p> <font face="Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial"><span style="font-size:11pt">&quot;So I&rsquo;m working on a story for the March issue about what new and exciting ways you could make, say, a tuna casserole? It&rsquo;s a great comfort food and economic, too, right? I&rsquo;d like to hear your thoughts on this and possibly interview some of you and/or a chef from your organization.&quot; </span></font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/defense-tuna-casserole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/defense-tuna-casserole#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:22:00 +0000 23741 at http://food-management.com Farm to Table Fatigue? Try Farm to Disco! http://food-management.com/blog/farm-table-fatigue-try-farm-disco <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Farm to table? Great, but maybe a little predictable. I came across this very cool idea at <a href="http://eater.com/">Eater.com</a> today: <a href="http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/07/farmtodisco-is-a-thing-now-get-ready.php#">Farm to Disco</a>! It&#39;s an event that&#39;s taking place in Austin, TX, and it&#39;s billed as &quot;a night of glitz, glam and fondue.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/farm-table-fatigue-try-farm-disco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/farm-table-fatigue-try-farm-disco#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:05:00 +0000 23041 at http://food-management.com A Tough (Butter)nut to Crack http://food-management.com/blog/tough-butternut-crack <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Cutting up and skinning a butternut squash is kind of like carving a pumpkin. But a pumpkin is easier! Cutting the sillhouette of a witch and her cat into the pumpkin included.</p> <p> Sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to face my fear and try to make something out of this mysterious squash.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/tough-butternut-crack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/tough-butternut-crack#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:40:00 +0000 22371 at http://food-management.com Are Carrots the New Kale? http://food-management.com/blog/are-carrots-new-kale <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Carrot tacos, carrots roasted in salt like a whole fish, carrots slathered with mole poblano, and carrot salads of all kinds are all uprooting the idea that the humble root vegetable isn't a star.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/are-carrots-new-kale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/are-carrots-new-kale#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:17:00 +0000 21451 at http://food-management.com Surprising Tips for Grilling Veggies http://food-management.com/blog/surprising-tips-grilling-veggies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> It&rsquo;s that harvest time of year. Back to school, Friday night lights, the first bite of autumn in the air, zucchini, peppers, onions and fennel still growing in the garden&hellip;</p> <p> Good thing grilling can be a part of autumn too.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/surprising-tips-grilling-veggies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/surprising-tips-grilling-veggies#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:21:00 +0000 19231 at http://food-management.com Pin to Table: Cooking in a Digital World http://food-management.com/blog/pin-table-cooking-digital-world <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> My initial criticisms of Pinterest (an online bulletin board) before I joined were the same as everybody else&rsquo;s: It&rsquo;s just pictures of clothes I&rsquo;ll never wear, decorating ideas I&rsquo;ll never do and food I&rsquo;ll never cook.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/taras-food-notebook">Tara&#039;s Food Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/pin-table-cooking-digital-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/pin-table-cooking-digital-world#comments Opinions Tara&#039;s Food Notebook Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:19:00 +0000 18741 at http://food-management.com