Miami-based Tio Gazpacho has entered the New York City market with its high-pressure processed line of organic soup blends. Gourmet Guru is distributing the products to independent grocers such as Brooklyn Harvest Market and Nature's Pantry. The brand has a line extension in the works that could include a watermelon, habanero and cilantro soup, founder Austin Allan said.
The vendors selling Thai food in North Hollywood, Calif., are artists who make dumplings to order and uncommon sticky-rice desserts. June Cramer makes savory filled dumplings called khao giap bak maw, which are cooked on a piece of muslin stretched over a steaming pot.
Consumers are cutting back on organic milk to save money during the economic crunch. The pullback is hurting organic dairy farmers, who find themselves with too much milk and not enough consumers to purchase it.
The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is dwindling, but refusing to eat them only hurts watermen without helping the crab populations. "If they're out there on the market, they're safe to eat," a Maryland state official said. Recipes are included.
William Mukabane, a CIA graduate, owns Safari DC, the only Kenyan restaurant in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama's grandmother, Sarah Obama, visited with friends and enjoyed a feast that included tilapia, samosas, Kenyan sausages and chapatis.