But what about the snozberries? When are they at their peak snozzberriest?
It's easy to forget that produce is only really supposed to grow during certain seasons -- partly because most fruits and veggies are available in supermarkets at any given moment, and partly because a lot of us play way too much Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Well, some of us play too much ACNL. Mostly me. I'm looking at me here.Read More
Have fun with your conflicted feelings, vegetarians.
Some people don't eat meat because they don't like the idea of killing and eating an intelligent creature. (*raises hand*) So this video by AsapSCIENCE that makes a case for plants having a certain level of thought might give some people weird feelings about their salad. So, how do plants think?Read More
In Which We Make A Terrible Pun
Good news for anyone who hates vegetables, or just wants to shut up their smug vegan friends! A new study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that the majority of food-borne illnesses come from green vegetables, not meat or dairy products. Take that, vegetables!Read More
what is this I don't even
Japanese chef and sushi bar owner Okistugu Kado carves out detailed vegetable sculptures inspired by movies, in this case, Star Wars. The sculptures are edible, but held together with bamboo skewers and toothpicks, so one might want to be careful if they feel the need to eat a sculpture that tastes like a vegetable that a chef put hours -- sometimes upwards of ten -- into creating. Head on past the break to see some of the other detailed sculptures, and after that, head on over to Kado's personal blog to see more of his work, including a sushi cake that may not turn out to be what you envisioned when you heard the phrase "sushi cake."Read More
The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural. Produce has become a highly designed, monotonous product. We have forgotten, and in many cases never experienced, the way fruits, roots, and vegetables can actually look (and taste). The Mutato-Project serves to document, preserve and promote these last remainders of agricultural diversity.The writers at Edible Geography take it further, seeing the project as a startling reminder of how the human food system now hinges on so very few varieties of plants, with many other varieties simply dying out from their lack of use in industrial agriculture. Though you could leave the politics of farming aside, it makes these photographs less of a goofy display and more of a sad procession. These are strange plants, surely, but they are beautiful in how they stand out from the hum-drum existence of the supermarket. It's disappointing that we have, as a species, apparently become so picky that we can no longer appreciate a curiously-lobed pepper. Personally, I think they look delicious. (Uli Westphal via PFSK) Read More