Bonny Wolf http://wvasfm.org en The Milkman's Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More http://wvasfm.org/post/milkmans-comeback-means-dairy-door-and-more You don't even have to get out of your PJs to go to the farmers market now.<p>All over the country, trucks are now delivering fresh milk, organic vegetables and humanely raised chickens to your door — though in New York, the deliveries come by bike.<p>Fifty years ago, about 30 percent of milk still came from the milkman. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 49778 at http://wvasfm.org The Milkman's Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014 http://wvasfm.org/post/eating-tea-and-other-food-predictions-2014 At the beginning of every year, we read the tea leaves to see what new food trends we'll be tasting in the coming months. This year, the tea itself is the trend.<p>Tea leaves will be big in entrees, desserts and, of course, cocktails. Starbucks has opened its first tea shop.<p>We won't be just drinking tea; Artisan distilling keeps on growing. This could be the year of gin, made with local botanicals as well as the traditional juniper berry.<p>New — but still ancient — grains will join the now-common spelt and quinoa. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:31:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 40701 at http://wvasfm.org Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014 Why You Shouldn't Wrinkle Your Nose At Fermentation http://wvasfm.org/post/why-you-shouldnt-wrinkle-your-nose-fermentation <em>It's delicious, it's nutritious and it's basically rotten. Fermentation is a hot culinary trend, and, as </em>Weekend Edition<em><em> food commentator Bonny Wolf explains, </em></em><em> the preservation process gives food a flavor unique to time and place.</em><p>People you know may intentionally be growing bacteria in their homes — on food, outside the refrigerator. And they are doing it to make food safe, and nutritious.<p>They are doing what cooks have always done: fermenting food.<p>For decades, we have fought against bacteria in our food. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 25798 at http://wvasfm.org Why You Shouldn't Wrinkle Your Nose At Fermentation Oysters Rebound In Popularity With Man-Made Bounty http://wvasfm.org/post/oysters-rebound-popularity-man-made-bounty <em>In Colonial Virginia, oysters were plentiful; Capt. John Smith said they lay "thick as stones." But as the wild oyster harvest has shrunk,</em> Weekend Edition<em> food commentator Bonny Wolf says the market for farm-raised oysters is booming.</em><p>The local food movement is expanding from fertile fields to brackish waters.<p>Along the rivers and bays of the East Coast, where wild oysters have been decimated by man and nature, harvests of farm-raised oysters are increasing by double digits every year. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 21929 at http://wvasfm.org Oysters Rebound In Popularity With Man-Made Bounty On Your Plate In 2013, Expect Kimchi And Good-For-You Greens http://wvasfm.org/post/your-plate-2013-expect-kimchi-and-good-you-greens Weekend Edition <em>food commentator Bonny Wolf offers her predictions of what we'll eat in the new year.</em><p>Asia is the new Europe. It's been gradual: from pan-Asian, Asian fusion and Asian-inspired to just deciding among Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Burmese for dinner.<p>Should we have the simple food of the Thai plateau or the hot, salty, sour foods of southern Thailand?<p>The new flavors of the year won't come from the kitchens of chefs trained at Le Cordon Bleu. More likely, they'll trickle up from Asian street foods. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:12:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 20536 at http://wvasfm.org On Your Plate In 2013, Expect Kimchi And Good-For-You Greens Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback http://wvasfm.org/post/wild-turkeys-gobble-their-way-comeback Wild turkeys and buffalo have more in common than you might guess. Both were important as food for Native Americans and European settlers. And both were nearly obliterated.<p>There were a couple of reasons for the turkey's decline. In the early years of the U.S., there was no regulation, so people could shoot as many turkeys as they liked. And their forest habitat was cut down for farmland and heating fuel. Without trees, turkeys have nowhere to roost. So they began to disappear.<p>By the early 1900s, there were only about 30,000 wild turkeys left in the whole country. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:45:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 18197 at http://wvasfm.org Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota http://wvasfm.org/post/find-truly-wild-rice-head-north-minnesota Harvest season is upon us, but in the U.S.'s northern lakes, it's not just the last tomatoes and first pumpkins. Through the end of this month, canoes will glide into lakes and rivers for the annual gathering of wild rice, kick started with the popular <a href="http://www.cityofroseville.com/index.aspx?nid=1396">Wild Rice Festival</a> in Roseville, Minn., on Saturday.<p>Wild rice - an aquatic grass that bears a resemblance to the edible grain - has been the center of the Ojibway Indian diet and culture for centuries. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:23:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 15166 at http://wvasfm.org To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota Since When Does Summer Taste Like Doughnuts? http://wvasfm.org/post/when-does-summer-taste-doughnuts I <em>get</em> saltwater taffy. You're at an ocean that is made of salt water. But doughnuts?<p>I'm clearly missing something, because many summer communities have doughnut shops, often open just for the season. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:08:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 11060 at http://wvasfm.org Since When Does Summer Taste Like Doughnuts? Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet http://wvasfm.org/post/popcorn-gets-its-moment-red-carpet Popcorn and movies (or the Oscars) go together like Batman and Robin. And nowadays, options stretch far beyond plain or buttered.<p>Food critics call one brand the Rolls Royce and another the Prada. They are designer labels for the simplest, most American snack food.<p>Gourmet popcorn was named one of the top five trends to watch at the specialty food trade show this winter. There's popcorn covered in chocolate, <a href="http://www.metropolitanbakery.com/bakery/popcorn/bourbon-infused_popcorn/" target="_blank">infused with bourbon</a>, seasoned with curry. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:29:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 5883 at http://wvasfm.org Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge http://wvasfm.org/post/moscato-madness-dessert-wines-sweet-surge In the U.S., wine drinking has held its own during these hard economic times, and even grown in some unlikely corners. Moscato, for example, the Italian dessert wine, has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town.<p>Hip-hop singer Drake, in his song "Do It Now," gives it a shout-out. It's also the wine Kanye West orders for special parties. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:57:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 4953 at http://wvasfm.org Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge