To The Surface

Like most things, Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the RI seafood industry. We wanted to explore this topic to raise awareness to the struggles and try to find some common sense solutions to the challenges (while being mindful of safety and social distancing). Our DP Tyler Murgo grew up seeing his family harvest seafood from wild…

Cirque du Pizza: The Art of Pizza Acrobatics

Cirque du Pizza: The Art of Pizza Acrobatics from Great Big Story on Vimeo. When it comes to pizza dough tossing, there’s the classic pitch you’re probably picturing, and then there’s what Tony Gemignani does. The 12-time world pizza champion describes his particular art form as “what a Harlem Globetrotter does with a basketball”—only with…

The Kombucha Freedom Warrior

As fermented products become more common as health fads, questions about regulation are being raised. For one, kombucha is the product of fermenting tea with a culture of live yeast and bacteria. As a result, the beverage has a variable alcohol content—and some of its producers are being targeted by the federal regulators. In this…

Friday Poll: National Junk Food Day

Too Many ‘National’ Days? Yesterday, apparently, was (unofficially) National Junk Food Day.  I didn’t know there was even an unofficial day like that, but there was, and is.  By the time the junk food snack food industry has claimed a day, probably everyone has. Do you think there are too many ‘national’ days?

Friday Poll: Kale-Eating Contest

<a href=””>Kale-Eating Contest</a> Perhaps sensing that conventional food-eating contests (involving hot dogs or other picnic foods) are losing popular support, contest organizers in Buffalo have decided to have a kale-eating contest, billing it as the “world’s healthiest eating championship,” with the slogan, “Kale Yeah!” What do you think?