It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you.

At The Green Fork Blog, Lorna Sass (I love her Recipes from an Ecological Cookbook) has a thought provoking piece titled “The Hidden Cost of Being 100% Locavore.” I am a big proponent of local foods, but I also believe that 100% locavorism isn’t the answer to all our food and environment problems. Sass gives us one good reason why.

I went to a press event at E.A.T. on Madison Avenue last week and had a sampling of exquisite smoked fish.  The white fish–a kind of chub– was caught in the Yukon by the Yapik Eskimos and smoked at Acme Smoked Fish Corp, an old-fashioned, family-run business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

“Wow,” I thought, “this is ridiculous,” and couldn’t understand the point of importing fish from Alaska to be smoked in Brooklyn.

Click here for the full piece.


I love this idea. If you’ve got odds and ends of different bottles of red or white wine left over from the holidays, Another Wine Blog suggests you reduce the wine before you recycle the bottles.

So, what do you do with all that wine?  Make a wine reduction!  It’s pretty simple but takes a bit of time and attention, but you can make a wine reduction!
Click here to read the instructions.


If you’re near Salem, Oregon this weekend and need something to do, check out the Oregon Wine, Food, and Brew Festival that runs through Sunday. The brews are new to the festival this year. I pleased to see wine and beer lovers living in harmony. I’d like a festival like this near me to satisfy both my husband and me.


You know how I love a good, sustainable winery (and the wine it produces). We’ve got a piece on MNN this week about one Oregon winery that’s going way beyond organic to be sustainable.

From solar energy to soy ink to salmon protection, the Sokol Blosser Winery in Dayton, Ore., incorporates sustainability into many aspects of its farming, production and packaging.
Click here for the full story.

Enjoy your weekend!

Image: Matt Callow 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Friday food news roundup 1/8/2010
Food news from around the web for your weekend reading.