Every Friday in Eater's Digest, we call attention to current food stories that align with our sensibilities for natural, local, and organic foods and conscientious cooking. Naturally, we pair each story with a relevant recipe.
This week: L.A.'s pizza moment, feasting on invasive species, fine dining in a field, and newly inducted food words.
Photo by Anne Fishbein via LA Weekly
LA Weekly: Pizza culture has moved from the greasy midnight snack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a cool, artisan offering on the coattails of Nancy Silverton and her posse of SoCal chefs.
Potato and Blue Cheese Pizza [David Lebovitz]
Eatocracy: Cooking up invasive species or seafood usually thought of as bait is becoming an avenue for eaters with heightened ecological awareness and chefs interested in rebranding banished foods. Get ready to munch on dandelions, Asian carp, and snails.
Boiled Periwinkles with Seaweed [Serious Eats]
The Denver Post: Outstanding in the Field dinners plop upwards of 100 hungry diners right in the middle of a small farm in an effort to promote local agriculture and a healthy food community. The meal is sourced locally and harvested within hours of being served. We have just one question: How can we get on the list?
Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Corn and Poblano Peppers [The Year in Food]
The Huffington Post: New words crop up all the time, but it's likely no surprise that our favorites are food related. Oxford Dictionaries Online has recently added a gaggle of new (to them) food words -- panko, bibimbap, and locavore are among those that just now made the cut.
Brown Rice & Radish Bibimbap [Not Eating Out in New York]
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