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Waste not, want not: How Eastern Iowa is tackling the problem of food waste

From food sharing to organic composting, systems are being put in place to tackle issues of food waste, and they’re working. Stocking up on bulk goods at a wholesale warehouse club on a good sale. Over-catering for a party or event. Avoiding the slightly wrinkled pepper, bruised banana or about-to-expire dairy item at the grocery […]

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LV Recommends: Syrup sourced from a maple tree near you

Iowa is not generally thought of as a hot-bed of maple syrup production, but it does have a few commercial producers across the state. The sap-collection season is relatively short, starting around late February or early March and lasting for roughly three weeks […]

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LV Recommends: Good eating by the bowlful

Research says the closer food rests against the rim of a dish, the more likely eaters will perceive their meal to be sufficient. Consider a large plate, with plenty of its outer surface area untouched by food. Now, consider a bowl, filled to the brim. The bowl evokes a sense of security, of enoughness. […]

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Natural wine and feelin’ fine: Uncorking the latest wine trend

If you’re keyed into the food and beverage world, chances are you’ve caught whiff of one of the buzziest new terms: natural wine. It’s certainly a movement that’s grown in popularity over the past few years. But ask a wine professional, merchant or server at your favorite restaurant about natural wine and you’re likely to […]

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