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The Taco Truck

December 15, 2009

I’m not quite sure what it is about food from a truck that makes it so completely irresistible. This truck, the Taqueria Guzman, parks in a run-down Texaco parking lot on West Valley and turns out some of the best tacos in town. Check out my article in this month’s Birmingham magazine (or, while I’m […]

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Fall Favorite: Spooning Persimmons

October 25, 2009

I picked up these pretty persimmons at the Oak Street Market a few days ago. When they’re red and soft (probably overripe) I like to cut the top off and eat them with a spoon.  After a very brief wikipedia read, I learned that underripe persimmons could cause goo buildup in your stomach and result […]

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Market Update: What's Hot at Pepper Place

October 10, 2009

October 10, 2009 64 degrees and light rain (at 8:15) Apples (McIntosh, Cumberland Spur, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Matsu, winesap, granny smith, jonagold, rome) Basil Beets (Chiogga and red) Bok Choi Broccoli Cauliflower Cilantro Collard Greens Cucumber Eggplant (white, Japanese) Escarole

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Market Update: What's Hot at Pepper Place

October 3, 2009

October 3, 2009 54 degrees and sunny Apples (McIntosh, Cumberland Spur, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Matsu, winesap, granny smith, jonagold, rome) Arugula Basil Beets (Chiogga and red) Broccoli Chestnuts Collard Greens Cucumber Eggplant (white, Japanese)

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BottleTree to Show Food Inc.

September 1, 2009

I am so pleased to know that BottleTree Cafe will show the documentary Food Inc Saturday, Sept 5 and Sunday, Sept 6. As excited as I am that viewers will not have to travel, as I did, it is disappointing and sobering that this excellent film, highlighting the current crisis into which our food system […]

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